THE EXHIBITION VIEWING AND GUEST LECTURE EVENTS BELOW ARE SOLD OUT. THE OUTDOOR MUSIC AND FILM EVENT IS STILL FREE AND OPEN.
The Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas hosts a full evening celebration of the special exhibition Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945, the Asian Art Museum’s Art Deco building, and summer in Volunteer Park.
Exhibition Viewing and Guest Lecture [SOLD OUT]
Asian Art Museum
6:30–8:30 pm: Short tours of the exhibition, the museum’s Deco architecture, and the park design, plus light refreshments.
7 pm: Textile artist Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada speaks on Japanese Deco textiles and fashion.
Outdoor Music and Film [FREE AND OPEN]
Volunteer Park Amphitheater
A short selection of Deco-era music from Japan and the U.S. is followed by the silent film The Lady and the Beard. The Aono Jikken Ensemble performs their original score to accompany the film, with live benshi narration (English and Japanese).
Film: The Lady and the Beard (Shukujo to hige). Directed by Yasujiro Ozu, 1931, silent, 75 min. A traditional kendo practitioner becomes interesting to a cosmopolitan young woman once he shaves off his beard in this classic comedy.
Deco Night co-sponsored by Volunteer Park Trust. Thanks to the Japan Arts Connection Lab.
Other Films in the Deco-Era Japanese Films Series:
Aug 1: Osaka Elegy
Aug 8: Floating Weeds
Lecture, exhibition tours, and reception included in ticket. Free admission for the outdoor film and music program.