Conserving Hokusai

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2023-05-17 13:00:00 2023-05-17 14:30:00 Conserving Hokusai | 05/17/2023, 1–2:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

Don’t miss this behind-the-scenes look at the process of preparing paintings, ukiyo-e prints, and books by Hokusai for the MFA exhibition “Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence.” MFA conservators share their experiences preserving Hokusai works, including a preparatory drawing of a snake for a Japanese folding screen; Bon Festival Dance, a woodblock print mounted as a hanging scroll; and few works not included in the exhibition that help show the full range of Hokusai’s artistry. Get a better understanding of the remounting process for paintings and learn about techniques and media used by Hokusai.

Jacki Elgar, Pamela and Peter Voss Head of Asian Conservation, Conservation and Scientific Research
Michiko Adachi, Bettina Burr Associate Conservator, Conservation and Scientific Research
Tatsuya Yamauchi, Higashiyama Kaii Conservator of Japanese Paintings, Conservation and Scientific Research

Course Packages

Purchase a ticket package for the full four-session “Hokusai and Beyond” course. Please note that this option is not available after the date of the first session.

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Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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Supported by the MFA Associates, MFA Senior Associates, and Weekend Guides in honor of Barbara Martin.