Thank you to everyone who came out to our event “Art in the US-Japan Relationship: Preserving the Floating World” on May 23, 2017 at the Seattle Art Museum. More than 100 people attended and it was wonderful to see both new and familiar faces in the audience! After a lively reception catered by TASTE and a tour of SAM’s Common Pleasures: Art of Urban Life in Edo Japan, Stephen Salel provided an entertaining and enlightening presentation about James A. Michener and his relationship with the Honolulu Museum of Art. It was an honor to have Stephen, the Robert F. Lange Curator of Japanese Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art, speak about Michener and his large collection of Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e).
Thank you to everyone who joined us!
For more pictures, see our album on Facebook!
From left to right: Dale Watanabe (Executive Director, JASSW), Sarah Loudon (Director, Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas), Stephen Salel (Robert F. Lange Curator of Japanese Art, Honolulu Museum of Art), and Peter Kelley (President, National Association of Japan-America Societies).
Our thanks go out to the Seattle Art Museum, National Association of Japan-America Societies, Japan-United States Friendship Commission, and to everyone who attended!