Talks + Lectures

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3 in 30: Photo Portraits: In the Studio, On Location and the Snapshot

Tue, Jan 6, 11 – 11:30 am, or Thu, Jan 8, 6:30 – 7 pm | Meet at Visitor Services Desk
Through three works in the special exhibition Artists as Art: Photographic Portraits, Frank Saunders, Photographer and VMFA Studio School Administrative Assistant, explores how photographic technology and changing aesthetics influenced the evolution of photographic portraiture in the 20th century. The talk moves from the formal studio portrait, to on-location, and finally to the more casual snapshot.
Free, no registration required

The Japanese Landscape Through Prints: A Forum

Sat, Mar 28, 10 am – 3 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
International speakers discuss the vibrancy and history of the Japanese landscape through prints, including the legacy of Kawase Hasui. Scheduled speakers include:
-Dr. Ken Brown, professor of Asian Art History at California State University, Long Beach and guest curator of Water & Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints and author of studies of Hasui, the Shin-hanga movement and Japanese Art Deco.
-Dr. Christine Guth, Head of Asian Design, Royal College of Art, London, and History of Design Program, Victoria and Albert Museum.
-Dr. Noriko Kuwahara, Lecturer at Seitoku University, Chiba, Japan.
-Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator & Head of the Department of European Art, VMFA

$10 (VMFA members $8)