Artist Demonstration: Contemporary Japanese Basketmaking with Morigami Jin

  • 10 May 2014
  • 12:00 PM
  • 11 May 2014
  • 3:00 PM
  • Druker Family Pavilion, Community Room, 159 Museum of Fine Arts

  Contemporary Japanese Basketmaking with Morigami Jin – an Artist Demonstration

  Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, 2014
 12 PM to 3 PM

  Druker Family Pavilion, Community Room 159
Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Admission: This Event is Free – no extra cost (after admission to the MFA)

This is a drop-in program. Come anytime and stay for as long as you would like.

Explore the sculptural beauty of contemporary Japanese basketmaking. Observe the process of using traditional materials and techniques to create innovative and exciting abstract sculptures. Afterward, visit gallery 177 for the exhibition, "Fired Earth, Woven Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics and Bamboo Art” to see more than 60 of the finest dramatic baskets and ceramics, including one by Morigami Jin.

Morigami Jin is one of the most artistically gifted of the younger generation of Japanese bamboo artists. Growing up with parents who were bamboo artisans, Mr. Morigami developed a deep respect and familiarity with the material. He has won numerous accolades for his work. His pieces are the first of a contemporary bamboo artist to be included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Other examples of his bamboo sculptures can be found in the Denver Art Museum and the Museum of Art and Design in New York City.

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