Art Study Center Seminar: Early Photographs of Japan


Friday, September 28, 2018, 11:00am to 12:00pm


Harvard Art Museums
[This event is at capacity.]


Art Study Center Seminar: Early Photographs of Japan 
Attributed to Kusakabe Kimbei, Japanese, Wisteria at Kameido, Tokio, 1880s. Hand-colored albumen silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of John and Ella Rosenfield, P1991.20. 

Seminar11:00am - 12:00pm

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street 
Cambridge MA

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, when a new regime in Japan overturned the samurai-led feudal government and created a modern nation-state. In this seminar, David Odo, director of student programs and research curator of university collections initiatives, will explore 19th-century photographs of Japan, with a focus on hand-colored images produced for and collected by foreign visitors during an era of rapid modernization and tumultuous change.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

Free admission, but registration is required. Registration for this seminar will open on Friday, September 7, 2018, and participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please email

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk, and be prepared to present a photo ID. 
Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.