Japan and the West focused on points of intersection between Japan, Europe, and America from their first encounters to the present. It wove together visual art with primary and secondary source texts in order to explore historical change and continuity from multiple perspectives. Several connections to US History were drawn.
– Japan’s “closed country” policy in the age of global expansion
– Excerpts from Van Gogh’s letters
– Western liberalism and civil rights in the Meiji era
– Post-WWII woodblock prints and protest art
– Art and writing inspired by the 3.11 triple disaster
– Saturday, October 3, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
– Saturday, October 24, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
– Thursday, November 5, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
– Saturday, November 7, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Melanie King, art history faculty at Seattle Central College
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Voices of Early Modern Japan
Taisho Chic: Japanese Modernity, Nostalgia, and Deco
Paris In Japan: The Japanese Encounter With European Painting
March Was Made of Yarn
Made in Japan: The Postwar Creative Print Movement
Longfellow’s Tattoos: Tourism, Collecting, and Japan
Japan Envisions the West: 16th-19th Century Japanese Art from Kobe City Museum
How to Look At Japanese Art
– 27 Washington State OSPI clock hours (free) OR Two 400-level UW credits (for a fee)
– Course materials, including excerpts from the books listed above
– Light lunches
– One-year subscription to subscription to Education about Asia
– $100 for the purchase of teaching materials about Japan