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Fall–Winter 2015


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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.


September

ThurSDAY, septEMBER 17, 6 p.m.

The Marymount School
1026 Fifth Avenue, between 83rd and 84th Streets

New York, New York

Ceramic Cartography: Japanese Map Plates and the Tempo Era (1830-44)

This talk will be presented by Richard A. Pegg, Ph.D., Director and Curator of Asian Art for the MacLean Collection in Illinois. His most recent publication is Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps.

In late Edo period Japan, there was a growing general interest in map-making as one aspect of the fascination with and pursuit of “Western learning” (j. rangaku).  During the early 19th century, a particular map format was created in Japan, that of the map plate. This lecture will examine the various origins of the types of maps used; the different types of ceramic wares produced, including Arita, Kutani and Gennai; as well as the period of their greatest concentration, the Tenpo era (1830-44), for this unique Japanese map format.

To reserve a place, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955.


October

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14

Japanese Garden at Kykuit
200 Lake Road
Pocantico Hills
, New York

GARDEN TOUR AND TEA CEREMONY

On 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 Kayoko Hirota, director of Chado Urasenke Tankokai North America Head Office, will participate. This will be  followed by a bento lunch (included in the tour fee).

Registration is first-come. first-served, and priority will be given to those who have not participated in JASA’s trips to Kykuit in the past. The tour is limited to 15 members and the fee is $40.  To reserve a place, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955. 

Please note: The paths are irregular steppingstones; the teahouse and garden are not handicapped accessible. If it rains, we will postpone to another date.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 11 A.M.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue
New York, New York

Celebrating the Arts of Japan

John T. Carpenter, Ph.D., the Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese Art, will give JASA members a private tour of the first rotation of the exhibition Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection (October 20, 2015–July 31, 2016). This exhibition is a tribute to a great collector and reveals the most important and impressive collection of Japanese art outside of Japan today, carefully curated over a span of 50 years of collecting.

Registration is first-come. first-served. The tour is limited to 35 members and the fee is $10. To reserve a place, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 4:30 P.M.

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, New York

For a New World to Come

Michael Chagnon, Curator of Exhibition Interpretation at the Japan Society, will give JASA members a private tour of the exhibition For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979 (on view October 9, 2015–January 10, 2016). This exhibition spotlights the radical break with the past by illustrating the new visual language embraced by artists and photographers in Japan during this period of social upheaval.

Registration is first-come. first-served. The tour is limited to 25 members. To reserve a place, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955.


THURSDAY–SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29–31

Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts
Minneapolis, Minnesota

trip to Minneapolis

JASA is pleased to announce an exciting member trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to see two extraordinary exhibitions of Japanese art at the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts: highlights from the recently acquired Mary Griggs Burke collection, long considered the finest private collection of its kind outside of Japan; and Seven Masters, a shin hanga print exhibition pulling from the Wells collection of seven well-known Japanese masters.

Our program includes a guided tour of the exhibitions by Dr. Andreas Marks, Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese and Korean Art at the MIA, and a special lecture on Shinsui by Dr. Chiaki Ajioka, former curator of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Additionally, we will visit two Japanese gardens: the renowned Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden in St. Paul, which Japanese garden expert Dr. Kendall Brown considers one of the finest Japanese gardens in the U.S., and a private Japanese garden that shows a modern interpretation of this art form.

Registration is first-come. first-served. The tour is limited to 20. The trip fees,  $260, include lecture and admission fees, bus transportation and a special prearranged dinner.  A block of hotel rooms have been reserved for JASA members at a special rate (not included in the trip fees). We expect this trip to sell out quickly, so we urge you to sign up soon! To reserve a place, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955.


November

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Cobamong
Armonk
, New York

GARDEN TOUR AND STUDIO VISIT

JASA members will visit a private 20-acre Japanese-inspired pond garden at Cobamong and Hiroshi Senju’s studio. This day trip has been organized by JASA member Joshua Shapiro.

Our group will depart from Manhattan by motor coach; lunch is included. Registration is first-come. first-served. The tour is limited to 24 members and the fee is $65. To reserve a place, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955.



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER  19

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
Independence Ave. at 12th St. S.W.
Washington, DC

Sotatsu: Making Waves

One-day excursion to see Sotatsu: Making Waves, a major exhibition with important loans from Japan, Europe and the U.S. James Ulak, exhibition curator and Curator of Japanese Art, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, will present a special lecture on the exhibition prior to our viewing. This trip is co-organized with the Asian Art Society of New England.

Registration is first-come. first-served. The tour is limited to 35 members and the fee is $40. Fee includes a box lunch and the lecture; transportation is on your own. To reserve a place, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955.


December

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 6 p.m.

The Marymount School
1026 Fifth Avenue, between 83rd and 84th Streets

New York, New York

LECTURE AND HOLIDAY PARTY

Matthew R. Welch, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA), will give a lecture on  Fast Forward: Japanese Art at MIA and Beyond. Dr. Welch will discuss the remarkable growth of the Japanese art collection at MIA, the museum’s formation of a center for Japanese studies, and the future state of the field. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and a B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, and is a specialist in Japanese and Korean art with particular emphasis on Edo period painting and Zen painting.

Reservations required. To RSVP, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955.


Past JASA programs

January–July  2015
January–December 2014
January–December 2013
January–December 2012
January–December 2011
January–December 2010
January–December 2009
January–December 2008
January–December 2007
January–December 2006
January–December 2005
September–December 2004