Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Gender, Ritual, and Needlework in Early Modern Japan
  • Lecture
  • 4/27/2017
  • 17:30-18:30
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Christine Guth, a leading scholar on the history of collecting, transnational cultural exchange, and material culture, discusses the needle as a powerful instrument in early modern Japan and its mastery as a means of augmenting and transforming women’s physical power into material things that enhanced the wellbeing and comfort of their families. Dr. Guth is Senior Tutor Emerita of the Victoria & Albert/Royal College of Art programme in History of Design.