Free; Museum Members only; register ahead of time at https://goo.gl/ywWmUq
Interested in the history of Japanese art, but haven’t had the chance to take a full class in it? The McMullen Museum is pleased to invite curator of "Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America," UMass Boston’s Victoria Weston, for an hour-long crash course in the history of Japanese art for Museum Members. Seats are limited; please register ahead of time on the Museum’s website.
Not a Member? Join today! Members receive numerous perks, including free admission to museums across the country, discounts on catalogues, a free tote bag, and exclusive invitations to crash courses and other events. All proceeds go to supporting programming and educational opportunities for Boston College students and the greater Boston public. Find out more at http://www.bc.edu/sites/artmuseum/join/
Victoria Weston is associate professor of art, College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts Boston. Her areas of expertise include: Japanese, Chinese, and Asian art history; nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japanese “traditional” schools of painting in domestic and international contexts; and later nineteenth-century Japanese garden plants and design. Weston’s publications include: "East Meets West: Isabella Stewart Gardner and Okakura Kazuko" (1992), "Copying the Master and Stealing His Secrets: Talent and Training in Japanese Painting," co-edited with Brenda Jordan (2003); and "Japanese Painting and National Identity: Okakura Tenshin and His Circle" (2004). She curated and edited the catalogue for the McMullen Museum’s 2013 exhibition "Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods."