Visual Culture and Social Upheaval: Imaging Change in Late Edo Period Japan

Upcoming program open to the public at the Freer Gallery in conjunction with two ongoing exhibits at the Freer-Sackler: Visual Culture and Social Upheaval: Imaging Change in Late Edo Period Japan

Saturday, May 5, 2 pm
Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium

Explore the intersection of pop culture and spiritual concerns in late Edo society with leading scholars in the field. In turn, discover the reasons behind the acclaim for Kano Kazunobu’s phantasmagoric paintings of Buddha’s legendary disciples and Katsushika Hokusai’s famous print series of Mount Fuji. Learn how the popularity of these iconic images endures in contemporary Japan. The panel includes James C. Dobbins, Fairchild Professor of Religion at Oberlin College; Patricia Graham, independent art historian; Constantine N. Vaporis, professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Freer|Sackler curators James Ulak and Ann Yonemura.

LINKS TO EXHIBITION DESCRIPTIONS:

http://asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/masters-of-mercy/
http://asia.si.edu/exhibitions/future.asp#hokusai

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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