Jul 14th 2022

Picturing Tokyo’s Modern Girl: Moga at the Meguro Gajoen

@ Wrightwood 659


Opening Thursday, July 14th, from 6PM - 7PM

On view through Saturday, July 30th

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.

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