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Sat, May 20



Lecture: Discovering the Art of Japan: A Guide to Understanding and Collecting Japanese Art

Are you fascinated by Japanese art but need help figuring out where to start your collection? Join us for an exclusive lecture on Japanese art collecting, presented by a renowned expert who will guide you through the fundamentals of Japanese art collecting and help you build your collection.

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Lecture: Discovering the Art of Japan: A Guide to Understanding and Collecting Japanese Art

Time & Location

May 20, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Chicago, 3500 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA


About the event

Instructor: Megan Sadler, Associate Specialist, Asian Works of Art

Throughout the lecture, you will gain an introduction to the world of Japanese art, from its history and evolution to its various styles and mediums. You will learn what to look for in a piece, how to assess its quality, and how to determine its value in the market.

In this lecture, the expert instructor will guide attendees through Japanese art collecting fundamentals, including identifying and appreciating different styles and mediums such as ukiyo-e prints, ceramics, lacquerware, and textiles. They will discuss the importance of provenance, condition, and authenticity when collecting Japanese art and provide tips on researching and authenticating a piece.

Attendees will also learn about the different channels for acquiring Japanese art, such as auctions, dealers, and online marketplaces. The instructor will share their insights on how to navigate these channels, how to build relationships with dealers, and how to bid effectively at auctions.

By the end of this lecture, attendees will have gained a solid foundation in Japanese art collecting and be equipped with the knowledge and skills to start building their collections. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from an expert in Japanese art collecting.

The Heritage Museum of Asian Art's Entrance is on West 35th Street. Take the elevator to the third floor and turn right to the Museum Reception Desk. Accessible and standard toilets are located on the same floor. Free parking space is available next to the museum, accessed via West 35th Street.  Email  Phone at 312-842-8884 Or RSVP here.

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