"Underdogs and Antiheroes: Japanese Prints from the Moskowitz Collection"
An In-person Visit to Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art
~ Program is co-sponsored by The Network of Oberlin Asian Alumni (NOAA) ~
Join Kim Meinert ’07 and Alena Palevitz ’07 for a gathering of DC-area Obies, an in-person visit to Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art. Explore the museum with your Obie friends and view the new exhibition Underdogs and Antiheroes: Japanese Prints from the Moskowitz Collection.
From the website: “This exhibition focuses on the captivating stories and urban legends of individuals living on the fringes of society in early modern Japan. Key subjects in theater, literature, and visual arts reveal antiheroes and underdogs whose virtues are often embodied by their rejection of societal norms, making them misfits and moral exemplars at the same time. The exhibition will follow virtuous bandits, tattooed firemen who love to fight, rogues from the kabuki theater, and others.”
Meet Kim and Alena outside on the museum’s Jefferson Drive side (side facing the National Mall at 1101 Jefferson Dr SW). We’ll be holding an Oberlin sign and/or wearing Oberlin gear.
Museum directions here. See the museum’s bag policy here.