Focusing on works in the exhibition Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan, Dr. Bert Winther-Tamaki, Chair of Art History and Professor of Visual Culture at the University of California, Irvine, examines modern transformations of traditional figures in Japanese art, including venerable spiritual teachers, formidable warriors, and kimono-clad beauties.
Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Art History presents their annual Julius Fund Lecture in Medieval Art, featuring Professor Richard Emmerson, Dean of the School of Arts and Professor of English and Art History at Manhattan College and Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America.
Join the artist for a look at her career and work on the opening day of Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photographs by Lois Conner, on view in the Photography Gallery from March 30 to June 29, 2014.
In celebration of the museum's renovation and expansion, Anderson discusses the evolutionary design of museums as it relates to their intellectual, preservation, and social function.
Rajika Puri, an Indian classical dance expert, offers a pre-concert talk for the CMA Performing Arts Series performance by Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.
In this lecture, Gregory Levine takes up the possible ambitions and dilemmas of picturing in the Japanese Nihonga painter Kawabata Ryūshi’s (1886-1966) work, The Capture of Luoyang (Rakuyō kōryaku, 1944; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo). Levine will consider the circumstances, scenographies, and expressive intensities of Japanese war propaganda painting of the 1930s-1940s, but he will turn from the shock-and-awe of many such paintings to Kawabata’s elision of explicit violence, the painting's possible elegiac tone, and the significance of its representation of the Fengxian Temple icon of Vairocana at the Chinese Buddhist grottoes at Longmen.
Case Western Reserve University presents its 25th Annual Harvey Buchanan Lecture in Art History and the Humanities with Professor Alice Y. Tseng, Boston University.
Dr. William H. Robinson, Curator of Modern European Art, and Marcia Steele, Senior Conservator of Paintings, discuss the research conducted in preparation for the exhibition Van Gogh Repetitions and its potential for altering perceptions of this iconic artist.
Art historians and medical professionals offer new interpretations and insights into Vincent van Gogh’s art and illness.
Jane Glaubinger, Curator of Prints, will speak about the museum’s print collection which, although relatively small, is one of the best in the country.