October 31, 2008 — Monica Shenouda, the 2008-09 Luzak-Lindner Fellow at the University of Virginia Art Museum, will present a lunchtime gallery talk on selections from the permanent collection of Japanese art works on Nov. 11 at noon.
The exhibited works span an era of major change in Japanese society, from the mid-19th to the early 20th centuries. Corresponding to the growing sense of urban life and prosperity, the emerging merchant class sought new art forms like color woodblock prints. Shenouda will discuss the works on paper in terms of their vernacular use, their pictorial style and the way in which they evidence both tradition and modernity.
Shenouda is completing her Ph.D. in the art and architectural history program at U.Va., where she earned a master of architectural history degree in 2003. She specializes in the Italian Renaissance and is especially interested in cross-cultural exchanges. In her internship with the museum, she is working with the curatorial staff to make the permanent collection more accessible to the public.
The U.Va. Art Museum is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m. Parking is available on Bayly Drive off Rugby Road or in the Central Grounds Parking Garage on Emmet Street.
For information, call 434-924-3592 or visit the museum Web site at www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.