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Lectures & Conferences
Tokuriki Tomikichiro, detail of Ise Uji bashi no zu, View of Uji Bridge at Ise, from the series Seichi shiseki meisho hanga, Woodblock Prints of Famous Sites and Beautiful Spots of our Sacred Land, 1941, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
A Sense of Place:
Modern Japanese Prints in Context -- A Symposium
April 17-18, 2015
Registration
Friday, April 17, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm
Reception

Open to all participants
Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library
220 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (between Walnut and Spruce Streets)


Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00am-5:00pm
Symposium

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut Street, sixth floor, Philadelphia, Pa 19104

Preliminary Program

10:00am Registration, coffee and pastries

10:30-12:15 First Session: Julie Davis, Chair

  • "A Genealogy of Japanese Iconography: Modern Japanese History through Prints"
  • Fred Dickinson, University of Pennsylvania

  • "From Visual Transcription to Cultural Translation: Shirakaba and Modern Print Media"
  • Erin Schoneveld, Haverford College

  • "Deep Place: Landscape Prints as Optimal Living Environments"
  • Kendall Brown, California State University, Long Beach

12:15-1:15 Lunch (on your own)
Opportunity to view Representing Modern Japan: The Luber Collection of Art Books
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

1:15-1:45 Gallery Talk, Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library (220 South 34th Street)
Quintana Heathman and Jeannie Kenmotsu, University of Pennsylvania

Return to the Kislak Center

2:00-2:45pm Roundtable: Collectors' Perspectives,

  • Shirley Luber, Luber Gallery
  • Allison Tolman, Tolman Collection
  • Tom Musco, Musco Collection

2:45-3:15 Coffee break
Opportunity to view Representing Modern Japan: The Luber Collection of Art Books
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

3:15-5:00 Second Session: Ayako Kano, Chair

  • "Idyllic Vista: Yamashita Kiyoshi's Landscape of Post-Surrender Japan"
  • Maki Kaneko, University of Kansas

  • "The Rustic Ligneous Quality of Postwar Sosaku Hanga ('Creative Prints')"
  • Bert Winther-Tamaki, University of California, Irvine

  • "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Lieu: Thoughts on the Power of Image in Butō"
  • Bruce Baird, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

For questions and queries, contact the organizer: Julie Nelson Davis, jndavis@sas.upenn.edu
Registration is now closed.
Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)