An Evening With Cmoa & Miss Hokusai

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An Evening With Cmoa & Miss Hokusai says
Join Row House Cinema and the Carnegie Museum of Art for a special presentation on the works of artist Katsushika Hokusai by Assistant Curator, Akemi May. The presentation will feature slides of his breathtaking works as well as prints currently on exhibit at CMOA. A screening of "Miss Hokusai" will immediately follow for your viewing pleasure!

Akemi May's Presentation: 7:30pm
Screening of Miss Hokusai: immediately to follow

About Akemi May:
(Assistant Curator of Fine Arts & Decorative Arts and Design at Carnegie Museum of Art.)

She is responsible for the care of the museum’s collections of pre-1945 paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and all decorative arts and design objects from antiquity through the present day. May is currently working on an exhibition of Neoclassical and Romantic works drawn from the collection and an exhibition on Hiroshige’s Tokaido Road woodblock prints. May was the curator for CMOA Collects Edward Hopper, co-curator of Japan is the Key: Collecting Prints and Ivories, 1900-1920 and a contributing curator to Small Prints, Big Artists: Masterpieces from the Renaissance to Baroque. A native of California, May received her BA in Psychology and the History of Art and Architecture from the University of California Santa Barbara and her MA in Art History from Syracuse University.


About Miss Hokusai:
As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio. Her masterful portraits, dragons and erotic sketches – sold under the name of her father – are coveted by upper crust Lords and journeyman print makers alike. Shy and reserved in public, in the studio O-Ei is as brash and uninhibited as her father, smoking a pipe while sketching drawings that would make contemporary Japanese ladies blush. But despite this fiercely independent spirit, O-Ei struggles under the domineering influence of her father and is ridiculed for lacking the life experience that she is attempting to portray in her art. Miss Hokusai‘s bustling Edo (present day Tokyo) is filled with yokai spirits, dragons, and conniving tradesmen, while O-Ei’s relationships with her demanding father and blind younger sister provide a powerful emotional underpinning to this sumptuously-animated coming-of-age tale.
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