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Major Exhibition organized by CSULB Art History Professor Kendall Brown Opens at the Japan Society in New York

Posted on March 26, 2012 by School of Art

The exhibition is one among several recent research endeavors for a professor rapidly becoming a premier scholar in multiple areas of Asian art history.  “Japan Deco: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945,” a groundbreaking exhibition that opened at the Japan Society on March 16, already has received a highly favorable review in the New York Times.

Meanwhile, “Visions of the Orient: Western Female Artists in Japan, 1900-1940,” also curated by Professor Brown, closes a national run at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, in June.   These are just the latest curatorial efforts by Professor Brown, who has organized exhibitions at museums across the country.  Professor Brown, who has taught Asian Art History in the Art Department at California State University, Long Beach since 1999, is active in several areas of Japanese art, and is a leading figure in the study of Japanese gardens in North America. His book “Japanese Gardens of North America” will be published in March 2013, and he is a major contributor to the forthcoming book on the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.  He is heavily quoted in a recent Los Angeles Times article on the reopening of the Japanese Garden at the Huntington. Professor Brown is well known for his scholarship on modern Japanese prints, and is currently working on related projects with the Toledo Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Art, Hood Museum at Dartmouth, and the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris. A popular speaker, Professor Brown has recently lectured in Beijing, Richmond, Washington, and New York, in the next six months will speak in Chicago, Sarasota, Sydney, Australia and Leiden, Holland.

To read the New York Times review of “Japan Deco: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945,” click here.

To read Professor Brown’s comments in a recent Los Angeles Times article on the reopening of the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, click here.

 

 

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