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Object Lesson

April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Object Lesson | Anne Ishii Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative | Fri. April 5, 2019 | 6 – 6:30 pm | The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection

Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that will open wide the cases of the Center’s Museum Collection through the perspectives of individuals from the worlds of art, design, performance, community activism, education, and more, creating fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects. The series invites the public for an up-close and personal experience in an informal, discursive setting that will encourage exploration of the many treasures in the Collection.

Anne Ishii is the Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia. Her writings have appeared in multiple publications including Slate, the Village Voice, and Publishers Weekly. Her translation and editorial projects include the Eisner-award winning manga My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame, Batmanga!: the Secret History of Batman in Japan, and Massive: Gay Japanese Manga and the Men Who Make It. She is co-founder of the publishing, fashion, and creative agency Massive Goods, which represents queer and feminist artists from Japan.


Object Lesson Schedule:
June 7: Dominique Ellis Artist, Writer and Gallery Coordinator at The Clay Studio
September 6, 2019:  Elizabeth Essner
November 1, 2019: James Maurelle, artist and lecturer at Penn
December 6, 2019: Aisha Zia Khan




April 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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The Center for Art in Wood
(215) 923-8000
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The Center for Art in Wood
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