Lowell Lecture

Gallery Talk: Folk Art, Folk Craft

Date & Time

April 6, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Driving Directions


Fletcher Coleman, Graduate Student Lecturer

Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

During a time of rapid industrialization and urbanization at the end of the 1920’s, the Folk Craft Movement was born in Japan. Inspired by and responding to the Arts and Crafts Movement of Europe, Japanese critics such as Yanagi Setsu began championing the inherent beauty of humble products. In this talk, we will chart the origins, features, and main players of the Japanese Folk Craft Movement. To participate, meet in the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center.