Mad About Painting: Freer & Hokusai

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Date: May 24, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
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Category: Lecture

-- Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month --

Mad About Painting: Freer & Hokusai

A Free Online Lecture Presented by The Freer House and The Detroit Institute of Arts

Guest Speaker: Frank Feltens, PhD, Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art

If anyone in the United States and Europe can name just one Japanese artist, that name will surely be that of Katsushika Hokusai. Thanks to Charles Lang Freer’s pioneering collecting and aesthetic sensibility, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art is home to the world’s largest collection of Hokusai’s paintings and drawings. This talk explores the motivations that formed the backdrop of Freer's spectacular collection of Hokusai’s works.

The event will be live-streamed on the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Facebook Page and YouTube Channels. You may use either platform to access the lecture. A recording will be available for later viewing on the DIA’s YouTube channel.

To Register, visit the Freer House Events Page or click on the "RSVP Now" button above. 

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Freer House, Wayne State University and the DIA Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures, with support from the Japan Business Society of Detroit, Japan Cultural Development, and Japan America Society of Michigan and Southwest Ontario

May 2022