Juli Wolfgram

Member at Large


Since completing her dissertation research with a Fulbright scholarship to investigate Okumura Masanobu, the 18th-century Japanese woodblock print designer and publisher, Juli Wolfgram has been teaching Asian art history in southern California universities, on the faculty at Caltech since 1992 but also with positions at USC, UC Irvine, Scripps College, Loyola Marymount University, CSU Northridge, CSU Long Beach, CSU Dominguez Hills, and Cal Poly Pomona as well as Glendale Community College and El Camino College. Juli began her graduate studies at Princeton University, later receiving both her MA and M.Phil. in Asian art history from the University of Kansas. Even though her specialty is the art of Japan, particularly the popular arts of the early modern era—the Edo period, she is an advocate for all Asian art, teaching courses on the arts of Japan, Korea, China, and India while recently focusing on arts of the Silk Road, in particular, the impact of transcontinental visual culture on the formation of national identity. She has lectured for the Elderhostel Program, the Princeton Club of Southern California, and for the Caltech Associates, in addition to various arts councils, museums, and community centers in the southern California area.