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CANCELED | Trapp Japanese Art Lecture: Conversation—Noda Tetsuya



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In the interest of the health and safety of our visitors, guest speakers, performers, and staff, we are canceling all events through May 10. We hope to reschedule this program and will let all current registrants know of the new date as soon as it’s set. 

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A figure sits in a colorfully stripedchair facing away from the viewer. Only their head and shoulders are visible as is a black floor. There are no other indications of context; the rest of the composition is undecorated negative space.

Diary, November 7, 1968 (#1), 1968

Noda Tetsuya. Gift of the estate of Lawrence O’Connor

Japanese print artist Noda Tetsuya and his wife, Dorit Bartur, discuss the intersections of his private life and public career with Janice Katz, Roger L. Weston Associate Curator of Japanese Art.

One of the most successful contemporary print artists, Noda Tetsuya uses a signature printing process that combines photography, silkscreen, and woodblock printing to capture the small and large moments of his daily life. Noda’s ongoing project called the Diary series, which documents occurrences of a particular day, began in the 1960s and now includes more than 500 images. 

This spring the Art Institute of Chicago presents the largest museum exhibition of Noda’s work in North America, Noda Tetsuya: My Life in Print.

Please note that speaker and program content are subject to change in accordance with international travel restrictions.


This lecture is generously supported by James M. and Carol D. Trapp.


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