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The following is an archive of past Japanese Art Society of America lectures and special events. For our most current schedule, click on JASA Programs.

December 2006

Saturday, December 2, Viewing: 12-1 p.m. Auction: Begins promptly at 1 p.m.

The Music Room at St. Peter's Church
54th Street and Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Auction to Benefit the 2008 Exhibition Fund

Gustin Tan will be auctioning off Japanese prints and books to benefit the society's exhibition fund. Open to the public. Please donate prints and books, and come and buy others! You may find the perfect holiday gift for yourself.

Tuesday, December 19, 6 p.m.

Japan Society
Maruse Room
333 East 47th St.
New York, NY

The Trouble with Hideyoshi: The Censorship of Ukiyo-e Images from the Illustrated Life of the Taikō in 1804

Julie Nelson Davis, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

November 2006

Saturday, November 11,  to 5 p.m.

New York University Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th St.
New York, NY

Collectors' Forum

Moderator: Donald Jenkins, Curator Emeritus of Asian Art and Director Emeritus, Portland Art Museum

Collectors: Richard Fishbein, George Mann, Joanna Schoff, John C. Weber, David R. Weinberg
Dealers: Sebastian Izzard, Joan Mirviss

October 2006

Wednesday, October 25, 6 p.m.

New York Public Library
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Celeste Bartos Education Center, South Court (enter from Astor Hall)
5th Ave. and 42nd St.
New York, NY

The Whole World in Your Hands: Japanese Artists and the Book Public

Roger S. Keyes, Visiting Scholar, Department of East Asian Studies, Brown University; Guest Curator of Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan at the New York Public Library, October 20, 2006-February 4, 2007.

Saturday, October 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Dr.
Cincinnati, OH

Rarely viewed works by the sosaku hanga masters from The Howard and Caroline Porter Collection

Curator Kristin Spangenberg will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the Cincinnati Art Museum's vast collection of 20th-century Japanese prints. Society members only. Tables will be reserved for lunch in the museum's dining room.

2 p.m.
Public Spectacles and Personal Pleasures: Four centuries of Japanese Prints from a Cincinnati Collection

Bernice and Joel Weisman will lead attendees through the exhibit of their collection, a promised bequest to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

5 p.m.
Webs, Nets and Drops: Prints by Ida Shoichi, Noda Tetsuya and Oda Mayumi

The exhibition will be featured at a reception at Mary Baskett's gallery, located in Cincinnati's historic Mt. Adams section.

September 2006

Friday-Sunday, September 15-17

Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA

Symposium in conjunction with two exhibitions of Meiji arts; open to the public.
Friday, September 15
7:30 p.m.
Promoting and Resisting Westernization in Meiji Japan (opening lecture)
Saturday, September 16
10 a.m.
Chikanobu's Depictions of Women

Kyoko Kurita, Pomona, "Images of Women's Future in Meiji Japan"

Miya Lippett, USC, "True Beauties or New Beauties?"

Lisa Morrisette, Denison, "Fashion in the Meiji Prints of Chikanobu"

Anne Walthall, UC Irvine, "Late-19th-Century Nostalgia"

2 p.m.
Reviving the Past in Meiji Prints and Paintings

Allen Hockley, Pomona, "Images of Women's Future in Meiji Japan

Joshua Mostow, UBC, "Chikanobu and the Feminization of the Past"

Julia Sapin, WWU, "Advertising and the Kimono"

Juli Wolfgram, Cal Tech, "Meiji Publishing & Miyatake Gaikotsu: Ukiyoe Redux"

4:30 p.m.
Harper Fund Lecture

Ellen Conant, "Meiji Painting: Rhetoric and Reality"

7-9 p.m.
Exhibition Openings

Chikanobu: Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints, Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

Modernizing the Arts in Meiji Japan, Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College

Sunday, September 17
10 a.m.
Religious Responses to the Changing World of Meiji

Michel Mohr, "Fascination for Religious Unity: The Case of Murakami Sensho (1851-1929)"

Janine T. Sawada, U. Iowa, "The impact of 'Civilization and Enlightenment' on Mt. Fuji Devotionalism"

Paul B. Watt, DePauw, "The Reception of the Tokugawa Buddhist Master Jiun in Meiji Buddhism"

2 p.m.
Creating Art for a World Audience

Christine Guth, Stanford, "Hasegawa's Fairy Tale Books: Marketing Japan to Children of All Ages"

Morgan Pitelka, Occidental, "Raku Goes Global: Reconfiguring the Arts of Tea in Meiji Japan"

Alice Tseng, Boston U., "The Nude in the Room: On Public Exhibition in Modern Kyoto"

Bert Winter-Tamaki, UCI, "Western Painting and the Acquisition of Western Culture"

Details for other members-only events during the weekend have been mailed out.

Friday, September 29
6 p.m.

New York University Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th St.
New York, NY

A New Dimension: Takeuchi Seiho and the Kyoto Textile Industry

Ellen Conant, Independent Scholar

June 2006

Saturday, June 3, 2-5 p.m.

Warwick Hotel
65 West 54th St.
New York, New York

Annual Meeting

Sebastian Izzard and Allison Tolman will comment on prints brought by members.

Book and catalog sale

May 2006

Wednesday, May 3, 2 p.m.

New York, New York

Visit to a Private Collection of Japanese Art

Details have been mailed out. This event is open to members only. Registration is now closed, as the session is full.

Thursday-Saturday, May 11-13

Events at the Library of Congress and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Washington, DC

Includes Hokusai Exhibition and Symposium

Details have been mailed to members; registration deadline is April 17. These events are open to members and their guests.

Thursday, May 18, First group: 12:45 p.m.; second group: 1:45 p.m.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
82d St. and Fifth Ave.
New York, New York

Behind the Scenes Visit to View Japanese Prints in the Storage Room of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dr. Masako Watanabe
Details have been mailed out. This event is open to members only. Registration is now closed, as both sessions are full.

April 2006

Thursday, April 6, 6 p.m.

New York University Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th St.
New York, New York

Sharaku at the Art Institute of Chicago

George Mann, Collector and Lecturer

February 2006

Saturday, February 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

New York University Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th St.
New York, New York

West Meets East: Western Artists Practicing the Art of Japanese Woodblock Printing

Kendall Brown, Associate Professor of Asian Art History in the Department of Art at California State University, Long Beach; Susan Peters, Collector; and Allison Tolman, Dealer

January 2006

Wednesday, January 18, 6 p.m.

New York University Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th St.
New York, New York

Competition in Edo Print Culture: The Utagawa School

Laura J. Mueller, Doctoral Candidate, University of Wisconsin, and Van Vleck Curatorial Intern, Chazen Museum of Art