Online Talk with live Q&A: Chester Beatty and Japanese Prints

Online Talk and Live Q&A:

Edo in Colour: Buying In—Chester Beatty and Japanese Prints

Almost all the Japanese prints and printed books in the collection of the Chester Beatty were collected in just ten years, from 1954 to 1963. Stepping outside the frame of the exhibition, this final talk in our series of lectures introducing Edo in Colour, will look at how, when and why this incredible collection of Japanese prints was brought together, and the legacy Beatty wanted to create for Ireland.

This lecture is pre-recorded. A live Q&A with Curator Dr Mary Redfern will be held via zoom after the talk.

Edo in Colour: Exhibition lecture series

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. Offering insights into our new exhibition, Dr Redfern will reveal how prints helped shape and present the identity, vitality and place of Edo, and how Chester Beatty collected these prints and books for his Dublin Library.

These lectures are pre-recorded.

Selling the City—Japanese Prints, Publishers and Audiences

Dangerous Places—Theatres and Brothels of the Floating World

Peace and Prosperity—Picturing the Shogun’s Capital

14 July, 5:30pm Buying In—Chester Beatty and Japanese Prints
Followed by – Live Q&A

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Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92