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Art in the US-Japan Relationship - Hokusai: A Curator's Perspective with Sarah Thompson

  • Friday, October 15, 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The High Museum of Art, Circle Room, 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309


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Base fee:
  • Includes admission into The High Museum of Art before the main program.
  • Includes admission into The High Museum of Art before the main program.

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    Join Event via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84312071810?pwd=SnJiQVdSWE5IQ2JHaXRQYVNsbDZhQT09

    Meeting ID: 843 1207 1810
    Passcode: Hokusai
        YouTube Live Broadcast: https://youtu.be/ArtIgD-o__c

          The Japan-America Society of Georgia is pleased to present a special lecture highlighting the unique role art plays in US-Japan relations featuring a behind the scenes look into Katsushika Hokusai and his iconic woodblock prints. Join us for a special evening with Dr. Sarah Thompson, Curator of Japanese Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) — home of the largest and finest collection of Japanese art outside Japan – as she discusses the Art of Hokusai and the MFA collection, the impact of Hokusai on Western Art, and a look ahead to the upcoming 2023 Hokusai exhibit. The in-person event will be held at The High Museum’s Hill Auditorium and a virtual program will be held via Zoom and YouTube Live.  This program is part of the Richard J. Wood Art Curator Series, which is supported, in part, by an award from the National Association of Japan America Societies with funds from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission.

          Sarah E. Thompson is a curator of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of four curators working with the largest collection of Japanese art outside Japan.  With degrees in linguistics from Harvard and Japanese art from Columbia, she taught Japanese and Asian art history at Vassar College, Oberlin College, and the University of Oregon before moving to the MFA in 2004.  Her currently specialty is Japanese prints; she has created an online digital catalogue of the MFA’s collection of over 50,000 Japanese prints, and has curated numerous exhibitions at the MFA and elsewhere, including a Hokusai retrospective at the MFA in 2015 and “Tattoos in Japanese Prints” at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco from May to August of this year. Her most recent book is _Hokusai’s Landscapes: The Complete Series_ (MFA Publications, 2019)

          In-Person Event includes admission into The High Museum of Art before the main program.

          For the health & safety of our participants, we ask all in-person attendees to follow all CDC public health guidelines and rules of The High Museum of Art.


          • Masks Required at Event (if not vaccinated)
          • Social Distancing Required (stay 6 feet apart from other groups)
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