Faculty GUR Group: Japan in the "Global Image Stream"(Part 2 of 2)

Time: 5/7/2009 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: VU 464

Join Julia Sapin, Department of Art, to learn more about the discipline of Art History, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues.

In this Faculty GUR session, Julia Sapin will introduce the study of Japanese art during the 19th and 20th centuries as a way of exploring Japanese social and political changes. Traditional Japanese art forms will also be examined, for the ways in which they presage contemporary Japanese art such as anime, Butoh-influenced performance art, and Superflat painting. Through this two-part session, Dr. Sapin will provide a glimpse, as well, into one facet of methodology in the field of art history, a perspective which requires reading art as visual culture, in other words, interpreting artistic changes for their value as signifiers of broader political and social changes.

Part 2 of a two-part series...

The idea behind the Faculty GUR Group is that faculty–as well as students–need to sustain their general education. With this in mind, the Faculty GUR Group was formed to bring together faculty from different departments across the university in a learning community that will seek to enhance each participant’s general education by relying on each other’s domain of expertise.

For more information please contact: Julia Sapin   360-650-3670