Symposium: Poetic Imagination – Keynote

December 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mildred Schnitzer Annual Asian Art Program for 2018

December 7, 6:30 p.m. — Keynote Lecture
December 8, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Named in honor of the founder of the Asian Art Council, the Mildred Schnitzer Annual Asian Art Lecture will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a symposium focused on the historical, literary, and artistic themes presented in the special exhibition, Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles. An international team of scholars who contributed to the exhibition catalogue will be on hand to discuss their areas of expertise.

Tickets (available soon) for Portland Art Museum members are $10 and include both days.

Supported in part by the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for the lecture.
Please email 2-3 weeks in advance, or call 503-226-2811.

Yosa Buson, Thatched Retreat on Cold Mountain (detail), early to mid-1770s
Yosa Buson (Japanese, 1716–1783), Thatched Retreat on Cold Mountain (detail), early to mid-1770s, hanging scroll, ink and color on silk. Courtesy of Mary and Cheney Cowles, L2017.67.39