Please join us for a media preview for
Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015
10 a.m. - Doors open and refreshments served.
10:30 a.m. - Opening remarks and walk-through of exhibition with curators Laura Allen from the Asian Art Museum and Helen Burnham from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
11:30 a.m. - Event concludes.
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
About Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists (#LookingEast)
In the 19th century, a craze for all things Japanese changed the course of Western art. Looking East explores the movements and artists affected by this phenomenon, including the great impressionist and post-impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet. The exhibition consists of more than 170 objects from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, including decorative arts, paintings, prints, drawings and textiles. Juxtaposing Western masterpieces with rare works by prominent Japanese artists, Looking East reveals the renewed vision and stylistic ingenuity that emerged during this invigorating cross-cultural moment. The Asian Art Museum’s presentation of Looking East (Oct. 30, 2015–Feb. 7, 2016) is the final stop on the exhibition’s international tour. View press release here.
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