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Tue, Mar 6, 2018 11:00am –
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 11:00am –
Tue, Mar 20, 2018 11:00am –


The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
at 82nd Street
New York  New York  10028
United States
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Poetry of Nature in Japanese Art—Series

John T. Carpenter, Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese Art, The Met

The perennial intermingling of art and literature in Japanese culture is the engaging subject of this lecture series with curator John T. Carpenter, which focuses on painting, poetry, and calligraphy in the Edo period (1615–1868). An era when traditional forms of Japanese and Chinese poetry were still cherished, the Edo years also saw the revival of the witty thirty-one-syllable kyōka and the emergence of the seventeen-syllable haiku, intended to evoke images of their own. 

Drawing on the Canon of Chinese Poetry in Literati Painting
Tuesday March 6, 11 am

Ancient-Japanese Courtly Verse in Edo-Period Paintings
Tuesday March 13, 11 am

Popular verse in Late-Edo Painting, Prints, and Books
Tuesday March 20, 11 am

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Poetry of Nature: Edo Paintings from the Fishbein-Bender Collection on view at The Met Fifth Avenue February 27, 2018– January 21, 2019.