Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Christy Laidlaw 
Japanese Art Society of America 

JASA: 6/22/17 Met Tour of Bamboo Exhibit 

JASA: Met Exhibition Tour of Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017, 3:00pm

Honma Hideaki (Japanese, b. 1959). Flowing Pattern, 2014. Heisei period (1989-present). Japanese timber bamboo, dwarf bamboo, men'yadake, and rattan, 25 1/2 x 32 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. Promised Gift of Diane and Arthur Abbey

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Japanese Galleries
We are pleased to invite members to join a tour of the Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection exhibition with Monika Bincsik, Assistant Curator.

The Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection
will be on view at the Met from June 13, 2017 - Feb 4, 2018.

This new exhibition features more than 80 works of Japanese bamboo art, dating from the late 19th century to the present, the period when basketry in Japan became recognized as an art form that transcends "craft."  The exhibition, including works by all six masters who have received the designation "Living National Treasure," is drawn from the Abbey Collection, one of the finest private collections of Japanese baskets and bamboo sculpture.
Monika Bincsik, Assistant Curator in The Metropolitan Museum's Department of Asian Art, is one of the field's bright young stars, specializing in Japanese decorative arts and textiles. Previously, she served as Curator of Japanese Art at the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest from 2002 to 2007 and as research assistant at the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, where she earned a second PhD for a dissertation focusing on Japanese lacquers.

Space is limited, reservations required.  

Tour Fee: $10.00
If you would like to attend please register by clicking the Register Now button below and fill out the registration form.

Please contact Christy Laidlaw, membership coordinator, via email: japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or phone: 917-658-3955 with any questions.