Bamboo: Mirror of Japanese Modernity

October 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joe Earle, Bonhams Senior Consultant for Japanese Art

Bamboo is widely celebrated as a natural material that encapsulates much of Japanese culture: emblem of strength and flexibility, building material, foodstuff, source of natural beauty, and medium for both visual and musical artistic creativity. Joe Earle will discuss the revival of “bamboo consciousness” during Japan’s early modern era and introduce a wide range of artifacts from the hands of the leading bamboo masters of the past 175 years.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council. Open to the public.

Limited seating; advance tickets strongly recommended.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for the lecture.
Please email 2-3 weeks in advance, or call 503-226-2811.