An Education & Community Engagement program

Lecture  |  Madama Butterfly Goes to Paris; Isabella Stewart Gardner Goes to Japan

Marianne Grey

Princeton University Art Museum Docent


Tuesday, June 12 at 7 pm
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

free and open to the public

Co-sponsored by The Princeton Public Library


Thursday June 28 at 7 pm
Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library
2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville

free and open to the public

Marianne GreyIn the five short decades between Admiral Perry’s arrival in Yokohama and Butterfly’s first appearance in an American short story, a great wave of enthusiasm for all things Japanese had swept the world: art, fashion, home decor, and collecting were all captivated by ‘Japonism.’  Marianne Grey will take us traveling with Henry Adams, Isabella Stewart Gardner, John LaFarge, Lafcadio Hearn, and Isabella Bird as they explore Japan. We will also eavesdrop on what Japanese visitors have to say about their adventures in America.

Princeton Public Library