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  Short Course on Art History 2024: An Introduction to the Arts of Japan Over a five-week period, the course introduced students to key periods, themes and important works in Japanese art. It is designed for anyone interested in art, with the goal to move beyond aesthetic appreciation to study art with an art historical approach. Overview The Birth of Japan: Kofun to Asuka period (250 – 710) [Hōryū Temple] Courtly Elegance: Nara & Heian periods (710 – 1185) [Shosoin Treasures, The Tale of Genji scroll] Zen & Samurais: Kamakura to Azuchi-Momoyama period (1185 – 1603) [Paintings by Sesshu, Rinpa, and Kano Eitoku] The Floating World: Edo period [Ukiyoe by Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Ito Jakuchu] Review & discussion on important sites of Japanese art Dates: February 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 (Tuesday) Time: 8-10pm Format: 4 online classes & 1 in-person class, all conducted in Cantonese Lecturer: Dr. Konstance Li (BA, MPhil, PhD University of Hong Kong; MSt University of Oxford) Fee: $1200 (members), $1500 (non-members)  

Cheung Chau has been one of the most popular day-trip destinations in Hong Kong, but it has also been a dear home to many, including Hong Kong Calligrapher Jat See-yeu and our honoured guest speaker Dr. Ruby Leung. Following our visit to the exhibition “Boundless Universe: Calligraphy by Jat See-yeu” at Hong Kong Museum of Art, HKUFAAA offered an exciting opportunity to look at Jat’s calligraphy in Cheung Chau. In the 2.5hr walking-tour, Dr. Leung brought the group to many hidden calligraphy gems on the island, and shared with us her research findings on Jat’s local contributions. Date: 23 March 2024 (Saturday) Time: 10:30am – 1pm Venue: Cheung Chau (meet at Cheung Chau Ferry Pier) Guest speaker: Dr. Ruby Leung Medium: Cantonese Registration: $150 (member); $200 (non-member), members with priority, otherwise first come first served

Date: 14 March 2024 (Thursday) Time: 3pm -4:30pm Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Medium: Cantonese On a day when the museum was closed to the public, we visited the exhibition "Boundless Universe: Calligraphy by Jat See-yeu" with HKMoA curators, learning how Jat's calligraphy demonstrates his passion for preserving tradition, his open-minded approach to life, and his innovative pursuits in the face of changing times.