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Speaker Series: Preserving the Floating World

December 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free with paid museum admission
The James A. Michener Collection of Japanese Prints at the Honolulu Museum of Art

Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission)
Location: Morikami Theater

(Tickets are available the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited seating available.)

Beyond his fame as the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of Tales of the South Pacific (1947) and Hawaii (1959), James A. Michener (1907–1997) is also well-remembered as an enthusiastic collector of fine art. Stephen Salel, Curator of Japanese Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art, chronicles Michener’s assemblage of the third largest collection of Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) in the United States, which he ultimately gifted to the Honolulu Museum of Art. A consideration of Michener’s philosophy as both a collector and a philanthropist exemplifies ways in which art organizations in the United States can further develop their internationally noteworthy collections of Japanese art.


Stephen Salel, the Curator of Japanese Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art, discusses the author James A. Michener (1907–1997), who assembled the third largest collection of Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) in the United States.

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Date:
December 8, 2023
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free with paid museum admission
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Website:
https://morikami.org/event/speaker-series-preserving-the-floating-world/

Venue

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach, United States
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