‘Craft Across Continents’ Opening Celebration
December 9, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Mint Museum Uptown
Enjoy free museum admission and activated spaces for the public opening of the exhibition Craft Across Continents — Contemporary Japanese and Western Objects: The Lassiter/Ferraro Collection.
Noon-1 PM: Coffee, tea, and cookie bar in Queen’s Room Level 5.
1–2 PM: Japanese art expert Joe Earle will show how practice-based considerations of material and technique have interacted with local traditions and global movements to produce one of the world’s most dynamic craft ecosystems. The leaders of today’s Japanese craft scene come from varied backgrounds including hands-on training in time-honored centers of the ceramic and bamboo industries, education in multidisciplinary art colleges, or long periods of residence abroad.
2:15–3 PM and 3:30–4:15 PM: Join in an in-gallery conversation with Annie Carlano, senior curator of Craft + Design and Fashion at The Mint Museum, and collectors Lorne Lassiter and Gary Ferraro. Brand Gallery Level 4. Please RSVP as space is limited.