[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] John C. Weber talks about A New Yorker’s View of the World: The John C. Weber Collection

  • *This event has finished.
  • Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7:00 pm
  • Venue: The Library, International House of Japan
  • Reader: John C. Weber (Art Collector)
  • Language: English (without interpretation)
  • Admission: IHJ members & Library members: Free, Non-members: 1,500 yen
  • (reservations required) 
  • *This program will be held thanks to a contribution from an I-House member.

In this reading session, Dr. John C. Weber talks about his collection from A New Yorker’s View of the World: The John C. Weber Collection, a catalogue of an exhibition of his private collection.
The Weber Collection is one of the most prominent in the world and has been created with the assistance of curator Dr. Julia Meech.
It has been exhibited in Germany and the United States, and the exhibition at the Miho Museum in Shiga Prefecture in 2015 was its first showing in Japan.
Over 160 carefully selected works were shown, starting with a wide range of Japanese art, including Muromachi ink paintings, ukiyo-e and other Edo-period works, as well as Meiji-period paintings, ancient Jōmon to early modern ceramics, negoro and lacquerware with makie, and early modern kimono and textiles. Also exhibited were Chinese and Byzantine works of art that have been donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

John C. Weber

Photo: John C. WeberJohn C. Weber (b. 1938) taught anatomy and medical image processing at Cornell University Medical College for many years, and was an associate director of New York Hospital. He became friends with the late Mary Burke, who had been amassing a collection of Japanese art since the 1960s, and admired her high standards. Dr. Weber is passionately continuing to collect a wide range of Japanese art.