Chiura Obata's America
Chiura Obata's America
WhenThursday, December 5, 2019, 6 – 7 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Lectures & Discussions, Webcasts & Online
SponsorAmerican Art Museum
VenueAmerican Art Museum
Event LocationMcEvoy Auditorium
Related ExhibitionChiura Obata: American Modern
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible

Chiura Obata ranks among the most significant California-based artists and Japanese American cultural leaders of the last century. Join ShiPu Wang, professor at the University of California, Merced, and guest curator for the exhibition, as he discusses Obata’s career as a painter, teacher, and cultural ambassador. Wang will also highlight the Archives of American Art’s newly acquired Obata papers.

Image credit: Chiura Obata, Evening Glow at Mono Lake, from Mono Mills, 1930, color woodcut on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Obata Family. © 1989, Lillian Yuri Kodani

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