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" with Prof. Matthew McKelway (Columbia University), who will address questions of artistic competition and collaboration, and the thematic adjustments that underlie what these works of art say about their time and audience.
This lecture is the second in a three-part series organized in conjunction with Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise.
Single Lecture Tickets
$15/$12 Japan Society members, seniors and students
Three-Lecture Discount Pass*
$39/$33 Japan Society members, seniors and students
*To Receive the Discount: Purchase tickets to this lecture, along with Monsignor Timothy Verdon: Two Visions of Paradise (10/21) and Architecture of Time: Enoura Observatory, Where Consciousness & Memory Originate (12/15). The discount will automatically apply during checkout.