Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints will be at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center September 20-December 15, 2013, focused on prints inspired by Japan’s seminal tale
Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints is the first exhibition outside Japan focused on prints inspired by Japan’s seminal eleventh-century tale, which continues to influence everything from paintings, prints, short stories, plays, and operas, to movies, symphonies, manga, video games, and anime. This exhibition of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century works will be at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center September 20-December 15, 2013.
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- Museology and Indigenous Art Today’s post comes from Emily Whicheloe, class of 2014 and a student in Molly McGlennen’s course, “Decolonizing the Exhibition: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Indigenous Art.” Decolonizing the Exhibition: Contemporary Inuit Prints and Drawings from the Edward J. Guarino Collection is the result of a semester-long process of research and curation of contemporary Inuit prints and drawings from the Edward J. Guarino Collection by students enrolled in an American Studies class of the same name taught by Professor Molly McGlennen at Vassar College. The process of creating this exhibition spanned the past three months and included study of foundational theoretical texts related to Native American Studies methodologies as well as more specific research related to Inuit culture and art. Through this process we have learned to question and rethink the dominant histories we were generally taught in school as well as form an understanding of the worldviews of Cape Dorset Inuit peoples. The history of the United States’ and Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and their nations is essential to understanding the 500-year-long project of colonialism and its mission in either annihilating or assimilating Indigenous nations. Despite this, Indigenous peoples across the Americas have protected their cultural ways — with visual culture an [...]
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