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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 2005

Thursday, December 15, 6 p.m

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

Ukiyo-e Online: Digitization and Discoveries at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Sarah Thompson, Assistant Curator for Japanese Prints, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, explains the task of cataloging over 50,000 prints. Among the prints put online are those from the Spaulding collection, which have never been exhibited. Also shown, some images of prints that have been discovered in the process of counting, researching and cataloging. These discoveries will be the basis of an exhibition in the spring of 2006.


November 2005

Saturday, November 5, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark, New Jersey

Highlights of the Japanese Print Collection

William J. Dane, Keeper of Prints

RSVP by October 31 to William Dane (973-733-7745). Transportation details will be given at that time.


Thursday, November 10, 6 p.m.

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

Kabuki Heroes of the Osaka Stage, 1780-1830

Dr. C. Andrew Gerstle, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London


October 2005

Saturday, October 8, 2 p.m.

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

Prints of the Utagawa School: Part Three

Gallery talk by Dr. Masako Watanabe, Senior Research Associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art, for Ukiyo-e Society members only.


September 2005

Thursday, September 15, 6 p.m.

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

Dreaming of Edo Kabuki

Talk by Dr. Samuel L. Leiter, Theater Department, Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Members are invited to bring a favorite Kabuki print to share at the reception. Please include a 3 x 5 card with the title, artist, and collector's name.


Monday, September 26, 6 p.m.

Donald Keene Center
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
116th St. and Amsterdam Ave.
New York, New York

Loyal Samurai/Beautiful Women

Dr. Ellis Tinios, lecturer in the School of History, University of Leeds
Prints of beauties by Utamaro, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi inspired by the Kanadehon Chushingura. This event is co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University.


June 2005

Saturday, June 4, 2 p.m.

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

Annual Meeting

Details for the annual meeting will be mailed or e-mailed to members in advance.


Allison Tolman and Sebastian Izzard, Collector's Choice


April 2005

Saturday, April 16, 2-5 p.m.

Music Room in St. Peter's Church
691 Lexington Ave., at 54th St.
New York, New York

Workshop on Japanese Woodblock Prints

Sebastian Izzard, New York
On Collecting Japanese Prints

Shiho Sasaki, Associate Paper Conservator, Intermuseum Conservation AssociationTsuyukusa (Dayflower Blue): Manufacture and Use in Ukiyo-e Prints

Betty Fiske, Paper Conservator, Winterthur Museum, Delaware
Conservation of Japanese Prints: Storage, Display, and Treatment


Space is limited. A registration form will be sent separately to members, or use the online Registration Form. Free of charge for the members. Non-members are welcome, and will be charged a $35 fee.


March 2005

Thursday, March 10, 6 p.m.

Donald Keene Center
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
116th St. and Amsterdam Ave.
New York, New York

Contemporary Japanese Prints: A Gift to Los Angeles

Hollis Goodall, Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, Los Angeles County Museum
Lecture co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center, Columbia University.


Wednesday, March 16, 2-5 p.m.

A visit to a private collection
New York City

Members-only event

Registration required. Details will be mailed or e-mailed to current members in advance. Space is limited, so please sign up promptly.


February 2005

Thursday, February 17, 6 p.m.

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

Fanfare in the Floating World: Memorial Prints of Kabuki Actors

Christine Guth, Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Lecture co-sponsored by the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Reception follows.


Monday, February 28, 6-8 p.m.

Ukiyo-e Society of America Fund-Raising Cocktail Party
At the Home of Joan B. Mirviss
115 Central Park West, at 72nd St.
New York, New York

Members and their friends are invited to a fund-raising cocktail party.

January 2005

Thursday, January 27
6 p.m.

Donald Keene Center
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
116th St. and Amsterdam Ave.
New York, New York

Leviathans of the Floating World: Sumo Wrestlers and the Japanese Print

Harold Bolitho, History Department, Harvard University
Lecture co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center, Columbia University.