The Japanese Art Society of America (JASA) promotes the study and appreciation of Japanese art. Founded in 1973 as the Ukiyo-e Society of America by collectors of Japanese prints, JASA's mission has expanded to include related fields of Japanese art. Through its annual lectures, seminars and other events, the Society provides a dynamic forum in which members can exchange ideas and experiences with experts about traditional and contemporary arts of Japan.
April JASA Events
Join us at The Marymount School in New York City on Wednesday, April 1, for lectures by Peter J. Johnson and Midori Oka on Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s Japanese art collection and the RISD Museum.
On Tuesday, April 7, JASA members will meet at the Japan Society Gallery for a private tour of the exhibition Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection, with gallery director Miwako Tezuka.
At the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday, April 16, curator Felice Fischer will lead a private tour of the special exhibition of Art of the Kano.
Author Yuriko Kuchiki will present a lecture on the early career of
Sadajiro Yamanaka at The Marymount School on Wednesday, April 29.
JASA sends best wishes for 2015, the Year of the Sheep, and welcomes your tax-deductible gift.
Image shown: “Two Russians and Sheep,” Hashimoto Sadahide (1807–1873), woodblock print, 1860; courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
The JASA Store Is Open!
JASA memberships and renewals—as well as Impressions current and back issues,
subscriptions and other publications—can now be purchased online through PayPal, by credit card or direct debit. Stop by the JASA Store today!
Now Available: Impressions 36
With 298 full-color pages, Impressions 36 features
interviews with Sylvan Barnet, Robert Feinberg, Shawn Eichman and
Stephen Salel, and John Carpenter, as well as essays on lacquer, Kabuki
Godzilla Mashiko, the JASA colloquium, John Rosenfield, and James
Cahill. Also includes eight exhibition and book reviews. To preview
Impressions Volume 36 , view the Table of Contents.
JASA Lectures Online
JASA has now begun an initiative to record JASA lectures when possible. JASA member John Resig—creator of Ukiyo-e.org, the Japanese woodblock print database and search engine, a new tool for
ukiyo-e researchers, scholars, and collectors that simplifies print
research—has volunteered to record audio of a selection of these lectures and combine it with the slides used by the presenter. These videos can be watched by anyone interested in Japanese art and culture, and from anywhere in the world. As a lecture is completed. it will be announced on the website and viewers can click on a link view it on YouTube.