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The Floating World Comes to Boston: Japanese Prints at the MFA

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Jan 24, 10:30am
Rowe Center 10:30am
 
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Asian Art and History
The Floating World Comes to Boston: Japanese Prints at the MFA

Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning


Sarah Thompson, Ph.D., Curator of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Thanks to a group of Bostonians who became fascinated with Japan in the 1880s, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, now owns the largest collection of Japanese art outside Japan, including one of the largest collections in the world of ukiyo-e woodblock prints, known as “Pictures of the Floating World.”

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

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson


Dr. Sarah Thompson is a curator of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of four curators working with the largest collection of Japanese art outside Japan. With degrees in linguistics from Harvard and Japanese art from Columbia, she taught Japanese and Asian art history at Vassar College, Oberlin College and the University of Oregon before moving to the MFA in 2004. Her current specialty is Japanese prints: She has created an online digital catalogue of the MFA’s collection of over 50,000 Japanese prints and has curated numerous exhibitions at the MFA and elsewhere, including a Hokusai retrospective at the MFA in 2015 and Tattoos in Japanese Prints at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Her recent book is titled Hokusai’s Landscapes: The Complete Series (MFA Publications, 2019).

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