Edo Avant Garde - Film and Educational Modules

From the renowned filmmaker Linda Hoaglund, the film Edo Avant-Garde seeks to reveal the pivotal role Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603 – 1868) played in setting the stage for the “modern art” movement in the West. Utilizing two hundred works of art from museums and private collections across the U.S. and Japan, curators, restorers, collectors and scholars provide insights into the genesis of their mesmerizing, prescient visions.  Working with scholars and NCTA Alums from the University of Pittsburgh National Coordinating Site, the website features five educational modules built around a series of lesson plans that highlight key aspects of the historical and cultural factors that lead to the flowering of art in the Edo era as well as the techniques utilized to create the masterpieces seen in the film. These educational modules enable you to fully integrate the art of the Edo era into your classroom or curriculum with a robust selection of images, videos, as well as a fully voiced audio glossary and pronunciation guide of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean terms used in the film.