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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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

New York, New York

CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE CERAMICS: NYC GALLERIES TOUR

Join JASA President Susan Peters for a full-day excursion to several New York art galleries featuring contemporary Japanese ceramic exhibitions.

Morning: Four Uptown Exhibitions

10 a.m.:  Fukami Sueharu New Works
Meet at Erik Thomsen Gallery, 23 East 67th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues

11 a.m.: Kawase Shinobu: The Blossoming of Celadon
Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd., 39 East 78th Street, 4th Floor, where we will meet master ceramist Kawase Shinobu

12 p.m.: Pottery as Canvas
Hollis Taggart Galleries, 958 Madison Avenue (between 75 and 76th Streets), Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd., Beatrice Chang

12:45 p.m.: CHAWAN: Tea bowls by 16 contemporary Japanese potters
Ippodo Gallery New York, 12 E. 86th Street, #507, at Madison Avenue

1:30-3 p.m. Lunch on your own


Afternoon: Two Chelsea Exhibitions

3 p.m.: Solo show of Mizuno Mineo
Onishi Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, lower floor

3:15 p.m.: Group show of several contemporary Japanese ceramic artists
Onishi Gallery

Group is limited to 25 JASA members, by reservation only—first come, first serve. If you would like to attend, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955 to reserve a place.


October

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

Kykuit Gardens,
Tarrytown, New York

By special request: Autumn Maple Viewing and Tea Ceremony at Kykuit

A full-day excursion by train to Kykuit, the Rockefeller Family Estate in Tarrytown. Tour hosted by JASA Board Member and Secretary Cynthia Altman, Curator of the Kykuit collections. Urasenke Tea Master Yoshihiro Terazono and Tomoko Urabe will again join us.

Space is limited to 15, by reservation only—first come, first serve. Please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955 to reserve a place.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 5:15 P.M.
The Marymount School
1026 Fifth Avenue, between 83rd and 84th Streets
New York, New York
PRESENTATION: Tribute to Terry Satsuki Milhaupt

Terry Satsuki Milhaupt (1959–2012) was an independent art historian based in New York, a guest curator and an internationally recognized expert on Japanese textiles as well as a former JASA board member. She contributed essays to numerous exhibition catalogs and publications, including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (2010).

Textile specialist Sharon S. Takeda, Senior Curator and Department Head, Costume and Textiles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will speak about the work of past–JASA Board Member and scholar Terry Milhaupt in honor of her book on Japanese kimono, Kimono: A Modern History, in conjunction with the special exhibition of the same title from September 27, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

This presentation and reception will take place immediately following the Sunday at the Met public program on kimonos from 3–4:30 p.m. in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For more information about the events at the Met, please click here.

If you would like to attend, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955 to reserve a place.


November

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 6 p.m.
The Marymount School
1026 Fifth Avenue, between 83rd and 84th Streets
New York, New York

Scenes of Japanese Poetry and Prose: Representing Classics in Japanese Lacquer and Textile Art

Monika Bincsik will present a special talk on Japanese lacquer, in conjunction with the kimono exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dr. Bincsik is an art historian specializing in Japanese decorative arts and collecting history. At present she is an Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Department of Asian Art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

If you would like to attend, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955 to reserve a place.


December

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 6 p.m.

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

New York, New York

HOLIDAY PARTY AND LECTURE: Ink and Gold, Theme and Variation in the Art of the Kano

Special Guest Lecturer is Felice Fischer, Senior Curator of East Asian Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Dr. Fischer was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays in Fall 2013 for her exceptional contribution to Japan–U.S. relations through the promotion of major cultural exchanges in the field of arts and for deepening the appreciation of Japanese culture in the region.

In February 2015, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the exhibition Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano. The Kano lineage of painters was established in the 15th century by Kano Masanobu and continued until the early 20th century. The longevity of the Kano was owed in part to the longevity of their primary patron, the Tokugawa shogunate. The Kano painters also found support among the Kyoto aristocracy and the growing merchant elite. While the Kano were providing stunning large-scale gold-backed imagery on sliding doors and screens for castles and residences, they continued to create ink landscapes based on their interpretation of Chinese modes. The genius of artists like Kano Tan'yu lies in his ability to produce the themes his patrons demanded, but make them new with his own variations of focus, style, and brushwork. This presentation will explore this significant factor in the Kano dominance by following some of the important themes that formed the core vocabulary for Kano artists: Chinese figures (historical and literary) flower-and-bird painting (kachōga), ink landscapes (Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang).

If you would like to attend, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955 to reserve a place.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13

Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, NJ

Special exhibition tour: Chigusa and the art of Tea in Japan

Princeton curators and Professor Andrew Watsky will host a special tour of the exhibition Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan. The exhibition will include the ceramic vessel named Chigusa and all its accoutrements, and will feature loans and works in the collection of the Princeton University Art Museum. Different from the Freer Sackler presentation, Princeton’s show will add a section on Japan’s appropriation of Chinese and southeast Asian materials in the art of tea. This one-day excursion is planned in conjunction with the exhibition. The trip will include lunch and a special viewing of the University's collection of ukiyo-e prints with Curator Cary Liu.

This event is limited to 25 participants.  Trip fees to be determined. Registration is first come first serve, please contact Christy LaidlawPlease contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or (917) 658-3955 to reserve a place.

Members may wish to attend Princeton University Art Museum's symposium “Chigusa in Context: In and Around Chanoyu in Sixteenth-century Japan’ on November 8.  Click here for more information regarding the symposium.



Past JASA programs

January-June 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