Exhibiting Meiji Art and Culture: Curatorial Perspectives

Mitsutani Kunishirō; Flowers, circa 1910; oil on canvas; private collection.

Takuro Tsunoda and Chelsea Foxwell
October 9, 2023; 6–7:30PM

807 Schermerhorn Hall

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The art of the Meiji era (1868-1912) was the first to be collected as “contemporary Japanese art” in Europe and the United States. In this event, Takurō Tsunoda (curator at the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History) and Chelsea Foxwell (co-curator, with Bradley Bailey, of the exhibition Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan at Asia Society New York) will reflect on recent curatorial interpretations of the art and culture of the Meiji era. Following individual presentations on Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan and the exhibition The Development of Visual Culture in the Meiji Era (近代日本の視覚開化) recently held at the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Professors Tsunoda and Foxwell will discuss current trends in art historical research along with challenges, goals, and future aspirations for exhibiting Meiji art.