Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:00pm1:00pm.
North Building - Lower Level
Purchase tickets at the door

How Western Culture Influenced Japanese Art

Currently Professor Emeritus, Hiroko Johnson has been Professor of Art History at San Diego State University since 2000, specializing in Japanese art. In this talk, she will address the introduction of Christian art to Japan during the 16th century and its minimal impact due to the bakufu (the military controlled government) ban of Christianity. A century later, the bakufu lifted the decree restricting the import of foreign books, though books related to Christianity were still forbidden. A special interest in science books and in Dutch learning (Rangaku) subsequently developed, and thus was born a quasi-Western painting style in Japan.

Doors open at 11:30 am.

Free for Asian Art Association members, $7 DAM members, $5 for teachers and students, $10 nonmembers. Reservations recommended; pay at lecture room door.

DAM members, please stop at Welcome Center for museum admission ticket. Nonmembers, no general admission ticket is required for lecture only.

For details or reservations, contact Beverly Little at 720-913-0040 or

Sponsored by the Asian Art Association, a DAM support group.

Image credit: Odano Naotake (1749-1780), Mt. Fuji. Color on silk; 43.5 x 77 cm. Akita Prefectural Museum