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Lecture: Japanese Woodblock Prints

(Opening day of exhibition)

Lecture by Director Emeritus Dr. John Schloder on Images of the Floating World and Beyond: Japanese Woodblock Prints

During his tenure as director (2001-2010), Dr. Schloder took the MFA’s Asian collection to an entirely new level. The works grew in number, quality, and diversity, and two galleries are now devoted to Asian art. Under his leadership, the entire Museum took giant strides forward. He curated Chihuly Across Florida: Masterworks in Glass (2004), which remains the MFA’s most popular exhibition, and scheduled many other successful shows. With President of the Board Carol Upham and Capital Campaign Chair Bill Stover, he spearheaded the addition of the Hazel Hough Wing, more than doubling the size of the building. Before joining the MFA, he was Director of both the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha and the Birmingham Museum of Art and Assistant Director in charge of education and public programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art. He earned his doctorate, with honors, under the Institute of Art and Archaeology at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

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May 9, 2015

3–4 pm

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