Dive into the world of Japanese art galleries and antiques markets.
An introductory guide to Japanese art history and its various genres. Pick up tips on collecting art and handle a variety of pieces.
Nov 12 | 10am–12pm | Jean Pearce classroom
Ginza Gallery Tour
A guided tour of contemporary and traditional art galleries in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district.
Nov 19 | 11am–1pm | Meeting point: Le Café Doutor Ginza, Sanai Building
Heiwajima Antique Fair Tour
Hunt for treasures at a large indoor antiques market and learn bargaining strategies (language support available). Share your purchases over coffee afterwards.
Dec 6 | 10am–1pm | Meeting point: Tully’s Coffee, Heiwajima 6-1-1, Ota Ward
Instructor: Kara Besher
A longtime resident of Japan, Kara has run a contemporary art gallery in Tokyo, advised museums and private collectors, managed an artist-in-residence program, reviewed exhibitions for magazines and taught art management at Keio University. Besher holds an art history degree from Sophia University and a certification in arts appraisal from New York University.