Engines of Progress: Images of Railroad Culture in Modern Japan
Virtual Gallery Tour & Lecture
Date & Time:
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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To celebrate the 150th anniversary of railroads in Japan, this lecture explores how woodblock print showing trains reveal diverse aspects of Japan's modernity and different attitudes towards it. Themes include the promise and problems of technology, cultural shifts, and how artistic imagination is spurred by material change. The lecture will conclude with a virtual gallery tour by curator, Dr. Kendall Brown.
Dr. Kendall H. Brown
Dr. Kendall H. Brown is a professor of Asian Art History at California State University Long Beach. He publishes actively in several areas of Japanese art and has organized exhibitions for several American museums on topics from modern woodblock prints to Art Deco. He is currently working on an exhibition of Japanese sheet music covers for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The exhibition is in cooperation with East Japan Railway Company