Contemporary Japanese Art: A Curator’s Perspective

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Contemporary Japanese Art: A Curator’s Perspective

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Suzuki Osamu, Clay figure (dogu), 1965

Suzuki Osamu (Japanese, 1926-2001)
Clay figure (dogu), 1965
Glazed stoneware
Restricted Gift of Tamara and Michael Root, Japanese Art Shinkokai Fund, 2012.174

Janice Katz, Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, will provide an overview of contemporary Japanese art at that museum- its history, its presence in the galleries now, and its potential future. She will cover works of art in a range of media, but focus mostly on woodblock prints and ceramics, which are those areas traditionally collected by the museum since the 1950s. She will then layout ideas for areas of future growth such as video, installations, and beyond. In all she will explore the picture of what the museum’s collecting has been and where it could go, situating the Art Institute among other U.S. museums.

Janice Katz is the Roger L. Weston Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Art Institute of Chicago and has been with the museum for over 13 years. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2004. Her research focuses on paintings from the Edo period (1615–1868) and the history of art collecting in Japan. She was the primary author of the catalogue Japanese Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2003), and the organizer of the exhibition Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Saint Louis Art Museum (2009), which traveled to St. Louis and San Francisco. She received the Japan America Society of Chicago 2009 Cultural Achievement Award.

Hosted by the NC Japan Center


October 31
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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