2010 / Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Public program to feature Japanese modern art, Dec 5


23rd Annual Michele Berton Memorial Lecture on Japanese Art
Japanese Modern Art in the World: Global Modernism from a Local Perspective Sunday, December 5, 3:30 pm

LAMCA Public Program Berton Memorial Yorozu Mizugi

Yorozu Tetsugorô, In Bathing Costume (Mizugi sugata), 1926, oil on canvas, Iwate Museum of Art

Early twentieth-century Japanese painting is among the most compelling produced anywhere, yet the attention it deserves is long overdue.

This lecture will introduce key monuments of Japanese modern art and place them in both domestic and international contexts.

Alicia Volk, Assistant Professor of Japanese Art History at the University of Maryland, will focus on oil painter Yorozu Tetsugorô, who devoted his career to the defining challenge of Japanese modern art: resolving the sometimes uneasy relationships between native and foreign, and past and present.

Brown Auditorium. Free, reservations required. Call 323 857-6565 to reserve a seat. Los Angeles County Museum of Art is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. www.lacma.org