Trotting to Paradise: The Animal in the Art of Japan

JFLA Lecture Series

Trotting to Paradise: The Animal in the Art of Japan

Kawanabe Kyōsai, Monster Cat from Seisei Kyōsai Picture Album

Edo–Meiji periods, before 1870

Private collection



Date & Time:
Thursday, October 3, 2019 7PM

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
(5700 Wilshire Blvd., #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036)

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Admission FREE, Registration required
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Through December 8, 2019, LACMA hosts an exhibition entitled, “Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art”. On display, animal imagery dating from the 6th to the 21st centuries treats themes such as zodiac animals, animals from nature, the supernatural, and religion, myth and folklore, work or leisure. In turn, this lecture will explore the broad application of animal themes to express ideas ranging from sacred power, geomantic direction, virtue or vice, seasons and poetry, then empirical observation and contemporary expression.

About Lecturer:

Hollis Goodall
Engaged at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art since 1981, with a two-year hiatus as Research Fellow at the University of Kyoto in Japan between 1986 and 1988, Goodall is now Curator of Japanese Art. She oversees installations in the Pavilion for Japanese Art, planning of exhibitions for the Japanese department, educational programs, web programming, as well as collection management, growth, and research. From 1988 to 2018, Goodall has overseen more than 275 installations of permanent collection and special exhibitions. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas with Honors in 1977, then a Master’s Degree in East Asian Art from the University of Kansas.



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