Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America

  • 11 Feb 2019
  • 02 Jun 2019
  • McMullen Museum of Art, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135


Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America

February 11, 2019 - June 2, 2019

McMullen Museum of Art, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue,
Boston, MA 02135

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College will present Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America, which celebrates and contextualizes Boston College’s iconic “golden eagle”: a monumental bronze sculpture of the University’s mascot. During its recent restoration, the sculpture was revealed to be a Japanese masterpiece from the Meiji period (1868–1912), according to exhibition organizers. The restored piece will be unveiled as the centerpiece of the exhibition, which will explore Meiji bronze production, the depiction of birds of prey in Japanese art, and the fascination of late nineteenth-century Americans—and Boston Brahmins in particular—with Japanese art and culture.

To learn more, please visit the McMullen Museum of Art webpage.

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