Nihonga painting at The Met After High Tide by Tsuji Kakō The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation Gift, in honor of John T. Carpenter

Discover Nihonga with The Met

Art History Study Group—Nihonga: Restyling the Past and Present in Modern Japanese Painting

Wednesday, January 11 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Admission: $40

The Met’s Art History Study Group allows you to expand your knowledge of art history through virtual introductions to core themes and close examination of works of art in The Met collection with Museum experts.

Nihonga, or modern-style Japanese painting of the late 19th and early 20th century, can be seen as a “renewal” of traditional Japanese pictorial themes and painting techniques in the modern age. Although the Museum’s departments of Asian Art and Modern and Contemporary Art have tended to neglect Nihonga in the past, they have made concerted efforts to build The Met collection in this area in recent years.

Nihonga painting at The Met After High Tide by Tsuji Kakō The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation Gift, in honor of John T. Carpenter
Tsuji Kakō, After High Tide. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation Gift, in honor of John T. Carpenter.

Join John Carpenter, Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese Art, to explore how prominent Nihonga artists, such as Hashimoto Kansetsu, Kainoshō Tadaoto, Tsuji Kakō, and Enomoto Chikatoshi, among others, used the human figure as a subject in early 20th-century paintings.

This live event takes place on Zoom. Due to limited space, you must register in advance. Registration closes Wednesday, January 11, or when registration is full. To register, please visit The Met’s website.