Japanese Art in America: Building the Next Generation

March 16, 2009
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Public Symposium

Co-organized with The Japan Foundation, New York

This public symposium, the final part of a day-long professional conference, will open with a presentation from special guest Hideki Hayashida on the role of the visual arts in Japan’s international cultural exchange. Following the presentation, moderators from the three morning and afternoon sessions will report on their discussions, put forward concrete proposals for addressing the challenges facing the study and display of Japanese art in the United States, and make the case for the contribution that Japanese art can make to American culture.

Special Guest:
Hideki Hayashida
, Director of the National Art Center, Tokyo, and former Commissioner for Cultural Affairs

Joe Earle
, Vice President of Japan Society and Director of Japan Society Gallery
Yukio Lippitt, Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University
Willard Clark, collector and founder of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture, Hanford, CA

Richard J. Wood
, President, Japan Society


Buy tickets online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

Kusama Yayoi, Net S.P., 1961, Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 1/8" (76.2 x 91.8 cm), Japan Society JS 12.200; gift of the artist, Photo: Steve Williams.

  • Monday, March 16, 2009
  • 6:30 pm