Professor Melissa McCormick Featured in Harvard Gazette for Tale of Genji Exhibition at the Met
Melissa McCormick (Professor of Japanese Art and Culture, Harvard) was recently featured in an issue of the Harvard Gazette for her exhibition on the Tale of Genji at the Metropolitan Museum. The article can be read here.
The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated, curated by Melissa McCormick (Professor of Japanese Art and Culture, Harvard) and John Carpenter (Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese Art, The Met), is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Galleries 223-232 from March 5 – June 16, 2019.
The first major loan exhibition in North America to focus on art inspired by Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji, this exhibition presents a wide range of works – from manuscripts to paintings to calligraphy – and offers a new perspective on the author, characters, and story, as reflected by these artistic interpretations.