Ikebana is practiced today in places beyond Japan’s borders. In fact, the Asian Art Museum has a Flower Committee comprising a group of dedicated volunteers—practicing the Sogetsu style of ikebana—who create the dynamic floral arrangements that you see throughout the museum every week. This video features a day in the life of one of the committee teams (featuring Naoko Fujimura and Ricardo Ramirez) as it brings the ancient art of ikebana to the twenty-first century.
Satisfy your appetite for art and culture. In this series, food-world luminaries serve up connections between art, culture and edible traditions. Presenters are passionate gourmands who infuse classic cooking with innovative twists. All will illuminate connections between their culinary philosophy and the Asian Art Museum's collection, exploring ways culture is shared through food, just as it is through art. For more info: http://www.asianart.org/regular/tasting-menu
The Asian Art Museum and California College of the Arts present lectures by leading figures shaping architecture today. Through this collaboration, the series hosts a combination of distinguished architects from Asia as well as North American practitioners active in Asia to provide a common framework for deepening knowledge of and interest in contemporary Asian architecture.