Hokusai's late works: the block-ready drawings

Fri 5 Nov 2021, 18:00 - 19:30

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Wood block drawing of Li Mo playing the sheng pipes on a moonlit night while Zhang Zihe reads on a boat
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A recording of this event is now available on the British Museum's YouTube channel.

Take a closer look at the British Museum’s collection of rare drawings by Katsushika Hokusai with Tim Clark, Honorary Research Fellow of the British Museum, and a team of experts.

Discussed in the context of collaborative international research, Sarah Thompson (MFA Boston), John Carpenter (Met Museum) and Frank Feltens (Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art) will each draw on their knowledge of Hokusai and briefly introduce related drawings by the artist in the collections they curate.

Tim Clark will also discuss the drawings with Asano Shūgō (Director of The Museum Yamato Bunkakan, Nara), a leading Hokusai specialist in Japan.

Dr John Carpenter,
Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dr Frank Feltens, The Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art, The Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art
Dr Asano Shūgō, Director of The Museum Yamato Bunkakan, Nara
Dr Sarah Thompson
, Curator of Japanese art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Chair: Tim Clark FBA, Honorary Research Fellow, The British Museum

Presented in partnership with the British Museum, this event is in English, with some Japanese (subtitled in English).

This event is part of the public programme accompanying Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything at the British Museum (30 September 2021 – 30 January 2022), sponsored by The Asahi Shimbun. The public programme is supported by the Japan Society.

Free, booking required

This event will have live subtitles provided by StageTEXT, delivered by MyClearText

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