October – December 2013
In partnership with Kokusai Tosogu Kai (KTK ), an international non-profit group devoted to the study, research and publication of accouterments of the Japanese Samurai Sword, the Crow Collection welcomes collectors of Japanese Arms from across the world for an afternoon discussion in the galleries.
2 PM | Japan under the Shogun: Edo and the Tokugawa
2:30 PM | Japanese Swords: the Soul of the Samurai
3 PM | Jewelry of the Samurai: Precious Implements of the Sword
3:30 PM | Thrill of the Find: What You Need to Know Before You Collect
Admonition in the Garden: Chinese Scholar-Artists in Retreat
Karin Oen, PhD
In China, scholar-artists have a complex relationship with nature, which served both as inspiration and as a refuge for retreat from an unfriendly political climate. This talk investigates the intersections of art, landscape, and critical dissent in the work of artists from the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties.
These lectures, part of a continuing series, introduce the permanent collection and selected exhibitions on view at the Kimbell Art Museum and provide background on the traditions underlying the major schools of art. The talk is free, no reservations, but seating is limited.
The Japan America Society celebrates the full autumn moon each year with an outdoor picnic, Japanese music, and haiku poetry. Although not commonly observed in modern-day Japan, the moon viewing tradition dates back to the Heian Period (794–A.D. 1185), when the evening was marked with poetry and music by court aristocrats. The celebration later spread to warriors, townspeople, and farmers, and became a harvest festival.
Bring a picnic supper, beverage, and something to sit on as no food or drink will be sold at the event or pre-order an Obento from Mr. Sushi for $18 when purchasing your celebration tickets. Alcohol is not allowed at Winfrey Point, a City of Dallas park facility. For more information, visit jasdfw.org.
Picnic | 6:30 – 7:30
Cultural Activities | 6:30 – 8:30
Program | 7:30 – 9:30
- Shodo: Japanese calligraphy instruction
- Ikebana: Japanese flower arrangements
- Tsukimi Dango: Sample rice dumplings and Japanese tea
- Stan Richardson performing seasonal music on the shakuhachi (bamboo flute)
- Kaguya Hime: Folktale read by Elaine Browning
- Texas Astronomical Society: Telescopes for close-up moon views
- Chris Gale performing on the ocarina
- The art of Haiku by Michael Moore: Write and read your own haiku
EnLIGHTen yourself at the Crow Collection as you light up your night at Aurora 2013. Learn about different traditions that light up the night all across Asia, and create your own lantern and candleholders to take home with you. Have your photo taken with Buddha, which means “enlightened one,” a show-stopping 18-foot-tall red sculpture newly installed on Flora Street as part of the Crow Collection Sculpture Garden. Then, venture out into the nation’s largest Arts District to take in Aurora, a free contemporary art event that presents interactive new media artworks for one evening only. Share your Crow Collection After Dark experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #CrowAfterDark
For more information on Aurora visit dallasaurora.com.
Get up close and personal with this sly stone using the exhibition Jade, or Not Jade? That Is the Question. See if you can tell the difference between jadeite, nephrite, and other stones through flashlight tours and touch tables. Learn the history of this coveted stone, and create your very own “jade” jewelry to take home with you. To finish out the night, enjoy samples of Asian beers before rockin’ karaoke! Share your experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #CrowAfterDark
Take inspiration from the works in The Jerry Lee Musslewhite Collection of Korean Art exhibition and learn about Korean arts and culture. Create your own take home clay creation with help from Quiggly’s Clayhouse, watch a traditional Korean Fan Dance, and expand your palate with a variety of Korean food samples.