CANCELED: Prints from the Floating World

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building
Channel:University Museums
Categories:Arts, performances
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Speaker Andrew Stevens will use examples from the permanent collection to show how the prints were made and how they transformed during the 19th century.

With Andrew Stevens, Retired Distinguished Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin

After 220 years of isolation, Japan opened its borders to international trade after 1853. A wave of enthusiasm for all things Japanese overtook Europe and America, and in the flood of the new exports from Japan were eye-catching, colorful woodblock prints. Though inexpensive, these prints were exquisitely made, and their sophisticated but playful compositions attracted artists and collectors fascinated by the Japanese artists' perspective on the world. In 2018 and 2019, Andrew Stevens (ISU classes of '78 and '80) surveyed over 200 Japanese prints donated to the Iowa State University Museums over the years. Stevens will use examples from the permanent collection to introduce audiences to these beguiling works of art, discussing who made the prints, how they were made, and how the prints transformed from the 1800s to the early 1900s.

Kindly register in advance for this program at the link noted above.

Program made possible by the Kathy and John Howell Art Enrichment Program.