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Japanese Prints on the World Stage: The Modern Transformation of a Traditional Medium
Morikami Theater

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 7:15pm, Museum doors open at 6pm. (Note: This is the new lecture date changed from the original date of Apr. 12th published in our Education Brochure).
Cost: $10 (Members $7) (advance registration required)
Speaker: Dr. Alicia Volk

Discover the fascinating story of what happens to an art form as historical circumstances and sources of patronage undergo dramatic change, as occurred in the case of prints in modern Japan.

Learn about the various kinds of  printmaking practiced in Japan in the 20th century, their relation to the historical legacy of Japanese prints, and how they weathered the vicissitudes of war, occupation, and participation in the international art world to become one of the most energetic and ambitious of modern art forms.

Alicia Volk is Associate Professor of Japanese Art History at the University of Maryland. She has published books and articles on a range of mediums and issues in modern and contemporary Japanese art. Her award-winning In Pursuit of Universalism: Yorozu Tetsugoro and Japanese Modern Art places Japanese modern art in the framework of global modernism. She is the author of Made in Japan: The Postwar Creative Print Movement and the curator of the exhibition of the same name, which traveled to the Morikami Museum in 2005. Dr. Volk is now writing a book titled Democratizing Japanese Art 1945-1960 about the rebuilding of the Japanese art world following World War II.