Rad Smith Program on Japanese Art - "A Day About Japanese Tea"

  • 13 Mar 2011
  • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The Japan Society of Boston,  the MFA, and the Lacoste Gallery Present:

A Day About Japanese Tea

2011 Rad Smith Program in Japanese Art


Spend a varied, exciting day learning from leading authorities on the history of traditional and contemporary Japanese teawares. Hear from a Japanese historian as well as potters, a collector, and a curator, then enjoy a performance and explanation of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.


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Japan Society Members receive a discount.

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Morning

Talk: A History of Tea Culture
Takeuchi Jun’ichi discusses the aesthetics of tea and the place of the tea ceremony in the cultural history of Japan.

Conversation: Contemporary Tea Pottery
 Tsujimura Shiro and Suzuki Goro⎯living legends among Japanese potters and American artist Jeff Shapiro speak about their work and creative processes.


Exhibition Viewing: "An Unspoken Dialogue with Japanese Tea"
(opens February 12, 2011).

Afternoon

Discussion: Collecting Teaware
Curator Anne Morse and collector Richard Danziger discuss collecting Japanese tea ceramics.


Tea Ceremony: Talk and Demonstration

Allan Palmer performs the 400-year-old tradition of chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony, with a demonstration and explanation of the procedure, use, and symbolic identity of essential utensils.

Purchase Tickets Online

Japan Society Members receive a discount.

Log in to the Japan Society website

for information about how to purchase

tickets a the JSB Member discount

By phone: call the MFA Ticket line at 1-800-440-6975
In person: at any MFA ticketing desk

This program is made possible, in part, by the support of The Japan Foundation, United Airlines, and the
Consulate General of Japan in Boston.






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