The Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts will host a series of lectures this month on ancient and modern Japanese art to coincide with the Masters of Japanese Printmaking: 1980-2010s exhibition.
The paired lectures and exhibit will enable visitors to understand the many aspects of Japanese culture, including tracing the developments of 17th century printmaking to modern printmaking, understanding Buddhist philosophy and viewing other Japanese art pieces that may be new to visitor visitors.
Sergey Vinokurov, the head lecturer of the Exhibition Department, will present a talk about the Buddhist art of Japan at 1 p.m. Jan. 18. Vinokurov will trace the part Buddhism played in developing Japanese painting, architecture and sculpture.
At 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, lecturer Anna S. Kadkin will speak about the history of Japanese prints.
Olga V. Permjakova, the head of the Foreign Art Department, will lead a tour of the Masters of Japanese Printmaking exhibit at 3 p.m. Jan. 24. Tour participants will view the various developments that have occurred in Japanese printmaking from the 1980s to the current decade.
To complete the series, the museum will host a lecture presented by Anna S. Kadkin, who will discuss Japanese interior murals as mobile architecture at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28.
The exhibit will be open to visitors on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout January. The museum is at Weiner, 11.