April 5, 2009
The workshop on April 5th hopes to take advantage of the presence of Gardner Symposium speakers as well as the considerable expertise on Meiji Japan in the New England area to reassess the historical legacy of Okakura Kakuzo. This reassessment will take into account recent scholarship, primarily in Japanese and English, on Okakura's life, writings, relationship to cultural production, and later reception (both domestic, interregional, and international).
In Coordination with:
The Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum Special Exhibition & Symposium
JOURNEY'S EAST: Isabella Stewart Gardener and Asia (February 21-May 31, 2009)
INVENTING ASIA: American Perceptions & Influences Around 1900 (Symposium: April 3-4, 2009)
The Rockefeller Fund, Department of History of Art and Architecture