What's New At Honors: 04-13-2015

Distinguished anthropologist and artist Liza Dalby is giving two lectures on the art and history of the hanging scroll.


Liza Dalby is internationally known for her studies of Geisha (1983) and Kimono: Fashioning Culture (1993). The scholar turned artist with The Tale of Murasaki (2000), a historical novel about Murasaki Shikibu, the author of Japan’s greatest work of literature,The Tale of Genji, followed by East Wind Melts the Ice (2007) and Hidden Buddhas (2009).


Since 2010 Liza Dalby has immersed herself in the study of mounting hanging scrolls, itself an art form. In 2013 she studied in Kyoto with master mounter Akira Okazaki of the Seikōdō Studio. She has recently exhibited her non-traditional scrolls in Kyoto with calligrapher Yoko Nishina and in New York with Yoko Nishina and artist Sarah Brayer.


Her general website is a feast for the eyes: www.lizadalby.com

Her websites for the exhibitions in Kyoto and New York:




Two Lectures:

The Art of the Hanging Scroll: An Illustrated Talk on the Technique of Scroll Mounting
Monday, April 13, 4:30pm, Art Building, Room 220, Mt. Holyoke College
The lecture at Mount Holyoke College will focus on the arts and crafts aspects of mounting as a work of art.


Scroll Down: An Illustrated Talk on the Asian Hanging Scroll, Its History, Aesthetic, and Social Meaning
Tuesday, April 14, 5:30-6:30pm, Integrative Learning Center, N255, UMass Amherst
The lecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will explore the history of scrolling and its aesthetically inspired social impact.

To link to the above information and to download the poster go to https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fcceas/liza-dalby