[WEBCAST] Art for Breakfast 2020: Frank Feltens, PhD, Freer and Sackler, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian ArtVIEW EVENT DETAILS
September 4: "Freer Gallery and its Japanese Art Collection"
The Asia Society Japan Center Arts Committee is delighted to invite Frank Feltens, The Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art to our virtual Arts for Breakfast 2020 this September.
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery together form the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asia Art. Located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, the museums have been a center for learning about the cultures of Asia and their art since the opening of the Freer Gallery in 1923. Through the lens of the Japanese collections in the Freer Gallery, this webinar will look at the museum’s layered history, the formation of its Japan collection, and its role in our own time. We will explore the circumstances of the Freer’s founding, its architecture and collections, together with recent displays of Japanese art.
Frank Feltens is Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the Freer and Sackler, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art. He holds a PhD in Japanese art history from Columbia University and specializes in early modern painting. He has lectured and publish widely on aspects of Japanese art, ranging from 17th-century painting to postwar photography. He is also a practitioner of the tea ceremony in the Urasenke tradition and holds the tea name Sōchoku.
Frank Feltens’s detailed bio
National Museum of Asian Art - The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Webcast - Please register and access link will be forwarded to you prior to the event.
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/japan/events/webcast-art-breakfast-2020-frank-feltens-phd-freer-and-sackler-smithsonians-national Webcast - Please register and access link will be forwarded to you prior to the event.