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Asian Art and History

Japan’s Heian Period, 794-1185: The Golden Age of Art and Literature

Rowe Center

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Jan 17, 10:30am
Rowe Center 10:30am
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Asian Art and History
Japan’s Heian Period, 794-1185: The Golden Age of Art and Literature

Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning

Marjorie Williams, Senior Director for Endowment Development, The Cleveland Museum of Art

This lecture introduces the rich culture of the Heian period through its architecture, visual and literary arts. Artists living after this era were frequently inspired by the unique aesthetic of Heian’s artistic traditions.

This presentation is part of the Asian Art and History series.

Marjorie Williams

Marjorie Williams

A museum professional for over 40 years at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Marjorie Williams has previously served as director of the education and public programs (1997-2011), and as senior director for endowment development (2011-18). As senior leadership giving officer since 2018, she assists in fund raising initiatives for capital campaigns, endowment, education, exhibitions and special projects particularly in Asian art.

She is an adjunct professor for the department of art history at Case Western Reserve University. As an art historian, she specializes in the arts of China, Korea, Japan and India.  Since 1993, Williams has traveled annually to Asia as a lecturer for the Smithsonian Journeys programs with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and other travel companies, such as Orion Expeditions in Sydney, Australia, and Abercrombie & Kent. 


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