Join us in the next installment of our series: Japan Talks. We are aiming to organize interesting and engaging speakers and events on various topics of interest. Alumni Elizabeth Gordon has arranged for a very special opportunity below. Hope to see you there!
- Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
- Time: Meet between 5:15 – 5:30pm at the start of the Japanese galleries, just beyond the glass doors behind the grand staircase on the first floor (the same floor you enter on); the talk will begin at 5:30pm
- Location: The Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan Avenue)
- RSVP: Please email Elizabeth Gordon here. Space is limited to 20 people.
- Cost: The event is free, but an optional donation of $10 upon arrival will help to sustain the Japan Talks program
Janice Katz, Roger L. Weston Associate Curator of Japanese art, will walk us through the Japanese art galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago that were renovated in 2010. Highlights include a gallery for ancient Japanese art, an expansive space for religious arts that includes Buddhist sculpture and decorative arts as well as Shinto sculpture, and a section devoted to the arts of the tea ritual in Japan. Also installed in the galleries after a year-long conservation project are the last remaining fragments of the the Phoenix Hall, the Japanese national pavilion at the 1893 World’s Fair.
Thursday evenings are free for Illinois residents, so please bring your ID. Please meet the Japan Talks group at the start of the Japanese galleries, just beyond the glass doors behind the grand staircase on the first floor (the same floor you enter on).