Lecture | Meiji Modern and New Acquisitions in the MFAH Collection of Japanese Art

January 19, 2023

“Meiji Modern and New Acquisitions in the MFAH Collection of Japanese Art”
Speakers: Chelsea Foxwell, University of Chicago; and Bradley Bailey, MFAH

This talk explores the importance of the Japanese Meiji Empire (1868–1912) in a global context and resituates ideas of artistic transmission among global cultures. The conversation highlights new acquisitions in the MFAH collection of Asian art.

Plan Your Visit
Admission to the talk is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis in Lynn Wyatt Theater. On Thursdays, the Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with free general admission.

About the Speakers 
Chelsea Foxwell, associate professor of Japanese art at the University of Chicago, is the author of Making Modern: Japanese-Style Painting and co-curator of the exhibition Awash in Color: French and Japanese Prints. Bradley Bailey, the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Curator of Asian Art at the MFAH, is co-curator of the exhibition None Whatsoever: Zen Paintings from the Gitter-Yelen Collection.

Safety Guidelines In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here.

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.

General admission to the MFAH is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.

“None Whatsoever: Zen Paintings from the Gitter-Yelen Collection” is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Generous support is provided by:
Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Eddie and Chinhui Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Russell M. Frankel
Milton D. Rosenau, Jr. and Dr. Ellen R. Gritz
Miwa Sakashita and Dr. John R. Stroehlein
Nanako and Dale Tingleaf


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