• Sakai Hoitsu: The Poet Hitomaro, late 18th/early 19th century; hanging scroll: ink and color on silk; 20 1/8 x 44 1/8 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Dr. Eugene C. Gaenslen, Jr.


Five Tables of Literary Associations

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday and get an up-close view of some of the treasures (and occasional oddities) of the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. On view in this session: Lewis Carroll’s tiny portrait of bored little girl Xie Kitchin; Julia Margaret Cameron’s romantic photograph Elaine, from Idylls of the King; a witty Buson fan painting of the haiku poet Basho; William Blake’s The Book of Job; Christopher Wilmarth’s etchings for Seven Poems by Stéphane Mallarmé, and more. Space is limited, so there could be a short wait.