Ways of Looking
Closely examine this print, Takiyasha Summons a Skeleton to confront Mitsukuni in the Sōma Castle, through a number of high resolution images. What can we guess or learn about the artists and culture that produced this object, based simply on the visual clues we can see? Talk with others to expand your interpretations in facilitated conversations with museum educator, Hanna Exel.
Join us for a related course, Powers of Observation, on Tuesday evenings in November (registration opens Oct. 15).
Hanna Exel holds an MA in Art History from Tufts University, where her research focused on artistic responses to the early years of the AIDS pandemic. Hanna uses an object-centered and inquiry-based approach to engaging with art, which has been honed through her experience as a youth development worker and positions at art institutions including MoMA and the New Museum.
Ways of Looking offers new perspectives on art and design uncovered through guided conversation.
Image: Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Takiyasha Summons a Skeleton to confront Mitsukuni in the Sōma Castle, ca. 1844. Bequest of Isaac C. Bates.