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Fridays, May 3 – May 24, 1 – 3pm


Isamu Noguchi Working (detail), 1940. © Underwood Archives / UIG / Bridgeman Images

$220; members $198
(4 classes)

About the Class

This course celebrates Japanese American artists and their critical contributions to visual art, design, and education. We will look at both major figures and lesser-known artists and examine their work in lively weekly discussions. See all the ways these important Americans impacted the 20th-century art world, from creative accomplishments to acts of daring political activism. Each session focuses on dialogue, sharing ideas, and rethinking established narratives. Please join in the conversation around this important time period and community of artists.

The class is online-only. More about online classes.

Barnes classes will:

  • Increase your understanding of art-related concepts.
  • Increase the ways you think critically about art.
  • Improve your ability to communicate about art.
  • Deepen your appreciation for cultures and histories outside your own.

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Isamu Noguchi Working, 1940. © Underwood Archives / UIG / Bridgeman Images


Joseph Tokumasu Field

Tokumasu Field earned his MA in curating at Richmond University, London, and specializes in modern, contemporary, and Asian art. He has taught at Brooklyn College, the 92nd Street Y, the Isamu Noguchi Foundation, and the Guggenheim Museum, all in New York. He works to provide access to art for all, highlighting marginalized artists and centering people over objects in his teaching practice.

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