Immerse yourself in the history of Japanese panoramas at the Velaslavasay Panorama’s The Panorama-kan of Meiji Japan , a lecture by media-art scholar Dr. Machiko Kusahara. The discussion includes the doctor’s explications on the historical significance of panorama-kan (“panorama exhibition halls”) in Japan, including most famously Tokyo’s Nippon Panorama, built in 1890 and demolished in 1910. While a phenomenon at the time, the popularity of the panorama in Japan was ultimately short-lived; the Meiji period ended in 1912. Relive the magic!

Sat., Jan. 16, 8 p.m., 2010

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