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Denver Art Museum | Gender & Voice in Japanese Art Hybrid Symposium

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Denver Art Museum is pleased to host a one-day international symposium in conjunction with the exhibition, Her Brush: Japanese Women Artists from the Fong-Johnstone Collection. Scholars and specialists from various disciplines will add to the discourse on approaches and methodologies in the study, connoisseurship, and exhibition of Japanese art through the lens of gender, agency, and artistic voice.

This event is fully supported by the generous gift of The William Sharpless Jackson, Jr. Endowment for the Advancement of Asian Art and Culture.

The symposium will be conducted in person in Sturm Grand Pavilion (Martin Building, Level 2) as well as virtually via Zoom. It is free to attend but registration is required.


  • Paul Berry, Independent scholar and former professor at Kansai Gaidai University and University of Washington (Kyoto, Japan)
  • Patricia Fister Professor Emeritus, International Research Center for Japanese Studies Director of Research, Medieval Japanese Studies Institute/Center for the Study of Women, Buddhism, and Cultural History (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Melissa McCormick, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Japanese Art and Culture, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Alison J. Miller, Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Asian Studies, The University of the South (Sewanee, TN)
  • Amy Beth Stanley, Wayne V. Jones II Research Professor in History at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Marcia A. Yonemoto, Professor of History, University of Colorado, Boulder (Boulder, CO)


February 25
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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