Japan and the Jazz Age Lecture Series: In Our History Lies the Secret of Our Future:The Syncretic Arts of Modern Japan10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Film: Frederic Remington: "The Truth of Other Days"Noon
This four-week lecture series led by Dr. Amanda Wright traces dramatic developments in the art of modern Japan. Each talk focuses on a dimension of the modern Japanese artist's struggle to reconcile oppositional forces of global modernity and artistic tradition. Lectures touch on themes such as Nihonga ("Japanese-style painting") and the formulation of a national style, the introduction of Yōga ("Western-style painting") and the rise of an avant-garde, and the role of the moga ("modern girl") in the arts. Wright earned her PhD in art history at the University of Kansas and is Assistant Professor of East Asian Art History at the University of South Carolina.
Columbia Design League Presents: Meet the Designers at EDENS6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Frederic Remington: "The Truth of Other Days" film focuses on the life, work and times of Frederic Remington, a 19th Century American painter, sculptor and author who was best known for his scenes of Western life.
The film traces Remington's career as an artist from his sketches as a young boy to his mature work as one of America's finest painters and sculptors at the turn of the century. The film also explores Remington's direct influence on filmmakers such as John Ford and his continuing effect on today's popular culture.
Jodi McLean, president and chief information officer of EDENS, will lead CDL members and guests on a tour of their state-of-the-art corporate office at 1221 Main Street, overlooking the SC State House. EDENS is a national retail development company focused on enriching communities through design, merchandising, and engagement. Their gold-certified LEED-CI office space is home to 150 employees and designed with an open, collaborative environment. Natural light fills the interior and ample gathering spaces allow for spontaneous and planned meetings.
Film: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Ishibashi FoundationNoon
This film offers an in-depth look at The Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, which houses a collection that now includes more than 1,800 works of art. Mainly focused on nineteenth-century, and the collection includes ancient, twentieth-century, and modern Japanese Western-style art. Originally, the core of the collection was French art form the latter half of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries. Having celebrated its 60th year in operation, in the twenty-first century the museum has expanded its scope to include art form the latter half of twentieth century on and art from elsewhere than France, to mount exhibitions in tune with the times in which we live.