Curator of Japanese and Korean Art & Director of the Clark Center
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Dr. Andreas Marks is the Head of the Japanese and Korean Art Department at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. From 2008 to 2013 he was the Director and Chief Curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in California. He has a Ph.D. from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a master’s degree in East Asian Art History from the University of Bonn. A specialist of Japanese woodblock prints, he is the author of 14 books. His first book, “Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680–1900,” is held at almost 900 libraries worldwide. His “Publishers of Japanese Prints: A Compendium,” is the first comprehensive reference work in any language on Japanese print publishers. In 2014 he received an award from the International Ukiyo-e Society in Japan for his research. He has curated exhibitions in a variety of media from pre-modern to contemporary art and visual culture at 25 museums including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Honolulu Museum of Art, and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Tuesday, May 8
8:45 AM – 10:00 AM