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Trotting to Paradise: The Animal in the Art of Japan
October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Through December 8, 2019, LACMA hosts an exhibition entitled, Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art. On display, animal imagery dating from the 6th to the 21st centuries treats themes such as zodiac animals, animals from nature, the supernatural, and religion, myth and folklore, work or leisure. In turn, this lecture by Hollis Goodall, Curator of Japanese Art at LACMA, will explore the broad application of animal themes to express ideas ranging from sacred power, geomantic direction, virtue or vice, seasons and poetry, then empirical observation and contemporary expression.