Kendall Brown

Kendall Brown is Professor of Asian Art History at California State University Long Beach. He holds a PhD. in Art History from Yale University and an MA. from UC Berkeley. He publishes in several areas of Japanese art, focusing on popular arts of the 1920s and 1930s, as well as on Japanese-style gardens in North America. From 2007-2009 he served as Curator of Exhibitions, Programs and Collections at the Pacific Asia Museum. He has curated exhibitions for several American museums, exploring topics from modern Japanese woodblock prints to Art Deco and lacquer makers’ tools. He was a co-founder and past president of the North American Japanese Garden Association, and is the author of three books and many articles on the design, political implications and cultural history of American Japanese gardens. He is currently working on an exhibition of Japanese sheet music cover illustration for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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