Join us to celebrate the opening of "Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection."
The opening celebration is free to everyone and all galleries are open for guests to explore!
Complimentary parking is available for the opening celebration in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
Open Galleries 5 to 9pm
Visit the museums for free and get a first look at Painting Edo, while also taking the opportunity to explore the rest of our collections. All guests are also welcome to enjoy a festive reception in our courtyard (which begins following lecture) and to enjoy the museums at night. No tickets are required.
Opening Lecture, 6pm (free; tickets required)
Timon Screech, professor of the history of art at SOAS University of London, will present a lecture titled “Into the Kaleidoscope: Painting in Edo Japan.” Curator Rachel Saunders and professor Yukio Lippit will offer a brief introduction to the exhibition before the lecture. Tickets for the lecture will be available on February 4 through the Harvard Box Office. Seating will begin at 5:15pm.
About Painting Edo:
Painting Edo offers a window onto the supremely rich visual culture of Japan’s early modern era. Selected from the unparalleled collection of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, the more than 120 works in the exhibition connect visitors with a seminal moment in the history of Japan, as the country settled into an era of peace under the warrior government of the shoguns and opened its doors to greater engagement with the outside world.
The exhibition was curated by Rachel Saunders, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art, Harvard Art Museums, and Yukio Lippit, the Jeffrey T. Chambers and Andrea Okamura Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University.