December 20, 2007 – Japan’s Adachi Museum of Art, located in Shimane Prefecture, about 2 ½ hours northwest of Okayama (about 4 hours northwest of Osaka), famous for both it’s superb collection of contemporary Japanese painting and its magnificent and expansive gardens, art will be hosting a series of public seminars in the East Coast USA this coming January! The seminars will be held at museums and Botanic Gardens. Most of the seminars are free with host institutions’ regular admission.
The seminar series dates and locations are as follows:
Thursday, January 17: Washington, DC
United States National Arboretum, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 20: Delray Beach, FL
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 23: Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1:00 p.m.
(Additional $13 seminar fee required)
Thursday, January 24, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 6:00 p.m.
The seminar will be 1 ½ hours in length with an introduction by Adachi Museum Deputy Director, Mr. Kiyoharu Mori. This will be followed by a 25 minute DVD describing the Adachi
Museum and Shimane Prefecture, a 10-minute DVD presenting the Adachi Museum Gardens in Four Seasons set to classical music, a 15-minute DVD highlighting how the gardens are maintained, concluding with a half-an hour question and answer session.
The Adachi Museum of Art’s collection is comprised of approximately 1,300 of Japan’s most highly regarded post-Meiji paintings, centering on the work of Yokoyama Taikan. The gardens,
which are actually six combined, total nearly 165,000 square meter. Adachi Zenko, the museum's founder, traveled all across Japan, collecting pine trees and rocks to create the, peaceful, natural-looking landscape. The gardens have been selected as number 1 by the Journal of Japanese Gardening’s Shiosai Project every year from 2003 through 2007.
For more information on the Adachi Museum of Art visit: http://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/e/index.html
. For specific questions about the presentation, please email the Adachi Museum of Art at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about travel to Shimane Prefecture or anywhere else in Japan, contact the Japan National Tourist Organization
(JNTO) at 212-757-5640 or online at www.japantravelinfo.com
The Adachi Museum of Art is a supporting member of the Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO), the tourism promotion board for the country of Japan. JNTO is a key member of the Visit Japan Campaign, a public-private partnership under the Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, with the mission to encourage and promote international travel to Japan and support Japanese travel suppliers. JNTO is the main representative for the Visit Japan Campaign abroad.
Marian Goldberg, Public Relations Manager, JNTO
Tel: 212-757-5641 x16