Lunch and Lecture: Stones and the Idea of the Garden in JapanSaturday, November 3 | 11 am
11 am, East Building | Museum Auditorium
$25 Members (per session)
$30 Nonmembers (per session)
These seminars begin with a lecture by curators or other experts, and the discussion continues over a lunch catered by Iris, the Museum Restaurant. Register at www.ncartmuseum.org/tickets or call the Museum Box Office, (919) 715-5923. Registration and payment for the combined program required by 4 pm on the Wednesday before the event.
This lecture by Norris Brock Johnson, professor emeritus in anthropology at UNC–Chapel Hill, highlights nature as a means of reflecting on impermanence and fragility, merging a discussion of Ledelle Moe's organic sculptures resembling natural rock and Johnson’s study of traditional Japanese temple gardens. Johnson addresses the importance of stones in Shinto and Buddhism and in Moe's works in the Museum Park—all of which encourage the viewer to meditate on stones as the root of garden design. Book signing of Tenryu-ji: Life and Spirit of a Kyoto Garden follows during lunch.
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November 3, 2012