the gibbes museum of art
At Sea off Kazusa (Kazusa no kairo), from Thirty-six Views of Fuji, ca. 1831-33, by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Color woodblock print. Accession Number: 1954.013.0009

A Keen Eye: Collectors, Connoisseurship, and Japanese Prints

August 19, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gibbes Museum of Art


World-renowned specialist in Japanese fine art and contributing author to the Lasting Impressions catalogue Sebastian Izzard, Ph.D., will join Gibbes curator Sara Arnold and author and editor Stephen Hoffius to discuss the art of connoisseurship through the lens of Charleston collector, Motte Alston Read. Read assembled one of the earliest and largest collections of Japanese prints in the South during the first two decades of the 20th century a period dubbed the “Golden Age” of Japanese print collecting in America.

This panel discussion will be followed by a book signing.

$15 Members | $20 Non-Members | $10 Students/Faculty with Valid ID

*3% credit card fee will apply