2014 / Nibei Foundation’s lecture series, Dec. 02 / Art historian to talk about a Japanese mixed media artist in the 19th century

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Nibei Foundation will invite Ms. Meher McArthur on Tuesday, Dec. 2 as a speaker of the Powerful Networking Meeting Lecture Series at Terasaki Foundation Laboratory Building, 11570 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Free admission.

From 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Ms. McArthur will lecture on potter and poet, Otagaki Rengetsu (1791 – 1875).

Originally from the U.K., Meher McArthur is an independent Asian art historian, author and educator based in Los Angeles.

Her current exhibition Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami is touring the U.S. until the end of 2016.

She worked for many years as Curator of East Asian Art at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, and has collaborated with several Southern California museums and advised for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Her books include Reading Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols (Thomas & Hudson, 2002), The Arts of Asia: Materials, Techniques, Style (Thomas & Hudson, 2005), Confucius: A Throneless King (Pegasus Books, 2011), and An ABC of What Art Can Be (The Getty Museum, 2010) for kids.

She has also written for The V&A Magazine, The Royal Academy Magazine and Fabrik. She writes regularly for the local website KCET Artbound.

For more information about the Nibei Foundation lecture, contact Naoko Okada at (310) 479-6101 ext 134, or email nibei@nibei.org

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