Asian art

Art and Art History and Asian Studies Host Japanese Art Lecture

Julie Nelson Davis, professor of the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania, will present an online lecture, “The Art World of Ukiyo-e: The ‘Pictures of the Floating World’ in Context,” Monday, October 18, 2021, at 5:30 pm (CT) on Zoom. Click on this link to register. Dr. Davis is the author of Utamaro

Art Historians Present at International Asian Conference

UA Asian art historians presented their research at the AAS 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference (Association for Asian Studies) in March. Dr. Mina Kim presented, “Empathy and Connection: Visualization of Traumatic War and Inter-Korean Relations,” focusing in part on the artist Ham Kyungah. Dr. Doris Sung organized and chaired the panel “Women Writing Art: Feminist Approaches

UA Professor Publishes Research on Chinese Art Educator

Dr. Mina Kim, assistant professor of art history, foundations, published the article “Reinscribing Tradition in Twentieth-century China: A Biographical Sketch of Pan Tianshou (1897-1971).” in the journal Asian Culture 44 (pp. 25-45), in December 2020.  The Chinese painter and art educator she wrote about, Pan Tianshou, was known for promoting Chinese traditional painting in education

Women in Asian Art History is Focus of AWARE Webinar

On December 10, 2020, Dr. Doris Sung gave a webinar titled “Why Have There Been No Great Chinese Women Artists?” addressing issues surrounding the lack of visibility of women artists, feminist and gender-related themes in Chinese modern and contemporary art. Dr. Sung gave a brief overview of gender roles in premodern China and focus on

Art Historians Awarded First Kress Foundation Grant for UA

Associate professor of art history Dr. Tanja Jones and assistant professor of art history Dr. Doris Sung were awarded a Digital Art History Grant by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the first awarded at UA. The award, for the 2020-2022 academic years, will support development of the on-line digital project Global Makers: Women Artists in

Art History Students Re-Imagine Ukiyo-e Prints in Current Culture

Students in Dr. Doris Sung’s Art of Japan course this spring conducted in-depth research on the original Ukiyo-e prints housed in the Permanent Collection of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art. The Ukiyo-e (“picture of the floating world”) woodblock print is a unique Japanese art form popularized during the Edo period (1615-1868), a time when

Art and Art History Hosts Visiting Scholar from China

From August 2019 to February 2020, the department was host to a visiting scholar, Professor Yang Zeyu. Professor Yang is a senior lecturer at the Department of Chinese Painting at the School of Art of the Qingdao Agricultural University, which fully funded his fellowship. He has been conducting research under the supervision of Dr. Doris

UA Alumnus Bequeaths Asian Art Library to UA Art

The department of art and art history recently unveiled a new scholarly research resource: the  Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price Asian Art Book Collection. catalogued and shelved in new facilities in Garland Hall. Given by UA alumnus Dr. William T. Price, a longtime collector of Asian art, the collection totals over 1,500 volumes, including