Gallery Programs

Upcoming Programs


3 in 30 | How to Make a Woodblock Print Like Kawase Hasui | In-person

with Madeleine Dugan, Curatorial Assistant 
Tue, May 7 I 11–11:30 am 
Meet at Visitors Services 
Free, no registration or tickets required 

Join VMFA Curatorial Assistant Madeleine Dugan to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by exploring the work of Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), considered the 20th century's most significant Japanese woodblock artist. This presentation will examine the collaborative Japanese woodblock making process of shin-hanga ("new prints"), which developed during the first half of the 20th century. Compare Hasui's rare, original watercolor designs to his final woodblock prints produced by publisher Watanabe Shōzaburō.

 


3 in 30 | How to Make a Woodblock Print Like Kawase Hasui | Virtual

with Madeleine Dugan, Curatorial Assistant 
Thu, May 9 I 11–11:30 am 
Free, registration via Zoom required

Join VMFA Curatorial Assistant Madeleine Dugan to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by exploring the work of Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), considered the 20th century's most significant Japanese woodblock artist. This presentation will examine the collaborative Japanese woodblock making process of shin-hanga ("new prints"), which developed during the first half of the 20th century. Compare Hasui's rare, original watercolor designs to his final woodblock prints produced by publisher Watanabe Shōzaburō.


Collection Connection: Samurai

with Li Jian, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of East Asian Art
Wed, Jun 5, 2024 | 11 am
Free; no reservations required
Meet at Visitor Services

Join us for a 45-minute tour of the East Asian Galleries and explore permanent collection pieces that correlate with the special exhibition Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann and Barbier-Mueller. We will get up close with some of the great examples of Japanese art spanning more than six centuries.


3 in 30 | "Experimental Lines" | In-person

Tue, June 4, 2024 | 11–11:30 am 

Meet at Visitor Services

The Impressionists and Postimpressionists, both lauded and criticized for their revolutionary painting techniques, were equally groundbreaking in their radical drawing practices. Join curator Dr. Theresa A. Cunningham as she discusses three works featured in the special exhibition Experimental Lines: Impressionist and Postimpressionist Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon.

Free; no tickets required.


3 in 30 | "Experimental Lines" | Virtual

Thu, Jun 6, 2024 | 11–11:30 am  

Registration via Zoom required.

The Impressionists and Postimpressionists, both lauded and criticized for their revolutionary painting techniques, were equally groundbreaking in their radical drawing practices. Join curator Dr. Theresa A. Cunningham as she discusses three works featured in the special exhibition Experimental Lines: Impressionist and Postimpressionist Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon.


3 in 30 | "Contemporary Connections" | In-person

Tue, Aug 6, 2024 | 11–11:30 am 

Meet at Visitor Services

Where an artwork is displayed in a museum can reveal important context and new perspectives. In this talk, explore three contemporary works that were made by living artists—but are exhibited outside the 21st century gallery. Examine why these works are placed in these settings and uncover cross-cultural connections that can illuminate the contemporary artist’s motivations.

Free; no tickets required.


3 in 30 | "Contemporary Connections" | Virtual

Thu, Aug 8, 2024 | 11–11:30 am 

Registration via Zoom required.

Where an artwork is displayed in a museum can reveal important context and new perspectives. In this talk, explore three contemporary works that were made by living artists—but are exhibited outside the 21st century gallery. Examine why these works are placed in these settings and uncover cross-cultural connections that can illuminate the contemporary artist’s motivations.