This lecture series will begin by focusing on special themes in Japanese art before moving chronologically from the Momoyama period (1573–1615) to Japanese contemporary art. The lectures are delivered by prominent scholars and curators in the field.
Press the grey "View in iTunes U" button above to view and download the lectures. The lectures available on iTunes U are as follows.
The Yamato-e tradition: Japanese picture scrolls and famous-place paintings
Laura Allen, Asian Art Museum
Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts
Haruo Shirane, Columbia University
Samurai Life during the Edo Period
Luke Roberts, UC Santa Barbara
Stuffed Buddhas: Buddhist Sculpture, Interior Objects, and Consecration
Gregory Levine, UC Berkeley
The Art of Monks: Ink Painting in Medieval Japan
Yukio Lippit, Harvard University
Famous Sites, Great Names in Momoyama and Early Edo Painting
Elizabeth Lillehoj, DePaul University
Kimono Stories: Four Centuries of Japanese Fashion
Sharon Takeda, LACMA
Reading 'The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared' In Context
Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania
Collecting and Connoisseurship
Emily Sano, Former Director Asian Art Museum
The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by Charles D. and Frances K. Field Fund, Bonhams, and Society for Asian Art.