Looking at Hokusai’s Ghosts

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
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Hokusai’s work is full of “ghosts,” or cultural legacies—the landscapes, supernatural phenomena, scenes from urban society, and more that inspired him. Take a closer look at these influences and consider the legacy of Hokusai’s own paintings and woodblock prints on modern artists, ranging from the ubiquity of the Great Wave in popular culture to the artist’s fantasy visions and their interaction with modern manga, anime, and film.

Susan Napier, Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric and Japanese, Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies, Tufts University

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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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.