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Brooks, Kit

Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery staff

Geographic Focus

selected publications

  • article

    • Brooks, Kit. 2022. "A Cherry on Top: Hamaguchi Yōzō's e. e. cummings suite." On Paper: Journal of the Washington Print Club, 1, (12) 6–10. 2022
    • Brooks, Kit. 2021. "And the bird's beak became a bird: Watanabe Seitei's Pigeons at Senso-ji." Impressions 42 (1):148-167. 2021
    • Brooks, Kit. 2021. "Grappling With Tradition: Ay-O's Sumo Wrestling and Mount Fuji Eruption." On Paper: Journal of the Washington Print Club, vol. 1, (11), 15–18. 2021
    • Brooks, Kit. 2021. "Watanabe Seitei's Pigeons in a Temple Ground." On Paper: Journal of the Washington Print Club, 1, (10), 9–12. 2021
    • Brooks, Kit. 2015. "A School Unto Himself? The Formation of Soga Shōhaku (1730–1781)." Orientations 46 (6):104-112. 2015
    • Brooks, Kit. 2015. "The Spectre of History: A Study of Yoshitoshi's Fujiwara no Yasumasa Playing the Flute by Moonlight (1882)." Orientations 46 (3):50-60. 2015
    • Brooks, Kit. 2014. "Haabaado Daigaku no surimono: Aasaa B Dueru no korekushon ni kanshite." Ota Memorial Museum of Art Journal 5:67-82. 2014
  • book

    • Brooks, Kit and Schenkenberg, Tamara H. 2017. [Exhibition catalog] Living Proof: Drawing in 19th Century Japan. Pulitzer Arts Foundation. 2017
  • information content entity

    • Brooks, Kit. 2022. Art Talk with Smithsonian Curators [presentation]. April 22, 2022. Virtual, Zoom: Japan Information and Culture Center, JICC. 2022
    • Brooks, Kit. 2022. Burning with Desire: Depictions of Yaoya Oshichi [presentation]. February 1, 2022. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, Annapolis. 2022
    • Brooks, Kit. 2022. Twisted and Tormented: Exhibiting yōkai and yūrei [presentation]. April 13, 2022. Virtual, Zoom: Occidental College, California. 2022
    • Brooks, Kit. 2021. "Conversation with CCL/Mellon Seminar Alumni." Given at CCL/Mellon Foundation 2021 Seminar in Curatorial Practice, July 29, 2021. 2021
    • Brooks, Kit. 2021. "Horrible Histories: Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Tsukioka Yoshitoshi." Given at September 28, 2021. 2021
    • Brooks, Kit. 2021. Under the light of the moon: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and the transformation of warrior imagery [presentation]. March 18, 2021. Art Gallery of South Australia The University of Melbourne: Samurai Transformed symposium: Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, Annapolis. 2021
    • Brooks, Kit. 2019. "Blending into the Woodwork: Stylistic Sources for Hiroshige's Famous Views of the Sixty-Odd Provinces." Given at Worcester Museum of Art Great Master Series, April 21, 2019. 2019
    • Brooks, Kit. 2015. "Western Appreciation of Surimono in the Early Twentieth Century: Totoya Hokkei." Given at 96th meeting of the International Ukiyo-e Society, August 8, 2015. 2015
    • Brooks, Kit. 2014. "Texture and Meaning: Still Life Surimono of the Early 19th Century." Given at 2nd International Mokuhanga Conference, September 14, 2014. 2014
    • Brooks, Kit. 2014. "The Formation of Soga Shōhaku." Given at Feinberg Collection Study Day, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 17, 2014. 2014
    • Brooks, Kit. 2012. "The Social Lives of the Harvard Buddha Hand." Given at Graduate Symposium on Buddhist art at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, February 2–3, 2012. 2012
  • thesis

    • Brooks, Kit. 2017. "Something Rubbed: Medium, Texture, and History in Japanese Surimono." PhD. 2017