LECTURE | Reinterpreting the Floating World: The Color Woodcut in the West, 1880-1930

Cascadia Art Museum is delighted to present Nancy Green and her lecture Reinterpreting the Floating World: The Color Woodcut in the West, 1880-1930! The lecture, taking place on Friday, May 4 at 11:00 am, will look at how European and American artists responded to ukiyo-e and embraced the color woodcut process during those years.

Nancy Green is the Gale and Ira Drukier Curator of European and American Art, Prints, and Drawings, 1800-1945 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University. She joined the Johnson Museum staff in 1985 and during the past thirty-three years has organized dozens of exhibitions at the Johnson Museum and elsewhere. While the subjects of these exhibitions are wide-ranging, her principal interest is in American and European art from the 19th century to the present. 

She has published numerous articles, exhibition guides, and catalogues including, most recently, Japan/America: Points of Contact, 1875-1970 (2016); and A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections (2008); other traveling shows include Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony (2004); Surrealist Works on Paper from the Drukier Collection (2003), and Susan Rothenberg: Drawings and Prints (1998). Her 1999 catalogue, Arthur Wesley Dow and American Arts and Crafts, accompanied the traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts.

She has received many fellowships including a 2002 Getty Research Fellowship, Winterthur Fellowships in 1999, 2005, and 2012, a Paul Mellon Centre Fellowship and a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship as well as grants from the Wolfsonian, Huntington-British Academy, and Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, and writing residencies at the Ragdale Foundation. Green received her B.A. from Connecticut College and her M.A. in Art History from Williams College, and she worked at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, the Williams College Museum of Art, and at Christies Auction House in New York before coming to Cornell.

Tickets are $5 for members, $7 for non-members. Purchase your ticket below!

Image Credit: Gustave Baumann (1881-1971), Pinon – Grand Canyon, 1921. Color Woodcut

  • May 4, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm