Saturday, March 3, 2018
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Symposium celebrating the opening of the exhibition, From the Lands of Asia:
The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection.
- Jean-Paul Desroches, Senior Curator of the French National Patrimony: “A Quest for Asian Art: The Spirit of the Myers Collection”
- Filippo Salviati, Professor, Department of Oriental Studies, “La Sapienza” University, Rome: “Radiant Stones: The Importance of Jade in Chinese Culture”
- John E. Vollmer, Independent scholar: “Silk: Conspicuous Consumption and Lucrative Trade”
- Sam Myers: “Stories for My Children and Grandchildren: a conversation with Jean-Paul Desroches and Jennifer Casler Price”
The exhibition in the Renzo Piano Pavilion will run from March 4 to August 19, 2018.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
During the early decades of the 17th century Manchu tribal peoples, living north of the Great Wall, established the Qing dynasty, the last of China’s imperial governments. This action signaled Manchu intention to assume to mandate of Heaven, by which China had been ruled since the mid-second millennium BCE. As a result and in the absence of a tradition of dressing like emperors, developing the wardrobe to sustain such imperial ambitions became an urgent priority.
John will address this topic in Devising Imperial Wardrobe: an exercise in Qing dynasty statecraft, a lecture to the Friends of Asian Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on November 29, 2017.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Textile Museum of Canada
Fine Art Textiles from the Japanese Meiji Period. Lecture by John Vollmer.
John Vollmer, independent curator and scholar of Asian art and textiles, presents a lecture exploring the global appeal of bijutsu senshoku: fine art Japanese textiles.
Please register or 416.599.5321 x2228.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
11 am and 2 pm sessions
Royal Ontario Museum
Workshop Master Class led by John E. Vollmer, Research Associate, Royal Ontario Museum
Cloth Cultures: Future Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham: International Conference at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
Saturday, November 12, 2016
New York University
34 Stuyvesant Street, New York
Keynote address: Devising Imperial Wardrobe: an Exercise in Qing Dynasty Statecraft
Eastern Exposure: Dress and Textiles in China and Japan
Costume Studies Events
Department of Art and Art Professions
New York University — Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Saturday, October 8, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC)
533 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Diane Genre, retired owner of the New Orleans based Diane Genre Oriental Art Antiques, and author and editor John E. Vollmer in conversation about the project that resulted in the publishing of the book, Re-envisioning Japan: Meiji Fine Art Textiles.
A book signing will follow the event.
This program is presented in conjunction with THNOC’s exhibition Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans, 1825–1925, which invites visitors to explore 100 years of the city’s cosmopolitan retail scene.
Sharon S. Takeda, Senior Curator and Department Head of Costume and Textiles, invites members of the Costume Council and East Asian Art Council to
Re-envisioning Japan: Meiji Fine Art Textiles
A lecture and book signing by John E. Vollmer, independent scholar
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Study Center for Works on Paper and Photography, Art of the Americas Building
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
A book signing of Re-envisioning Japan and a private viewing of related textiles from LACMA’s permanent collection will follow the lecture.
New York independent scholar John E. Vollmer will discuss his new publication, Re-envisioning Japan: Meiji Fine Art Textiles, a comprehensive examination of the exquisite largescale designs and innovative artistry of fine art textiles (bijutsu senshoku) that generated a flurry of excitement in the West and Japan during the Meiji period (1868–1912). These luxurious textiles were designed and created by Japanese artists and artisans who sought to modernize traditional imagery and explore new modes of artistic expression in silk for an expanding international market.
RSVP to 323.857.6260 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, September 20.
Celebrate the publication of
Re-envisioning Japan: Meiji Fine Art Textiles
by John E. Vollmer
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6 – 8 pm
The Nippon Club, Rose Room
145 W 57th St, New York
Reception and Book Signing will follow.
Bijutsu senshōku, or fine art textiles, dazzled the world between the 1870s and 1920s. Seven distinguished scholars explore the collaboration of Meiji era luxury textile producers, artists and artisans who created a new class of textiles that enhanced Japan’s international prestige.
Featuring textiles from the collections of Diane Genre and Susan Tosk.
This publication was facilitated by the Japanese Art Society of America with support provided by the Rubin-Ladd Foundation and the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research.