Robert Wood, professor of design, will present "Japan: The Opposite Side of the World." Wood will discuss his trip to Japan to establish a faculty exchange between Buffalo State College and Kanazawa College of Art, located in Buffalo's sister city of Kanazawa, Japan, and how his travel has influenced his life and work.
His research in Kyoto (a traditional city) and Tokyo (a modern city), visiting art museums, galleries, artists' studios, and kiln sites, provided contrast and a further understanding of traditional and contemporary Japanese artistic culture.
This presentation is the first in the spring 2015 series "Artists on the Road: Travel as Source of Inspiration," cosponsored by the Design Department and the International and Exchange Programs Office. The talk is free and open to the public.