Art History Class: The Visual Traditions Of Japan

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Art History Class: The Visual Traditions Of Japan
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**This class takes place on four Saturdays, April 2 through April 23, 2016 or on four Wednesdays, April 6 through April 27, 2016.**

Cost for this four-session experience is just $80 ($64 members, $50 students)

SCHOLARSHIPS are available. To request information, please contact

The history of Japanese art is marked by the constant interplay between indigenous and imported art forms. This engaging class examines these two sides of Japanese art from the prehistoric period to the 20th century. Our discussions examine how Japanese artists took foreign artistic elements, adapted them, and mixed them with indigenous elements to create uniquely Japanese visual traditions. After surveying the art and architecture of Japan up to the Edo period, we’ll focus on Edo-period and modern Japanese prints, of which CMOA has stellar collections.

About the instructor:
Rachel Miller's research focuses on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art with an emphasis on the artistic patronage of the Jesuits, including the art and architecture produced on their overseas missions. Miller also has a strong interest in medieval and early modern Japanese art and the exchange of artistic methods and material culture between Europe and Japan in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her MA paper examined the art and architecture produced by the Jesuits on their missions in Japan from 1549 to 1614. Miller's doctoral thesis is titled Apostle to the Indies: The Global Iconography and Dissemination of Images of St. Francis Xavier. This project examines images of this missionary saint produced both in Europe and on key Jesuit missions, such as in Goa, and aims to provide a new understanding of the global nature of Jesuit hagiography and iconography.
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By: Carnegie Museum of Art

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