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Storytelling in Japanese Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Be captivated by the romance, intrigue, and glamour of the world of traditional Japanese tales, legends, and histories. Speakers are John Carpenter, Sarah Thompson, and Melanie Trede. The event also features Akiko Sakurai who will perform selections from the great Japanese literary work, The Tale of the Heike. The event is introduced by curator Masako Watanabe.

February 26 Sunday at the Met—Storytelling in Japanese Art 3:00 p.m.

3:00 P.M.
A Happy Ending to a Sad Story: Rediscovered Illustrations for A Long Tale for an Autumn Night
John Carpenter, Curator of Japanese Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3:30 p.m.
The War of the Twelve Animals: Anthropomorphosis and Allegory in Medieval Japan
Sarah Thompson, Assistant Curator, Japanese Prints, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

4:00 p.m.
Dragons, Jewels, and Powerful Women: Taishokan Paintings in 17th-Century Japan
Melanie Trede, Professor, Institute of East Asian Art History, Heidelberg University

4:30 P.M.
Performance
Akiko Sakurai performs selections from the great Japanese literary work The Tale of the Heike.

This program is made possible in part by the Japan Foundation.

This Sunday at the Met is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Storytelling in Japanese Art on view through May 6, 2012. Accompanied by a publication and an Audio Guide

The exhibition is made possible by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation.
Additional support is provided by the Japan Foundation.
Education programs are made possible in part by the J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York.

All programs are in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and are free with Museum admission.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028 www.metmuseum.org 212-396-5460

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