Short Description: A presentation from Kevin R.E. Greenwood, Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art, on a new exhibition of Japanese prints.
Extended Description: Although today we may think of living sustainably and achieving carbon neutrality as requiring high-tech solutions, in Japan of the Edo period (1603–1868) a culture of sustainability was achieved in a pre-industrial setting with a high population and limited resources. Popular woodblock prints from the era provide a window into this world, and how current ideals like "reduce-reuse-recycle" were put into practice over two centuries ago. Join Kevin R. E. Greenwood, the AMAM's Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art, for a discussion of his current exhibition Green Japan: Images of Sustainable Living in Ukiyo-e Prints. | This is a hybrid event. The in-person portion will take place in Stern Gallery West. To attend virtually, use this Zoom link: https://oberlin.zoom.us/j/89884118458 | [Image credit: Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), "Fuji from Lower Meguro," from the series "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji," early 1830s. Color woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Mary A. Ainsworth Bequest, 1950.719.]
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