Japan and Paris
/Paris and Japan
An Object Study and Travel Seminar, Fall 2018
Part of the Penn-PMA Mellon object-based learning initiative
Monsieur Jacky’s Little Train, Giverny
On the day we arrived we visited the Musée Cernuschi and met the curator. That evening we visited the Musée d’Orsay.
Amida Buddha, Cernuschi Museum
Read about Naoko’s Object of Study
Read about Tim’s Object of Study
We visited the Musée d’Ennery, where saw how East Asian artifacts were displayed in a 19th-century collector’s household. Later, we attended the symposium and exhibition at the Musée Guimet, Meiji: Splendeurs du Japon Impérial (1868-1912) .
Kohei Nawa’s Throne is on view at the Louvre with the purpose of commemorating the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Japan and the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration.
Read about Ramey’s Object of Study
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Tyler gave a talk in the Japonisme Salon at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Read about Tyler’s Object of Study
Les Galeries Lafayette represent the turn to modern commercialization that began in the middle of the 19th century, when there was a radical shift in the culture of Parisian retail.
Read about Alyssa’s Object of Study
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Musée de l’Orangerie
Erin gave a talk about the Musée de l’Orangerie, where Claude Monet’s paintings housed.
Read about Erin’s Object of Study
Front row, left to right: Ph.D students Alyssa Garcia, Ramey Mize, Naoko Adachi
Second row, left to right: Erin Schoneveld, Penn Ph.D 2012, now Assistant Professor, Haverford College; Ph.D students Tim Zhang and Erin Wrightson; Professor Julie Nelson Davis; Ph.D students Tyler Shine and Robyn Barrow