Art & History: Tracing the Diversity of Japanese Culture

April 6, 2014
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Japan’s cultural diversity, geography and history are illuminated through an in-depth exploration of rare works from our spring exhibition, Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum. In this two-day course, educators learn about Ainu designs, Edo-period woodblock prints and screens, contemporary ceramics and more through interactive lectures, a gallery tour and a hands-on art session. Recommended for grade K-12 educators. This course is also open to the general public. This program is presented in conjunction with Japan Society Gallery.
Session 1:  Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10 am – 4 pm
·         Cultural Diversity and Geography of Japan, led by Dr. Paul Droubie, Manhattan College
·         Gallery Tour led by Dr. Miwako Tezuka, Director, Japan Society Gallery
Session 2: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 10 am – 4 pm
·         Art History and Diversity in Arts, led by Dr. Midori Oka, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
·         Hands-on Art Session, led by Ms. Yumi Nagasawa, museum educator/Education Associate, Japan Society
Tuition includes lunch and materials: 
$100 for both sessions ($60 per session) for non-Japan Society members
, $80 for both sessions ($50 per session) for Japan Society members. 
Payment is refundable until 4/4 with a 10% handling fee. 
Please click here for the registration form.
(Note: We suggest that you open the application form with Google Chrome or Internet Explore to fill it out directly.  Or you can download and print the form to fill it out).

Please mail the form with a check made payable to Japan Society (or your credit card information) to:
Education Programs

Japan Society

333 East 47th Street

New York, NY 10017
Attn:  Spring Teacher Workshop

Seats are limited. Early registration is highly recommended.
For more information, email [email protected] or call (212) 715-1275.

Additional support is provided by The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc., Chris A. Wachenheim, Jon T. Hutcheson, and Joshua S. Levine and Nozomi Terao.
Student and Family Programs are supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

  • Sunday, April 6, 2014
  • 10:00 am