Seminars & Short Courses

Exploring Asian Art: Trade, Transmission, and Cultural Exchange

Join us for a three-day in-person intensive workshop in collaboration with the Seattle Art Museum as we consider the themes of trade, transmission, and cultural exchange.

The first day will take place on the University of Washington campus with discussion of the historical contexts and conditions of works of art we will see during our visit to the Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. This day will include lectures, small group work, and classroom applications. Our second day will take place at the Seattle Art Museum where museum educators will guide us through strategies for working with art, classroom applications, hands-on activities, and personal reflection. On the final day, we will meet at the Seattle Asian Art Museum to see the special exhibition, Renegade Edo and Paris: Japanese Prints and Toulouse-Lautrec and engage in gallery based activities.

Workshop leaders:
Melanie King (she/her), Art historian and educator
Yaoyao Liu (she/her), Manager of school & Educator Programs, Seattle Art Museum
Lauren Kent (she/her), Assistant Manager of School Programs & Partnerships, Seattle Art Museum

Photo credit: Alborz Kamalizad