Asian Art 101: Japanat Crow Collection of Asian Art • $10 for Friends of the Crow Collection, $20 for the public
Beginning with the samurai armor featured in Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete, Midori Oka will present how the arts of Japan are intimately related to Japanese history and cultural context. The lecture will reveal, for example, that historically significant battles from earlier centuries influenced the aesthetics of the Edo period (1603–1868) and beyond.
Visiting Scholar: Midori Oka, Research Associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bio: Midori Oka holds a master’s degree in Art History from the University of Kansas and is the curator of the Crow Collection of Asian Art’s exhibition Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete. Midori is a specialist of Edo period (1603-1868) paintings and prints and is currently a research associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to New York, she was curator of Japanese art at the Peabody Essex Museum.
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