An expert panel will discuss Ishida, inserting him into both the art historical canon and Japanese history. Participants to date include Janice Katz, Roger L. Weston Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, Laura Allen, Chief Curator and Curator of Japanese Art at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, and E. Taylor Atkins, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Assistant Chair in Northern Illinois University’s Department of History.
About the Participants
Laura Allen is the Chief Curator and Curator of Japanese Art at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. There she curated Tetsuya Ishida: Saving the World with a Brushstroke with Dr. Yuki Morishima, assistant curator of Japanese art. She holds a Ph.D in Japanese Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and a B.A. in Art History and Asian Studies at Oberlin College.
Janice Katz is the Roger L. Weston Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, and has been with the museum for over 13 years. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2004. Her research focuses on paintings from the Edo period (1615–1868) and the history of art collecting in Japan. She was the primary author of the catalogue Japanese Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2003), and the organizer of the exhibition Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screensfrom the Art Institute of Chicago and the Saint Louis Art Museum (2009), which traveled to St. Louis and San Francisco. She received the Japan America Society of Chicago 2009 Cultural Achievement Award.
E. Taylor Atkins is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in Northern Illinois University’s Department of History. His scholarship encompasses modern Japanese and Korean cultural history, ethnomusicology, transnational popular culture, public memory, colonialism and nationalism. He is considered a pioneer in “New Jazz Studies” for his efforts to internationalize jazz historiography. Dr. Atkins earned both his M.A. and Ph.D in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. in history from the University of Arkansas.
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