Pax Tokugawa: The Japanese Collections of OUMA

Pax Tokugawa: The Japanese Collections of OUMA 2021-04-16T11:54:47-04:00

April 14, 2021 – Sept. 13, 2021

Kano Scroll - Edo Period

Nagon Sanyu, Kano Scroll, Edo Period c. 1780, Watercolor ink on silk scroll, Gift of Mrs. Billie Lou Hance, Collection of Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 2018.9.2

View the “Pax Tokugawa” exhibit in the museum’s 360-degree virtual tour here.

“Pax Tokugawa: The Japanese Collections of OUMA,” will illustrate the rich collection of Japanese art in the museum’s permanent collection with a focus on art of the Edo period of 1603-1867, considered a time of growth, peace, and stability under the last traditional shogunate founded by Tokugawa Ieyasu. These works of art have been graciously given by numerous donors over many years for the enjoyment and benefit of our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members.

The core works of this concentration in Japanese art is drawn from the collection of porcelain of the late Dr. John Lesh Jacobs ’23, which was donated by his daughter, Ms. Carrie Lee Jacobs Henderson, granddaughter of former OU President Thornwell Jacobs. Additional key works of Japanese sculpture, porcelain, paintings and works on paper have been donated to OUMA in recent years by patrons and neighbors, Mrs. Billie Lou Hance, Ms. Ellen Stein, Mr. Roderick Hardy and Ms. Miryam Relis, all of whom are in the metro-Atlanta region. Masterful 19th century Japanese woodblock prints have also been donated to OUMA in the recent past in memory of OU Professor Ronald Carlisle.

With the exhibition Pax Tokugawa, it is our hope to honor the memory and rich contribution to academic life our students and alumni of our much admired and beloved friend, colleague, and professor, the late Dr. Robert Steen, Professor of Japanese.

UPDATE

OUMA is currently closed for in-person visits due to campus restrictions. Please visit the news page for to stay informed about upcoming virtual programming!

OUMA is participating in Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day 2019 with free admission and special hours.

Visit OUMA Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.