Looking East - How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists
Registration Information
December 10, 2015 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Fancisco, CA
New York, NY

A private exhibition tour in Northern California.

During this docent-led tour of the exhibition Looking East - How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists we will come to understand how, following the initiation of international trade by Japan in the early 1850s, the Japanese aesthetic influenced the evolution of Western art and design.

Appraisers will also learn about how various media were created and collected. The elements of Japanese style that inspired Western artists, and how they incorporated those elements into their work, offers important insights into the subsequent evolution of 19th and 20th century artistic movements.

Program Objectives:

  • Understand the appeal of Japanese aesthetics
    to Western artists
  • Learn how Western artists incorporated specific techniques and devices into their art and design
  • Examine side-by-side comparisons of Japanese and Western imagery to understand how both cultures exchanged and interpreted one another’s artistic vocabularies
  • Consider how Japanese art changed the trajectory of modern and contemporary Western art across all media 

View the exhibition details. 

Members earn 1 CE credit.

$40 AAA Members; $50 General Admission
(includes museum admission)

Register online (at the top of this page); OR
by filling out and submitting the printable registration form; OR
by calling 212.889.5404 x 11 

Program Schedule:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch (optional, no-host)
Cafe? Asia
Asian Art Museum 

All cancellations must be made a week prior to the program to receive a refund 



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