Event Details

Sep 28, 2017
Wing lecture room

John Carpenter, the Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discussed “Ways of Reading Ukiyo-e Paintings and Prints.” This annual lecture on Asian art is funded by a generous gift from Judith Stoikov ’63. 

John Carpenter has been with the Met since 2011. From 1999 to 2011, he taught the history of Japanese art at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and served as head of the London office of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. He has published widely on Japanese art, especially in the areas of calligraphy, painting, and woodblock prints, and has helped organize numerous exhibitions at the Met, including Designing Nature (2012–13); Birds in the Art of Japan (2013); Brush Writing in the Arts of Japan (2013–14); and Celebrating the Arts of Japan (2015–17).