Another Story of an Olympian: Building a Japanese Art Collection

Another Story of an Olympian: Building a Japanese Art Collection

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Cranes by Kano Ujinobu (1616-1669), One of a pair of six-fold screens, Photograph and Digital Image © Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

Sunday, March 17, 11 AM

American collector Avery Brundage's gifts to the city of San Francisco led to the establishment of the Asian Art Museum, while his tenure as head of the International Olympic Committee from 1952 to 1972 positioned him to have a profound influence on U.S.-Japan relations in the postwar era. Robert Mintz, Deputy Director, Arts and Programs, Asian Art Museum San Francisco, explores how Brundage used Japanese art to facilitate the U.S.-Japan relationship and to express his deep-seated belief in the potential for art to impact the world.

Morning refreshments served before and after the lecture. Post-lecture tours of Radicalism in the Wilderness conducted by Japan Society staff, first-come, first-served.

Tickets: $15/$12 members, seniors & students

Each ticket includes same day, complimentary admission to the exhibition Radicalism in the Wilderness: Japanese Artists in the Global 1960s.

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Co-organized with the Japanese Art Society of America (JASA).

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