Victoria Weston, PhD

Associate Professor of Art, College of Liberal Arts


photo of Victoria Weston

Areas of Expertise

History of Japanese, Chinese, and Asian art history, with research focusing on later 19th and early 20th-century Japanese neo-traditional painting in its domestic and international contexts.


PhD, University of Michigan, 1991

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Victoria Weston is a specialist in how traditional schools of Japanese painting engaged the positions of indigenous versus foreign. Weston focuses on Tokyo painters aligned with the art critic and educator Okakura Kakuzo, including Yokoyama Taikan, Hishida Shunso, and Shimomura Kanzan. These figures traveled and exhibited in Europe and America in the early 1900s; Weston conducts archival research on their activities in the American Northeast. Additionally, Weston is an active curator of exhibitions addressing Japanese art and the West.

Courses Taught

Art 104 - Introduction to East Asian Art
Art 256 - The Arts of Japan
Art 258 - The Arts of China
Art 260 - Topics in the Art of Asia
Art 356 - Japanese Architecture
Art 362 - Japanese Art from 16th-20th Centuries: Japan & the West