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AsiaLENS Edo Avant Garde Filmmaker Q&A

  • Event Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 pm (CST)
  • Location: Online, via Zoom

Online Discussion

  • Filmmaker Linda Hoaglund
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 4:00 pm (registration required)
Register (external link)

The film Edo Avant-Garde will be shown on February 19th and February 26th at 5:00 pm. After you register for the online discussion, a link to view the film will be emailed on February 19, 2021.

About Edo Avant-Garde

Edo Avant-Garde (external link) reveals the pivotal role Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603–1868) played in setting the stage for the Modern Art movement in the West. To capture the dynamism, scale, and meticulous details of the art, one of Japan’s master cinematographers worked with Sony’s cutting-edge 4K camera and filmed 200 works of art in museums and private collections across the US and Japan. Curators, restorers, collectors, and scholars provide insights into the genesis of their mesmerizing visions. Event co-sponsored by the Spurlock, the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) (external link), and the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) at Illinois (external link).

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Please note that this program does NOT take place at the Spurlock Museum.
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For further information on this event, contact Katya Reno at (217) 244-8483 or

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at (217) 244-5586 or cudiamat@illinois.edu (email link).