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Teacher Workshop: Influences from Abroad—Frank Lloyd Wright and Japanese Art

October 27, 2012
Ryan Education Center
$50; 5 CPDUs

As an architect, art dealer, and designer, Frank Lloyd Wright was greatly inspired and influenced by the art and culture of Japan. In fact, he often lent Japanese prints from his significant personal collection to the Art Institute, playing a critical early role in the museum’s long history of collecting such work. This Saturday teacher workshop includes a visit to the exhibition, “The Formation of the Japanese Print Collection at the Art Institute: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School,” as well as to works by other artists who were influenced by Japanese aesthetics and prints, such as Mary Cassatt and Vincent Van Gogh. Through the specific lens of the art of Japan, participants will explore the notion of cross-cultural artistic influence and exchange, and consider the implications for curriculum development in visual arts and social studies.

This workshop includes a presentation by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust on their program "Focus on Japan."

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Reservations are required for this program.

Utagawa Hiroshige, View of Kiyomizu Temple, from the series Noted Places of Kyoto (Kyôto Meisho no Uchi), Edo period, 1834. Clarence Buckingham Collection.