Lecture

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

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.

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