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Asia Talks: Preserving the Floating World

Tue May 23 2017

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

6 PM – 8 PM

Join Stephen Salel, Curator of Japanese Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art, as he discusses the renowned collection of Japanese woodblock prints assembled by novelist James A. Michener.

Beyond his fame as the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of Tales of the South Pacific (1947) and Hawaii (1959), Michener (1907–1997) is also remembered as an enthusiastic collector of fine art. Chronicling Michener’s assemblage of the third largest collection of Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) in the US, which he ultimately gifted to the Honolulu Museum of Art, Salel considers Michener’s philosophy as both a collector and a philanthropist.

Prior to the lecture, there will be a light reception from 6-7 pm.

About the Presenter

Stephen Salel is the Robert F. Lange Foundation Curator of Japanese Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US

206.442.8480
gardnercenter@seattleartmuseum.org

JASSW or SAM Members $15; Non-Members $25

To purchase tickets, visit Japan-America Society of the State of Washington.

Image: The Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa From the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, 1832, Katsushika Hokusai, 1760–1849, Japan, Edo period, Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, Gift of James A. Michener, 1955.