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Painting & the Practices of Quitman “Gene” Phillips: A Celebration of a Career in Japanese Art History
April 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:15 am
The Department of Art History at UW–Madison, Sherry Fowler, Melissa McCormick, Julie Nelson Davis, and Laura Mueller present an exciting Zoom event to celebrate the retirement of our dear colleague and co-founder of Japan Art History Forum (JAHF), Quitman Eugene Phillips, Joan B. Mirviss Chair in Japanese Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Painting and the Practices of Quitman ‘Gene’ Phillips: A Celebration of a Career in Japanese Art History” will take place on Friday April 16, 2021, 9:00–11:15am ET/8:00–10:15am CT via Zoom.
In addition to festive conversations, short Japanese art history talks that respond to Gene’s scholarship will be given by Shimao Arata, Sherry Fowler, Melissa McCormick, Ikumi Kaminishi, Julie Davis, Laura Mueller, and Joan Mirviss. We hope that you will be able to join us to celebrate Gene’s impressive career.
Painting and the Practices of Quitman “Gene” Phillips: A Celebration of a Career in Japanese Art History
Friday, April 16, 2021 | 9:00–11:15am ET/8:00–10:15am CT | Via Zoom: https://go.wisc.edu/hlvs5e
Session I Chair: Julie Nelson Davis
Shimao Arata, Gakushuin University, “The Kano Myth and the Myth of Sesshū”
Sherry Fowler, University of Kansas, “Hell’s Bells and Mirrors”
Melissa McCormick, Harvard University, “A Portrait of the Artist in Medieval Japan”
Session II Chair: Melissa McCormick
Ikumi Kaminishi, Tufts University, “Slaying Demons in Service of Kitano Tenjin”
Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania, “Utamaro and the City of Prints”
Laura J. Mueller, Independent scholar, “Death and Memorial in the Utagawa School”
Session III Chair: Sherry Fowler
Introduction by Joan Mirviss, Owner, Joan B Mirviss LTD, Japanese Fine Art
Remarks from Quitman Eugene Phillips, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Social time and conversations