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JASG Art Curator Program Book
Through the Richard J. Wood Art Curator Series offered by the The National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) and the Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUSF), The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) is pleased to present a special lecture event, Art in the U.S.-Japan Relationship: A Curator’s Perspective. This event will highlight the unique aspects of Japanese art and its role in the grassroots relationship between the United States and Japan as guest lecturer, Monika Bincsik, Associate Curator of Japanese Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York will present the intricacies of the renowned Bamboo Art from The Abbey Collection.
Monika Bincsik, Diane and Arthur Abbey Associate Curator for Japanese Decorative Arts
Monika Bincsik specializes in Japanese decorative arts and textile. From 2008 to 2009 she was a Jane and Morgan Whitney Research Fellow at The Met. Later she worked as a research assistant at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, where she earned a second PhD on Japanese lacquers. From 2013 to 2015 she was an Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at The Met, and became Assistant Curator in 2015, then Diane and Arthur Abbey Associate Curator in 2019. She was co-curator of Kimono: A Modern History (2014) and curated Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and The Met (2015), Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection (2017), and Kyoto: Capital of Artistic Imagination (2019), furthermore was one of the co-curators of The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated (2019). Monika has published widely on decorative arts and collecting history.
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