Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Gabby Jiayin She '11: Commodified Beauty

One of our art history majors completed a wonderful project, to catalog and analyze a group of Japanese prints and place them in their historical perspective, namely prostitution. Gabby's research concluded into an exhibit at the Phillips Museum. I quote the project description.

Gabby Jiayin She '11: Commodified Beauty

"During two semesters of research, and including a summer field trip to Japan to conduct research, (Gabby) catalogued and contextualized a group of 'beauty' prints from well-known ukiyo-e masters selected from the museum collection. This extensive process of research has provided the foundation for a project concerning the collection that I intend to present for department honors...I decide(d) to also present the project in the form of a small exhibition..."

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