"A History in Art: Early Connections between Japan and San Francisco" - Special lecture by Melissa Rinne
Florence Gould Theater
Melissa Rinne, Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Asian Art Museum, will talk about that museum's special exhibition Japan’s Early Ambassadors to San Francisco, 1860–1927 and connnections between the East and the West. Melissa M. Rinne is associate curator of Japanese art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. She is the author of Masters of Bamboo: Artistic Lineages in the Lloyd Cotsen Japanese Basket Collection and assisting author of Lords of the Samurai: Legacy of a Daimyo Family. Rinne moved to San Francisco from Japan, where she worked on the staff of two Japanese national museums. She is lead curator of Japan’s Early Ambassadors to San Francisco, 1860–1927 (on view through November 29) and resident curator for Beyond Golden Clouds: Five Centuries of Japanese Screens (opening October 15).
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