[Mia Curator Talk for Exhibition Tour in Japan: Masterpieces from the Japanese Painting Collection]
After six years of planning, a special exhibition of masterpieces from the Japanese painting collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) opened at the Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo on April 14, 2021. Despite rain, around 400 people attended the press preview the previous day.
Tokyo is the first of the four stops for the tour, organized by the Yomiuri Shimbun, which will bring the exhibition onward to Fukushima, Shiga, and Yamaguchi over the course of one year. The lead curator of the exhibition, Dr. Andreas Marks, the Mary Griggs Burke curator and head of the Japanese and Korean art department at Mia, will walk us through this exhibition on Thursday, May 20th at 6 p.m. via Zoom.
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Dr. Andreas Marks is the Mary Griggs Burke curator and head of the Japanese and Korean art department at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. From 2008 to 2013 he was the director and chief curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in California. He has a Ph.D. from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a master’s degree in East Asian Art History from the University of Bonn, Germany. A specialist of Japanese woodblock prints, he is the author of 16 books. In 2014 he received an award from the International Ukiyo‐e Society in Japan for his research. He has curated exhibitions in a variety of media from pre‐modern to contemporary art and visual culture at 38 museums. His next book on Hokusai's renown Fuji series is scheduled to be published by Taschen this summer.
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