|JASA Calendar of Lectures and Special Events|
Please print out this schedule of Japanese Art Society events for reference. (Click on Print icon at right and use the print function of your browser.) You may also refer to the Newsletter's listing of JASA events. If you wish to receive reminders by E mail, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Christy Laidlaw. Lectures are open to the public and free of charge. Please note: The New York University Institute of Fine Arts requests that all members who plan to attend its events contact its hotline at (212) 992-5803 or E-mail IFA.Events@nyu.edu. For all regional events, we would appreciate advance notice of attendance. Please contact the Membership Coordinator.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 6 P.M.
The Nippon Club, Rose Room
Re-Envisioning Japan: Meiji Fine Art Textiles
Susan Tosk and Diane Genre invite you to the inaugural launch of Re-Envisioning Japan: Meiji Fine Art Textiles by John E. Vollmer. Introduction by Susan Peters, Past President of JASA, followed by a presentation by John E. Vollmer. A reception and book signing will follow
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14
Asian Art Museum
SAN FRANCISCO EVENT
JASA and the Society for Asian Art (SSA) are delighted to co-sponsor a very special day of Japanese-themed lectures and art. The day begins with a lecture on Post-War Japanese Art by Professor Ming Tiampo of Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Professor Tiampo is an expert in the Gutai Art Association, active in Japan from 1954 to 1972, and co-curated the highly acclaimed and groundbreaking exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2013. Her presentation is part of the SAA series From Monet to Ai Weiwei: How We Got Here, examining the influences on and evolution of modern and contemporary art in Asia. Following the lecture, you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch on your own at the museum‘s café and visit the galleries as well as the museum‘s celebrated store.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 4–6 p.m.
Scholten Japanese Art
Strike a Pose: Spectacular Imagery of the Kabuki Theater
Katherine Martin will host a special private viewing of the Scholten Japanese Art Gallery‘s exhibition of kabuki prints. There will be a gallery chat and private reception for JASA members. The exhibition focuses on ukiyo-e woodblock prints portraying popular kabuki actors in lavish costumes on stage as well as relaxing off stage. While kabuki-related subjects had significant visual influence on the West, the highly stylized nature of the theater and the complexity of much of the related imagery have created a barrier (both in language and in visual cues) to understanding the underlying meaning of many compositions. In addition to identifying the actors, their roles and the plays, the exhibition uncovers hidden meanings and explores aspects of kabuki that are often overlooked or underappreciated in the West.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
Japanese Garden at Kykuit
GARDEN TOUR AND TEA CEREMONY
this full-day excursion, JASA members will tour the teahouse designed
by Yoshimura Junzo and take part in a tea ceremony. Urasenke Tea
Master Yoshihiro Terazono will join us once again to demonstrate the details of this ancient tradition. JASA member Tomoko Urabe and Greg Succop will participate as tea-ceremony assistants. This will be followed by a bento lunch (included in the
Tour fee is $40 per person. Reservations are required; space is limited to 15. Registration is first come, first served, but priority will be given to those who have not participated in JASA’s trips to Kykuit in the past. If you would like to attend, please register by clicking this link: 10/19/16 Kykuit Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony, then click the Register Now button and fill out the registration form. If you have any questions,
please contact Christy Laidlaw, Membership Coordinator, at email@example.com or (917) 658-3955.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 6 P.M
The Marymount School
Mokuhanga in Translation: Printing, Writing and Teaching: the World of Japanese Woodcuts
Join us for a lecture by April Vollmer, a New York–based artist and printmaker who specializes in mokuhanga, Japanese woodcut printmaking. Ms. Vollmer received an MFA from Hunter College, has exhibited her work internationally and has taught workshops across the U.S. Awards include fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts,and the Nagasawa Art Park program in Japan. Her work has been published in journals including Science, Contemporary Impressions and Art in Print. She was on the board of the First and Second International Mokuhanga Conferences in Japan and her book, Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop, was released by Watson-Guptill in 2015.
Monday, December 12, 6 P.M
The Marymount School
LECTURE AND ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
Henry Adams will present John LaFarge and Japan: How the Quest for Nirvana Gave Birth to Modern Art. Adams, a Case Western Reserve art historian and collateral descendant of Henry Adams, will discuss John La Farge (1835–1910) , who made a career-emboldening trip to Japan in 1886, although he had been collecting ukiyo-e since an earlier trip to Paris.
Saturday, December 10
Art Museum at the
University of St. Joseph
A DAY OF JAPANESE ART IN CONNECTICUT
Members will meet at the Asia Society (725 Park Ave, New York, City) at 8:15 a.m. First stop is the Art Museum at the
University of St. Joseph in West Hartford arriving around 11 a.m. to
view the exhibit Hanga Now: Contemporary Japanese Printmakers, which
features contemporary Japanese artists working in a wide range of
techniques, including color woodblocks, etchings, mezzotints,
lithographs, and screenprints. Bento lunch at the University of St Joseph (choice of salmon or chicken).
Past JASA programs