Offsite: Japan Boom, 1954, New York, at Japan Society

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York


In 1954, Japan had an enormous cultural impact on New York City through artists Ruth Asawa, Saburo Hasegawa, Isamu Noguchi, Kenzo Okada, ceramicist/calligrapher Rosanjin, and architect Junzo Yoshimura. Art historians and curators Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer, Doryun Chong, Dakin Hart, and Mark Dean Johnson explore the sensational “Japan Boom” that occurred before the global 1960s.


Tickets include same day, complimentary admission to Japan Society’s exhibition Radicalism in the Wilderness: Japanese Artists in the Global 1960s. Details & tickets


Isamu Noguchi, Big Boy (Ookinako), 1952, Karatsu stoneware. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, A. Conger Goodyear Fund, 20.1955.