Talk in conjunction with Flowers of the Four Seasons: Ten Centuries of Art from the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture. See http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/clarkcenter for more on the exhibition.
Willard G. Clark, founder of the Clark Center, will converse with Amy Poster, Curator Emerita of Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum, about his lifelong collecting of Japanese art.
Using visual illustrations, Clark will discuss his personal passion for Japanese art and culture and how he became involved in collecting, and share personal reflections about individual objects.
Amy Poster, currently an independent curator based in New York, was affiliated with the Asian Art department at the Brooklyn Museum from 1969 to 2006. Among her many major publications are Journey Through Asia: Masterpieces of Asian Art in the Brooklyn Museum of Art; Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo; and Crosscurrents: Masterpieces of East Asian Art from New York Private Collections.
Following their conversation, Clark and Poster will together offer an informal walkthrough of the exhibition.
Conversation included with museum admission.
Flowers of the Four Seasons: Ten Centuries of Art from the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture
The very best of Japanese art in this country goes on display at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in the exhibition Flowers of the Four Seasons: Ten Centuries of Art from the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture. Featuring 112 works, the exhibition reflects the broad collecting interests of the Center’s founder Willard G. Clark. His passion for Japanese art and culture has resulted in a collection ranging in date from the late Heian period (794–1185) to the twenty-first century that includes all major areas of artistic endeavor in Japan—screens, scrolls, wood sculptures, textiles, ceramics, and works of bamboo.