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Japanese Art Society of America
P.O. Box 394
Lexington, MA 02420

All lectures are Zoom webinars and require advance registration.

February Events

Art Across Borders: Japanese Artists in the United States before World War II
Online program, February 7, 5pm (EST)

Join us virtually for a webinar with scholar Ramona Handel-Bajema, author of Art Across Borders: Japanese Artists in the United States before World War II (MerwinAsia Publishers, 2021). She will discuss the wave of Japanese artists who contributed to the establishment of American Modernism, challenged notions of a Japanese aesthetic and flourished in a nation that was at times hostile and other times welcoming. Note: Advance registration is required.

None Whatsoever: Zen Paintings from the Gitter-Yelen Collection
In person trip, February 17-19

On the occasion of the opening of None Whatsoever: Zen Paintings from the Gitter-Yelen Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, join JASA in person for a curated weekend, February 17 to 19, in Houston’s renowned Museum District, focusing on this special exhibition and other key events. Dr. Yukio Lippit, Jeffrey T. Chambers and Andrea Okumura Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, is co-curator of the exhibition with Bradley Bailey, the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Curator of Asian Art at the MFAH. Note: Sign up in advance is required.

Recorded Lectures

Recordings of JASA's earlier online lectures are available on the organization's website, click here


Now available Impressions 43, Part Two (2022)
In this issue, Fredric Schneider tells how and why he formed a collection of cloisonné enamels, now a promised gift to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. We pay tribute to two JASA members, Jacqueline Avant, a Los Angeles lacquer collector, and Kōichi Yanagi, a premier art dealer with a gallery in New York. At the Jewish Museum in New York, Evgeny Steiner considered a display of Edmund De Waal’s netsuke, made famous in The Hare with Amber Eyes. Hollis Goodall takes us into the world of ghosts and demons exhibited in Santa Fe and New South Wales. Betty Swinton reviews a handy new book on ukiyo-e by Julie Davis, and Rosina Buckland tackles a lavish publication on Japanese screens; even though the book is too heavy to read in bed, it discusses the spatial aspects of screens with a conceptual, often French-focused approach. Samuel Morse introduces an exhibition of pottery in Minneapolis and its catalogue, Kamoda Shōji—The Art of Change. Finally, John Carpenter invokes Shōki, the Demon Queller, called upon in times of epidemic.

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