The day to day decision-making process for the Center is undertaken by the Steering Committee, which is comprised of Faculty and Staff of the Department of Art History.
- Wu Hung, Director, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College; Consulting Curator, Smart Museum of Art
Ph.D. Harvard University
- Katherine R. Tsiang, Associate Director
Ph.D. University of Chicago
- Ping Foong, Department of Art History, the College, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Ph.D. Princeton University
- Chelsea Foxwell, Assistant Professor of Art History and the College
Ph.D. Columbia University
Chelsea Foxwell is an assistant professor in the Department of Art History, where she teaches a variety of courses on the history of Japanese art and architecture and supervises students researching topics that range from medieval Japanese painting to the exchange between Japanese and Korean artists under the Japanese colonial occupation. She is currently completing a book about the painter Kano Hōgai (1828-88) and the emergence of nihonga. Recent publications include “Merciful Mother Kannon and its Audiences” (The Art Bulletin, December 2010), “Japan as Museum?” (The Getty Research Journal, 2009), and “Dekadansu: Ukiyo-e and the Codification of Aesthetic Values in Modern Japan, 1880-1930″ (Octopus: A Visual Studies Journal, 2007).
Her current research interests include early modern practices of image circulation, exhibition, and display; the relationship between image-making and the kabuki theater; “export art;” Japanese artistic interactions with the rest of East Asia; and landscape traditions and the depiction of place.
Recently at the University of Chicago she helped supervise an exhibition of prints by Yokoo Tadanori (b. 1936) and is currently working with the Smart Museum of Art on an exhibition about color in French and Japanese prints of the eighteenth through early twentieth centuries.