Art with an Expert: Dr. Sarah Thompson discusses Japanese woodblock prints

2024sat09mar5:00 pmArt with an Expert: Dr. Sarah Thompson discusses Japanese woodblock printsTake a deep dive into art, art histories, and more with these hour-long talks presented by distinguished art professionals.

Event Details

WHEN/WHERE: 5 p.m. Capitol Room, Smith Building, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712

Learn more about the Japanese woodblock prints on view in The Floating World from Dr. Sarah Thompson, curator of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. A specialist in Japanese prints, Dr. Thompson’s talk will expand on the ingenuity and intriguing subjects of ukiyo-e.

This event is part of our Second Saturday scheduled programming.

Admission on Second Saturdays: $20 (Ages 6-17: $10; 5 & under: Free)
Blanton Members: Always FREE Not yet a member? Join today!
(Other discounts such as UT ID Holder, Military, K-12 Teacher, Senior do not apply)

Dr. Sarah Thompson from MFA Boston

About Dr. Sarah Thompson

Dr. Sarah Thompson is a curator of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of four curators working with the largest collection of Japanese art outside Japan. With degrees in linguistics from Harvard and Japanese art from Columbia, she taught Japanese and Asian art history at Vassar College, Oberlin College, and the University of Oregon, before moving to the MFA in 2004. Her current specialty is Japanese prints; she has created an online digital catalogue of the MFA’s collection of over 50,000 Japanese prints, and has curated numerous exhibitions at the MFA and elsewhere, including a Hokusai retrospective at the MFA in 2015 and “Tattoos in Japanese Prints” at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco from May to August of this year. Her recent publications include “Hokusai’s Landscapes: The Complete Series” (MFA Publications, 2019) and “Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence” (MFA Publications, 2023).

Go to our Before You Visit page for more details and information when planning your visit. Visit our FAQs section to help plan your Second Saturday at the Blanton. A limited number of lockers are available to use in our Check-In Building (first come, first served). If you have specific accommodation needs, please email us at accessibility@blantonmuseum.org Please note, the Blanton café is closed until further notice.

PARKING / TRANSPORT: Parking is available in the Brazos Garage. Normal rates can be paid directly at the garage. (Blanton Members get a $4 discounted rate at Check-In, valid all day). Ride-shares can drop off in the new Museum Drop-Off on the east side of the museum. Bicycle racks are available on the south side of Jester Center and on the west side of the museum’s Smith Administration Building. Public transit is encouraged; Cap Metro bus routes 1, 3, 7, 10, 18, 19, 20, 801, and 803 have stops within walking distance. 

Support for Second Saturdays at the Blanton is generously provided by H-E-B. Media Sponsor: The Austin Chronicle.

Feature Image Credit: Katsushika Hokusai, “The Hanging-cloud Bridge at Mount Gyōdō near Ashikaga,” 1833–1834, color woodblock print, 10 x 14 7/8 in., Worcester Art Museum, John Chandler Bancroft Collection


March 9, 2024 5:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

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