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The Artistry of Hokusai: Insights Gained from the Conservation of His Paintings

Jan 6 2024

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

1 PM – 2 PM

Sold Out

Get an insider’s look at several of the artworks featured in Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence, from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston before the exhibition closes on Sunday, January 21 at this special member-exclusive lecture with Tanya Uyeda, SAM Senior East Asian Paintings Conservator.

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was an extremely talented and prolific artist. Though he is best known in the west for his woodblock prints, Hokusai was first and foremost a painter. He developed innovative versions of classical Japanese painting techniques and was influenced by Western methods of perspective, volume, and shading. Uyeda will share some of the discoveries made during conservation treatments and discuss the decision-making process involved in choosing the mountings attached to the hanging scroll paintings.

What to Know

This 45-minute lecture will take place in the Plestcheeff Auditorium and will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. This is a free member-exclusive event. Your reservation for this lecture will also include access to the galleries including Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence for the day. Log into your member account online to secure your free lecture and admission tickets for January 6 today! Auditorium seating is on a first-come, first-served basis with overflow seating available in Nordstrom Lecture Hall.

About Tanya Uyeda

Before joining SAM’s conservation team earlier this year, Uyeda worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) as a conservator of Japanese paintings for over 20 years. Eight of the artworks featured in Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence were treated by Uyeda early in her career at the MFA. Uyeda will share some of the discoveries gained during these conservation treatments and will also discuss the decision-making process involved in choosing the mountings attached to the hanging scroll paintings.

This lecture is now sold out. Please email CustomerService@SeattleArtMuseum.org or call 206.654.3210 to request to be placed on the waitlist.

Photo: Alborz Kamalizad.


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