EXHIBITION TALK Desperately Seeking Geisha: Identifying Beauties in Ukiyo-e Prints

December 10, 2002
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Depictions of beautiful women (bijin) were among the most popular types of ukiyo-e prints and paintings, both in Edo-period Japan and later in the West. Andrew Maske, Curator of Japanese Art, Peabody Essex Museum, discusses the challenges of properly identifying women in these artworks according to profession or role in society.

Followed by a reception.

Held in conjunction with the Japan Society Gallery exhibition Kazari: Decoration and Display in Japan, 15th-19th Centuries.

Co-sponsored by the Ukiyo-e Society of America.

Tickets: $8, free admission for Japan Society and Ukiyo-e Society of America members and students.

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2002
  • 6:00 pm