The IU Art Museum’s education department and the IU Asian Culture Center presented Kabuki Night in the Galleries on April 18, in the Gallery of the Art of Asia and the Ancient Western World.
Museum graduate assistant Lesley Ham, curator of the Legends of Kabuki installation, discussed the stories behind the Japanese woodblock prints with IU graduate student and Japanese traditional performing artist Monica Ham.
After the performance, Lesley and Monica answered the audience’s questions and lead a group discussion. Many audience members had experience with Kabuki, while others were learning about the Japanese dance-drama for the first time.
Audience members viewed the Japanese woodblock print installation Legends of Kabuki in the second floor gallery after the discussion.
IU Art Museum staff and audience members enjoyed traditional Japanese food and drinks on the second floor of the Thomas T. Solley Atrium to conclude the event.
If you missed this event, be sure to attend Looking for Art in Contemporary China on Saturday, April 21, 2:00-3:00 pm, in Fine Arts 102. Professor Xiaobing Tang, Professor of Comparative Literature and Helmut F. Stern Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, University of Michigan will present a lecture about the different dimensions of art in China. A light reception will follow in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium.