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Manjusuri and Sea Turtle

Manjusuri and Sea Turtle, 1989. Oda Mayumi (小田 まゆみ) (Japanese, b. 1941). Showa period (1989–2019). Diptych of color screenprints; each: 97.5 x 65.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of the artist, 1994.77.a–b. © Oda Mayumi 


Lunchtime Lecture: Japan’s Floating World and the Evolution of the Stand-In

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Every first Tuesday of each month, join curators, conservators, scholars, and other museum staff for thirty-minute talks on objects currently on display in the museum galleries. 

The Japanese term mitate-e means images in which one thing is substituted—or stands in—for another. Artists deployed this visual device to engaging effect in 18th- and 19th-century paintings and prints known as ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” a euphemism for licensed “pleasure” districts. Some of these depictions, as well as a contemporary feminist take on them, appear in the current installation of the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Galleries of Japanese Art (235A–B).


All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, David and Robin Gunning, Dieter and Susan M. Kaesgen, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, Shurtape Technologies, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by Gini and Randy Barbato, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, Robin Heiser, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, the late Marta and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.