Curator of Asian Art, Museum of Art
Natsu Oyobe received both her MA and PhD in History of Art from the University of Michigan. As the Curator of Asian Art at the UMMA, Natsu has curated a number of exhibits, including Japanese Prints of Kabuki Theater from the Collection of University of Michigan Museum of Art (October 2016 to January 2017), Xu Weixin: Monumental Portraits (February to May, 2016), and Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries (August to November, 2012). She has also published a number of essays in the University of Michigan Art and Archaeology Bulletin. In addition to her position at UM, Natsu also works as a consultant curator for the Japanese Art Gallery at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Fluent in Japanese, Natsu can also read classical Japanese, classical Chinese, and Korean.