Join ShiPu Wang, curator of the internationally-traveling retrospective, Chiura Obata: An American
Modern, for a revealing talk about the artist’s life stories and love for California’s “Great Nature,” and Wang’s
8-year effort in organizing this exhibition. The exhibition is on view at UC Santa Barbara’s Art, Design &
Architecture Museum through April 29, 2018. It travels to Utah, Okayama, Japan, and Sacramento, with a
culminating stop at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. in November 2019.
UC Merced’s Center for the Humanities is offering each of the first 20 registered attendees a free copy
of the exhibition catalogue by the University of California Press, the first art book surveying Obata’s 7-decade
career by an academic publisher. To register, go to: http://bit.ly/2nmAMhU