May General Meeting: Jan Kennedy, Transformed Images: Christian Art in Japan during the Momoyama and Edo Periods

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Loose Park Garden Center, 5200 Wornall, KC, MO
Join us Tuesday, May 24 to hear from Jan Kennedy of the Kansas City Art Institute.

Transformed Images: Christian Art in Japan during the Momoyama and Edo Periods

This presentation will discuss the transformation of Christian imagery in Japan from the early assimilation of western modes of representation in the Momoyama Period (1573-1615) to unusual works created by Japan’s “Hidden Christians” during the Edo Period that followed.

Jan Kennedy received a B.A. in the History of Art and English Literature, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Art, all from the University of Kansas. Her major area for her Ph.D. was 17th Century Dutch and Flemish paintings and prints, and her minor areas were Venetian Cinquecento painting and Japanese art of the Edo Period. To complete her dissertation research, she was awarded the Friends of the Mauritshuis Fellowship associated with the Royal Picture Gallery, the Mauritshuis, in the Netherlands. Drawing from her diverse background in both Dutch and Japanese art history, she teaches a wide range of classes that focus on both the art of the Netherlands and Japan as well as cross-cultural influences during the early modern era.  Kennedy is also the Program Head of the Asian Studies Certificate Program at the Kansas City Art Institute.

There is no cost to this meeting. Friends and family are welcome to attend.



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