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FREE Asian Art Family Festival

Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:00 AM–04:00 PM
FREE Asian Art Family Festival

Special exhibition is FREE.
No registration required.
Just walk in and enjoy!

Discover 2,000 years of Japanese culture through art, theater, and a special tea ceremony performance. Listen to traditional Japanese music and channel the plants, animals, and environments of Asia through yoga poses. Create a haiku, make a mask, paint a vase, and build a pagoda. Take a deep breath in the midst of our amazing Asian art collection and visit the special exhibition, Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, for FREE today!

Fun for the entire family!

10 a.m. – 4 p.mEnoch Pratt Free Library & the Walters present Issun Boshi: A Japanese Folktale 

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Film screenings of Kihachiro Kawamoto’s Bunraku Puppetry

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.–3:00p.m. Baltimore Yoga Village presents Yoga in the Museum

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Shizumi presents Exploring the Arts of Japan

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Chinese Theater Works presents Tiger Tales

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. GRAND FINALE: Washington Toho Koto Society presents Springtime in Japan

Art Projects

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ceramic Vases - Studio A

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Towering Pagodas - Studio B

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Noh Masks - Level 2 Lobby

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hopping Haikus – Sculpture Court

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Paper Vessels- Sculpture Court

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Botanical Drawings - Sculpture Court

Meet Waltee! Keep an eye out for our cuddly lion cub and give him a hug!

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Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: 04/27/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members)! A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called “ikebana.” Works of art in different media from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.

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