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IN THE MOMENT: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection

September 11, 2013 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

FREE and open to public.

An illustrated talk by Dr. Laura W. Allen, Curator of Japanese Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

“In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection” – now on IMAGE_9.11_eventexhibit at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco – presents 64 exceptional artworks spanning 1,100 years. The exhibition explores the dynamic nature of art selection and display in traditional Japanese settings, where artworks are often temporarily presented in response to a special occasion or to reflect the change of seasons.

Included in the exhibition are significant works by noted artists of the Momoyama (1573-1615) and Edo (1615-1868) periods – along with other important examples of religious art, lacquer, woodwork, and metalwork from earlier eras.

Come join us to hear Dr. Allen’s insights about these rarely exhibited artworks and the process of curating this exhibition.

Dr. Laura W. Allen earned her doctorate from UC Berkeley where she specialized in the history of Japanese painting. She has written widely on Japanese painting and woodblock prints, and has taught Asian Art history at many Bay Area campuses. Her most recent publications are two catalogues published by the Asian Art Museum, The Printer’s Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection and In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection.

Patrick Lloyd Hatcher, Ph.D., will moderate.


For additional information, contact Professor Chiho Sawada at chihosawada@gmail.com.


Presented by the Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI). Cosponsored by the Japan Society of Northern California and the HNU Integrative Studies Across Cultures Program.


September 11, 2013
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE and open to public.


Professor Chiho Sawada


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