Netsuke: Visual Storytelling and Craftsmanship


Small, carved white hare figurine on a white background.

Thursday, May 5, 2022
6:30 – 7:30 pm EDT
YouTube Premiere

The Gertrude and David Fogelson Lecture

Monika Bincsik, Diane and Arthur Abbey Associate Curator of Japanese Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art contextualizes the netsuke collected by Charles Ephrussi and central to The Hare with Amber Eyes, within the larger context of Japanese Decorative Arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. 

About the Speaker: 

Monika Bincsik specializes in Japanese decorative arts and textile. From 2008 to 2009 she was a Jane and Morgan Whitney Research Fellow at The Met. Later she worked as a research assistant at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, where she earned a second PhD on Japanese lacquers. From 2013 to 2015 she was an Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at The Met, and became Assistant Curator in 2015 then Diane and Arthur Abbey Associate Curator in 2019. She was co-curator of Kimono: A Modern History (2014) and curated Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and The Met (2015), Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection (2017), and Kyoto: Capital of Artistic Imagination (2019). She has published widely on decorative arts and collecting history.

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Masatoshi (sign.), Recumbent hare with raised forepaw, c. 1880, Ivory, buffalo horn, de Waal Family Collection.