Art Talk Live: Reframing Japonisme


Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:00pm


Harvard Art Museums—Online

The fable of the 19th-century European “discovery” of Japanese prints and their catalytic effect on Impressionist painting is by now comfortably worn, threadbare even. But what were painters in Europe actually encountering? 

In this talk, curator Rachel Saunders will take a close look at a major new acquisition that shines a distinctly different light on European interest in “Japanese art,” and the ways in which this new category was constructed in Japan itself. 

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