Lecture

From Brooklyn to Hokkaido: Stewart Culin & the Formation of the Japanese Art Collection at Brooklyn Museum
LECTURE

From Brooklyn to Hokkaido: Stewart Culin & the Formation of the Japanese Art Collection at Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō) (1797-1858), Matsushima in Oshu Province from the series Three Views of Japan (Nihon Sankei) (detail), circa 1855 (Edo period). Woodblock print; 9⅛ x 11 11/16 in. Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 76.151.10

In the early 20th century, Brooklyn Museum curator Stewart Culin conducted a series of expeditions to Japan which laid the groundwork for the museum’s collection of Asian art. Dr. Susan L. Beningson, Assistant Curator of Asian Art, Brooklyn Museum, explore Culin’s adventures in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hokkaido, and how many of the objects in the Japan Society exhibition came into the museum’s collection. Followed by a reception.

This lecture is part of the exhibition-related programming for Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum.

Tickets $12/$8 Japan Society members, students, and seniors (includes exhibition admission)


Arts & Culture Lecture Programs are made possible by funding from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.
 
Additional support is provided by Chris A. Wachenheim, and the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.

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