July 14, Virtual Discussion with Professor Foxwell Picturing Tokyo’s Modern Girl: Moga at the Meguro Gajoen
July 1, 2022
THURSDAY, JULY 14 AT 6PM CST
Virtual Talk via Zoom
PICTURING TOKYO'S MODERN GIRL: MOGA AT THE MEGURO GAJOEN
Join us for a captivating virtual discussion unpacking the motif of Tokyo’s modern girl (moga) in the interwar period—a time of excitement and anxiety as Japanese citizens negotiated their relationship to modernity and globalization. The moderated conversation expands on our current exhibition Moga: Modern Women & Daughters in 1930s Japan, using a selection of paintings from the noted collection of the Meguro Gajoen entertainment complex to reflect popular tastes of the time.
Moderated by University of Chicago Associate Professor of Art History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Chelsea Foxwell, the program features panelists Minori Egashira (curatorial consultant), Alison Miller (author and scholar of Asian art), Chinghsin Wu (scholar of Japanese and Chinese art). In Picturing Tokyo's Modern Girl: Moga at the Meguro Gajoen, the panelists examine artistic depictions of the urbane modern girl, and how they transcend the national aesthetics of the era.
Click here for the Wrightwood 659 for the event page with a video recording.