Go to our Plan Your Visit page for maps and directions to event locations listed below.
Thursday — January 23, twin opening receptions for THEATER OF BELIEF: Afro-Atlantic costuming and masking in large-format color photographs by Phyllis Galembo
This exhibition includes two components: Kings, Chiefs, and Women of Power will open 4-6pm at the Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery in the Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center at Meredith College. Then, Calling the Spirits: African Ritual and Masquerade opens 6-8pm at NC State's African American Cultural Center Gallery, 2nd Floor, Witherspoon Student Center.
Thursday — February 6, 6-8pm Opening reception for REMNANTS OF THE FLOATING WORLD: Japanese Art from the Permanent Collection, at the historic Chancellor's Residence, 1903 Hillsborough St, Raleigh. Kimonos, textiles, ceramics, and 19th century woodblock images of feudal Japan's leisure and entertainment districts.
Wednesday — February 12, 7pm Keynote lecture, "A Woman's Journey through Masquerade and Ritual in Africa and the Americas," by photographer Phyllis Galembo, at Jones Auditorium, Meredith College.
Thursday — February 13, 6pm Panel discussion with Phyllis Galembo and other photographers and scholars, moderated by Dr. Shelia Smith McKoy at the African American Cultural Center, room 356 Witherspoon Student Center, NC State campus.
Wednesday — February 26, 12-1pm Japanese anime film Garden of Words screens at Erdahl Cloyd Auditorium, DH Hill Library. In this stunningly beautiful animation, a high school student skips school in favor of sketching in a rainy garden, only to encounter a mysterious older girl who seems adrift in the world. Between calms in the storm, what will blossom between them? A 2013 release by Makoto Shinkai.
Wednesday — March 5, 12-1:30pm Film Utamaro and his Five Women, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, screens at the historic Chancellor's Residence, 1903 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh. A samurai sees a painting by Utamaro that challenges the official style. Enraged, he tracks the artist to a brothel and challenges him to a duel. Utamaro counterchallenges with a different kind of duel—a contest of painting. Made in 1946, during the Allied occupation of Japan.
Wednesday — March 19, 7pm, at the NCSU Crafts Center (lower level Thompson Hall, 210 Jensen Drive, Raleigh), Tokyo native Hiroshi Sueyoshi discusses the influence of Japanese aesthetics on his sculptural ceramics, which are in major art collections throughout the world. A resident of NC since 1973, Sueyoshi was designated a North Carolina Living Treasure in 2006. Co-sponsored with the Crafts Center.
*Details of the special pottery-making workshop at the Crafts Center in conjunction with the REMNANTS OF THE FLOATING WORLD exhibition are currently being finalized. Please check back soon!
Thursday — April 3, 6pm Triangle Taiko Japanese drumming performance, front lawn of the historic Chancellor's Residence, 1903 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh. In ancient Japan the thrilling rhythm of Taiko drums were heard in rituals, festivals and on the battlefield to encourage bravery and signal attacks.
Thursday — April 10, 6pm Tea Ceremony performed by Sarah P. Duke Gardens Tea Ceremony group. Gardens behind the historic Chancellor's Residence, 1903 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh. The Way of Tea is a "transformative practice" central to the spiritual life of Japan.
May 17, 9am – 4pm & May 18, 1 – 5pm "Tradition on Tradition" is a textile workshop with artist Susan Oliver Fennell, hosted by Pullen Arts Center. Referencing imagery from the REMNANTS OF THE FLOATING WORLD exhibition, participants will create patterning on cloth with a traditional form of Japanese textile craft, shiborizome, using stitch resist and indigo dyeing. Call 919-996-6126 or email email@example.com to sign up.