A Japanese print featuring a mountain with some people sitting to the side.

Utagawa Hiroshige, Sakanoshita: Distant View of Fudesute Mountain (Sakanoshita, Fudesuteyama chōbō), 1841–1844, Carnegie Museum of Art. © Public Domain.

Lecture: Art in the US-Japan Relationship: Preserving the Floating World

CMOA Theater

Free (no admission required)


Join us for a special lecture by Stephen Salel, Robert F. Lange Foundation Curator of Japanese Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Salel will discuss James A. Michener, noted collector of over 10,000 Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Michener’s donation of this impressive collection now comprises about half of the Honolulu Museum of Art’s collection.

Salel’s lecture forms part of the Richard J. Wood Art Curators Series, which brings attention to major collections of Japanese art in the US and their role in the US-Japan relationship.

Event Details

The talk will begin at 6 p.m., followed by refreshment and a networking reception. The event is free, but donations are encouraged.

Register here (external link).

This event is organized by the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania in partnership with Carnegie Museum of Art and the National Association of Japan-America Societies. It is supported by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission.

About Stephen Salel

Stephen Salel, Robert F. Lange Foundation Curator of Japanese Art, has been with the Honolulu Museum of Art for over eight years. Before he joined the museum, he managed Kagedo Japanese Art, an art gallery in Seattle, WA. Salel received his MA in Art History from the University of Washington, where he specialized in early modern Japanese painting. His exhibitions include a series that he co-curated with Curator of Asian Art Shawn Eichman on Japanese erotic art (shunga), which earned both a nomination for the Excellence in Outstanding Small Exhibitions award and an Honorable Mention for Best Exhibition from the Association of Art Museum Curators.