Talk

McKelway Lecture: "The Southern Barbarians Arrive: Navigating the Nanban Screens"

1 Dec 2017

Event times

6 PM

Cost of entry

$15/$12 Japan Society members, seniors and students

Japan Society Gallery

New York
New York, United States

Travel Information

  • M15 to 47th Street, M101 or M102 north on Third Avenue to 47th Street, or crosstown M50 (on weekdays) or M42
  • 4,5,6,7 and S at Grand Central Station; 6 at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue; and the E, M at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street. Public parking available nearby.

Save Event: McKelway Lecture: "The Southern Barbarians Arrive: Navigating the Nanban Screens"

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

Join us for a lecture by Prof. Matthew McKelway (Takeo and Itsuko Atsumi Professor of Japanese Art History and Director of Art Humanities, Columbia University), "The Southern Barbarians Arrive: Navigating the Nanban Screens."

About

Screen paintings depicting Europeans in Japan (nanban byōbu) have long been admired for their vivid portrayals of the brief encounter between Japan and Europe in the Age of Exploration. Explore these images from Japan's "Christian Century" as Prof. McKelway addresses questions of artistic competition and collaboration, and the thematic adjustments that underlie what these works of art say about their time and audience.

Conversation

Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.