Talk at the museum: A Hundred Demons from Present and Past: Images of the Supernatural in Japanese art

Wednesday 19th October 5.30pm for a 6pm start
Ashmolean Museum Broadway Tudor House 65 High Street Broadway WR12 7DP

 

Household objects that come to life, animals with supernatural powers, wicked demons and the vengeful spirits of cruelly-wronged women…Tales of the supernatural have long been represented in Japanese art and literature – carved as sculptures, depicted in prints and paintings, and dramatized for the Kabuki theatre. This talk will take a peek at the spooky world of ghostly beings depicted the current exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway: Japanese Ghosts and Demons.

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The nightly weeping rock at Nissaka – a print by Utagaw Kuniyoshi Copyright: Ashmolean Museum

The talk will be given by the curator of the exhibition, Clare Pollard who is Curator of Japanese Art at The Ashmolean Oxford.

Our shop will be open and there will be a 10% discount to all who attend the talk.

The exhibition: Japanese Ghosts and Demons features a collection of woodblock prints from The Ashmolean Museum. It runs until 20th December.

To book your place at the talk contact the museum –

Email: housemanager@ashmoleanbroadway.org/

Telephone: +44 (0)1386 859047.

Tickets cost £10, which includes a drink on arrival.

 

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