John Carpenter, Curator of Japanese Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is a highly regarded specialist in Japanese calligraphy, painting, and woodblock prints. He taught the history of Japanese art for more than a decade at the University of London and has lectured at numerous other institutions of higher learning, including the University of Tokyo. He has published widely on Japanese art and contributed to numerous exhibition and collection catalogs for museums including the Asia Society and Japan Society, New York. Dr. Carpenter serves as President of the Japanese Art History Forum and is Managing Editor of the Japanese Visual Culture series. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.