Getting Closer

If you've been to the Asian Art Museum's other “Proximities” exhibitions, you've already seen how family, culture, and landscape translate to breathtaking artworks. And…

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Wearable Art

The traditional classical musical drama known as Noh has been performed on the polished floors of outdoor pavilions in Japan since the 14th century….

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body work

In the original version of the classic martial arts film The Karate Kid, Daniel LaRusso wins the tournament with a secret technique called the…

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Satoko Fujii: Show Preview

Pianist Satoko Fujii embodies the concept of jazz as an international language like few other contemporary composer-improvisers. Half the musicians in her new quartet,…

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Wolf dreams

Artist Tomoko Konoike's first exhibition at the Wendi Norris Gallery, “Earthshine,” will feature the artist's works in various media: drawing, sculpture, animation, and a…

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Boris: Show Preview

Formed in the early '90s, when guitarist Wata, bassist/guitarist Takeshi, and drummer Atsuo met while attending a Tokyo art school, the Japanese experimentalists in…

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Itinerant Verse

It’s said that Nanao Sakaki made a practice of never sleeping in the same place twice. The Japanese poet worked many jobs, sometimes living…

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