Exhibition Opening – The Tale of Genji: From Princess to Pop Culture

Posted January 20th, 2017 at 3:59 pm.

From Princesses to Pop Culture

January 25 – March 5, 2017
11am – 4:30pm daily
Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library

The Tale of Genji unveils the newly restored six-fold screen by Kano Seisen’in Osanobu (1796–1846). Painted in delicate detail with striking gold-leaf and brilliant pigments, Bryn Mawr’s Osanobu screen provides a captivating introduction to a literary classic of Japan that continues to shape the art and culture of Japan to this day.

Opening Reception
Wednesday, January 25, 4:30–6:30pm

Conservator’s Lecture Monday, February 6, 5pm, Carpenter 21
Hear about the process of restoring the screen from conservator Yoshi Nishio of Washington, D.C.

The screen’s restoration was made possible by generous grants from The Sumitomo Foundation of Japan. The exhibition is supported by Bryn Mawr College’s Friends of the Library, Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art, and Department of Special Collections.


SpecColl@brynmawr.edu, 610.526.6576

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