This lecture examines the ways that the Japanese “new print” (shin hanga) movement gained acclaim. It focuses on the pivotal roles played by artist Hiroshi Yoshida and museum professional J. Arthur MacLean (Director of the John Herron Art Institute) in organizing key exhibitions that originated physically in Indianapolis or from relationships forged there. In sum, Indianapolis is presented as “ground zero” for the dissemination of Japan’s most popular mid-century art form.
Dr. Kendall Brown is Professor of Asian Art History in the School of Art at California State University Long Beach. He received BA and MA degrees in history and art history from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University.
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