Reception for Japanese Arts & Artifacts

Martha Gault Art Gallery proudly presents “Japanese Arts & Artifacts” on view until October 28, Monday through Thursday, 11:00 am – 5:pm,. Please join us for the closing reception, Tuesday, October 26 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
The acquisition of these artworks dates to 1965, when Professor Martha Gault traveled to Japan with her husband, John, to purchase artworks and artifacts that would become the basis of the Art Department Permanent Collection. Gault was the first Art Department Chairperson and was a professor at Slippery Rock University in from 1946 until retirement in 1969. Martha Gault’s estate endowed the Martha Gault Art Gallery in 1977.
Professor Yukako Ishimaru, Japanese Instructor in Modern Languages & Cultures, worked with students of Intercultural Communication from Saga University in Japan to write interpretive gallery descriptions. The Saga students wrote interpretations including the artwork’s history, cultural significance, artists’ biographies, and a personal reflection, based on the Art Department’s Permanent Collections records. The exhibition includes Edo period prints, textiles and ceramics.