Edo Avant-Garde

The Guardians of Edo Avant-Garde reveals the pivotal role Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603 – 1868) played in setting the stage for the “modern art” movement in the West. During the Edo era, while a pacified Japan isolated itself from the world, audacious Japanese artists innovated stylization, abstraction, minimalism, surrealism, geometric composition and the illusion of 3-D.

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Dr. James Ulak

Senior Curator of Japanese Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Washington, D.C.

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Hollis Goodall

Curator of Japanese Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Dr. Yukio Lippit

Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Japanese Art

Harvard University

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Sawaragi Noi

Contemporary Art Historian

Tama Art University

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Dr. Yamashita Yuji

Art Historian

Meiji Gakuin

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Dr. Matthew Welch

Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Directors Office and Asian Art Department

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Dr. Laura Allen

Curator of Japanese Art

Asian Art Museum

San Francisco, California