The October 22 program in the Sunday at The Met series will complement the exhibition Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection with a discussion and live demonstration that explore the techniques of bamboo basketry.
The exhibition – which is on view through February 4, 2018 – features works of Japanese bamboo art dating from the late 19th century to the present, and this program explores the craft and history behind contemporary bamboo basketry. The program begins with a discussion at 2 p.m. with Fujinuma Noboru, bamboo artist and Living National Treasure of Japan; Suzanne Ross, urushi artist; and Monika Bincsik, Assistant Curator in the Museum’s Department of Asian Art.
To illuminate the complex technique and skill that the art form requires, Noboru will create a basket onstage. Sunday at The Met is an ongoing afternoon program that provides insight into major exhibitions as well as the Museum’s collection. The programs feature different combinations of lectures, films, discussions, readings, panels, demonstrations, and performances. They are free with Museum admission; no tickets or reservations are required unless otherwise noted.
The next event takes place on Sunday, October 22, 2-3:30 p.m. at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium The Met, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. For a complete schedule of Sunday at The Met programs, visit the Museum’s website. The event will be featured on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via the hashtag #sundayatthemet.
Image: Honma Hideaki. Flowing Pattern, 2014. Japanese timber bamboo, dwarf bamboo, and rattan. Promised Gift of Diane and Arthur Abbey