2018 Woodruff-Matsuo Lecture

Beginning in the 1860s, after Japan ended its more than 200 years of seclusion, Japanese prints, ceramics, and other wares became available in Europe.

Free and open to public. Reception follows.

Start Time: Thursday, April 19, 2018 3:30 PM
End Time: Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:00 PM
Location: Voorhees Hall Incl Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free
Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237
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Artists responded almost immediately, incorporating Japanese subjects, compositional formats, and techniques into their works. “Japonisme,” as style became known, was behind many innovations of artists still celebrated today, like Van Gogh, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Whistler.

Join us for a talk on this compelling meeting of two cultures, delivered by Sarah E. Thompson, Curator of Japanese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Thompson has curated many acclaimed exhibitions, including Hokusai, a comprehensive look at one of the masters of Japanese art; her most recent publication is Tattoos in Japanese Prints.

This program is held in conjunction with our special exhibition Set in Stone: Lithography in Paris, 1815-1900, on view through July 29, 2018.

Target Audience: Current Students,  Robeson Centennial Celebration,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families