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When:
October 27th
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Circle Members enjoy unique, special opportunities that allow our members to explore the collections and to engage with the expertise of visiting artists, curators and staff. If you are interested in becoming a circle member, please contact membership@ringling.org

Schedule of Events

Circle Member Exhibition Preview and Dinner
Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture 
Wednesday, Oct 27 @ 6:00-9:00 PM

Join us to preview the exhibition Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture

Since Neolithic times, craftspeople across East Asia have used the sap of the lacquer tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum) to coat and bond together wood, bamboo, textiles, and ceramics to make articles for daily and ritual use. Since the late 1980s, this tradition has been challenged. A small but enterprising circle of lacquer artists have pushed the medium in entirely new and dynamic directions by creating large-scale sculptures, artworks that are both conceptually innovative and superbly exploitive of lacquer’s natural virtues. 

This event is by invitation only. $175.00 per person. This event is by invitation only. RSVP information will be available at a later date.

Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture was organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC

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