Isoda Koryūsai's The Chinese Dog, Courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Live: How Edo-Era Art Inspires Anime, Manga, and Contemporary Art

Wondering about the connective tissue between Hokusai’s iconic 19th-century woodblock prints and Gajin Fujita’s celebrated East L.A. graffiti art? The latter will make that connection explicit in a broader conversation with scholar and anime author Susan Napier about the impact of Edo-era art on contemporary pop culture from Pokémon to Miyazaki and Fujita’s own work. Prep for the chat by spending some time with the Blanton’s current exhibit, “The Floating World: Masterpieces of Edo Japan” (running through June 30), featuring more than 130 woodblock prints and painted scrolls from the Edo period (1603-1868). – Kimberley Jones
Past date: Sun., April 28
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