Visiting scholar will discuss the connections between Japanese prints, anime, manga

Join the Ulrich Museum of Art for the visiting scholar talk, “Yes, no, maybe so: Connections between Japanese prints, anime and manga and the stories we tell about them” by Andrea Horbinski at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27 in the Beren Gallery at the Ulrich Museum. Participants are invited to a reception starting at 5:30 p.m.

Focusing on art and society in the 19th and 20th centuries, when Japan underwent a rapid, self-imposed transition to modernity, this talk examines not only the linkages between anime/manga and printmaking, but also the limits of those connections, and how the evidence for and against them has been deployed to serve larger stories about race, modernity and culture in the Asia-Pacific and worldwide.

The exhibition “Nature in the Floating World: Images of Nature in Japanese and Chinese Art” and associated programs including this one, are generously supported by Pam Bjork, Trish Higgins, and Shoko Kato Sevart, in loving memory of her mother, Taka Kato. The Ulrich is grateful for the ongoing support of Ulrich Friends with Benefits members who make the Museum’s exhibitions and programs possible through their memberships. The Ulrich also receives funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita and Wichita State.