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January '15
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Japan and the Jazz Age Lecture Series: In Our History Lies the Secret of Our Future:The Syncretic Arts of Modern JapanThursday, January 2310:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Japan and the Jazz Age Lecture Series: In Our History Lies the Secret of Our Future:The Syncretic Arts of Modern Japan
This four-week lecture series led by Dr. Amanda Wright traces dramatic developments in the art of modern Japan. Each talk focuses on a dimension of the modern Japanese artist's struggle to reconcile oppositional forces of global modernity and artistic tradition. Lectures touch on themes such as Nihonga ("Japanese-style painting") and the formulation of a national style, the introduction of Yōga ("Western-style painting") and the rise of an avant-garde, and the role of the moga ("modern girl") in the arts. Wright earned her PhD in art history at the University of Kansas and is Assistant Professor of East Asian Art History at the University of South Carolina.