In this series of four linked lectures, join Dr Mary Redfern, Curator of Edo in Colour: Prints from Japan’s Metropolis, to explore the detail of these exquisite artworks and the vibrant world they conjure. Edo in Colour will explore how prints helped shape and present the identity, vitality and place of Edo. This series of talks provides an exceptional opportunity to learn from Dr Redfern’s expertise in this field.
The exhibition of Japanese prints and printed books from the Chester Beatty’s permanent collection will run from 19 June 2020 to 10 January 2021.
Wednesday 12 August: Selling the City: Japanese Prints, Publishers and Audiences
Wednesday 19 August: Dangerous Places: Sex and Theatre in the Floating World
Wednesday 2 September: Peace and Prosperity: Depicting the Shogun’s Capital
Wednesday 9 September: Buying In: Chester Beatty and Japanese Prints
The talks will be followed by a wine reception
(Please note there is a break in the middle of the course on the 26 August).
Location: Lecture Theatre Chester Beatty
Cost: €12 per class or €40 for full course