Join us for the Grand Finale of our 2017 spring exhibition, Meet Netsuke! Storytellers of Japan!
Mr. James Abbott, Curator of the Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University, joins us to talk about the Garrett Collection, a magnificent selection of mask netsuke and more, and the history of the Garrett family as promoters of netsuke in the West. As part of the JICC exhibition, the Garrett Collection has been uniquely displayed in a fashion entirely different from its usual setting.
Following Mr. Abbot, Ms. Rosemary Bandini presents a lecture about the role of netsuke in teaching people about the culture of Japan. The opening of Japan’s borders gave rise to a huge surge of interest in Europe and the USA, which manifested itself in some surprising ways as ‘Japan-mania’ gripped the West.
Director and Curator of
the Evergreen Museum & Library
Japanese Art Dealer
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.
To modify your registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your registration is not transferable.
Meet Netsuke! is co-presented by the JICC and the Japan-America Society of Washington DC. Sponsored by the Freeman Foundation and a generous local donor. Works are loaned courtesy of the Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, and the Beverly and Jay Hopkins Collection.