Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures

Unknown artist (Neo-Assyrian, Mesopotamian), Tiglath-Pileser III Receiving Homage, 745/727 BC, Limestone relief carving. Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund. DIA No. 50.32

Nature and Narratives in Japanese Art: Masterworks from the Detroit Institute of Arts

Saturday, February 23, 2013

2:00 PM Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall

  • For Everyone

Nature and Narratives in Japanese Art

Masterworks from the Detroit Institute of Arts


Masako Watanabe

Former Senior Research Associate, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday, February 23; 2 p.m.

 Held in the Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall

 Masako Watanabe’s lecture will discuss select works in the DIA collection, especially those reflecting sensitivity to nature, and will focus on the screen of the Tale of Genji, which illustrates Japan's favorite classical tale.

The lecture is free with museum admission (no reservation required). Visit for more information.

 A light reception will follow the lecture. A reservation is required for the reception at (AIAF Reception with Dr. Masako Watanabe).

Questions: Contact Rachael Goodwin at 313-833-4025 or


Sponsored by Asian and Islamic Art Forum


Image Credit: Unknown artist, Japan; Scene from“The Tale of Genji”: From the Chapter “The Maiden” (detail), 1650/1700; ink, colors, and gold on paper. City of Detroit Purchase. DIA no. 27.541