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Fall–Winter 2016


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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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 6 P.M.

The Nippon Club, Rose Room
145 West 57th Street , between Ave. of the Americas and Seventh Ave.
New York, New York

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
 
Reservations required. RSVP by September 5, 2016. IIf you would like to attend, please register by clicking this link: 091316 Vollmer Presentation, then click the Register Now button and fill out the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Laidlaw, Membership Coordinator, at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955.


October

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, California

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.

In the afternoon, Japanese art scholar, Bonhams senior advisor and former JASA board member Joe Earle will give a JASA-sponsored lecture Meiji: Summation and Transformation, in which he will introduce masterpieces of Meiji-era (1868–1912) craft in different media including metalwork, enamels, ceramics, textiles and bamboo. He will use these to show how skillfully their makers both interpreted earlier cultural and artistic traditions and created new modes of expression in response to the demands of an adoring global clientele. After the lecture, Laura Allen, Curator of Japanese Art at the Asian Art Museum, will take our group through the exhibition of Japanese lacquer on view now. A wine and cheese reception hosted by the SAA will follow. There is an optional dinner for JASA members at a nearby French restaurant, Jardiniere. Please contact JASA President and trip leader Wilson Grabill at w_grabill@yahoo.com if you are interested in participating in the dinner.

Reservations required. JASA participation is limited to 15 members. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 30.  Registration is first come, first served. Fee for JASA members is $20, which covers admission to the SAA lecture. JASA members who are not  members or affiliates of the Asian Art Museum will need to pay the entrance fee at the museum as well.  If you would like to attend, please register by clicking this link: 101416 San Francisco Event, then click the Register Now button and fill out the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Laidlaw, Membership Coordinator, at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

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 Greg Succop will participate as tea-ceremony assistants. This will be  followed by a bento lunch (included in the tour fee).

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 japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955.
 
Please note: The paths are irregular stepping stones; the teahouse and garden are not handicapped accessible. If it rains, we will postpone to another date.


November

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 6 P.M

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

New York, New York

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.

Reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please register by clicking this link: 110216 Vollmer Lecture, click the Register Now button and fill out the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Laidlaw, Membership Coordinator, at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955.


December

Monday, December 12, 6 P.M

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

New York, New York

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.

The JASA annual holiday party will take place following the lecture. Reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please register by clicking this link: 121216 Adams Lecture and Holiday Party, then click the Register Now button and fill out the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Laidlaw, Membership Coordinator, at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955.


Past JASA programs

January–June 2016
January–December 2015
January–December 2014
January–December 2013
January–December 2012
January–December 2011
January–December 2010
January–December 2009
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January–December 2007
January–December 2006
January–December 2005
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