Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Marymount School 
1000 5th Ave
Between 83rd and 84th Streets
New York, NY 10028

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Cheryl Gall 
Japanese Art Society of America 

JASA: 9/19/17 Langdon Warner Lecture 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

Langdon Warner at Horyuji temple's sculpture restoration workshop, 1907. Photo courtesy of Bijitsuin, Kyoto

Langdon Warner: Impassioned Advocate of Japanese Art and Culture
Talk by Patricia J. Graham, Ph.D.
Marymount School
1026 Fifth Avenue
Between 83rd and 84th Streets
New York, NY 10028
Langdon Warner (1881-1955), a long time curator of Asian art at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum and a World War II Monuments Man, significantly helped shape and sustain the American public's understanding of East Asia and especially of Japan, from the 1920s through the early postwar period. His introduction to the field began at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Okakura Kakuzo. Described by fellow Monuments Man George Stout in 1946 as "a pistol," Warner's visit to Japan warranted a full two-column laudatory editorial in the English language newspaper, Nippon Times. Warner is still fondly remembered in Japan as a savior of cultural treasures during World War II, and has been the subject of two recent Japanese documentaries on this subject. This talk is based on Pat Graham's book-in-progress about Warner and Japan, and draws from numerous archival and published sources.
Patricia J. Graham, Ph.D. is a former professor of Japanese art and culture, and former museum curator. She is currently an adjunct research associate at the University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies and a consultant and certified Asian art appraiser based in Louisville, Colorado. Her interest in Langdon Warner began with her work at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where she catalogued over 900 Japanese art objects that Warner assembled for the museum in the early 1930s. Her many publications include Tea of the Sages: The Art of Sencha (1998), Faith and Power in Japanese Buddhist Art, 1600-2005 (2007), and Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics, and Culture (2014).
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Please contact Cheryl Gall, membership coordinator, via email:  jasa@japaneseartsoc.org or phone: 781-862-8558 with any questions.
Please note: Marymount is a landmarked building and not wheelchair accessible.