Kogei: The Art of Japanese Craft
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 – Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019
02:30 PM – 03:30 PM
Presented by Bradley Bailey, the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Curator of Asian Art
Kogei, often translated as “craft,” refers to objects of the highest technical sophistication, and it is one of the finest Japanese artistic traditions.
Encompassing metalwork, enamels, wood and ivory carving, lacquer, ceramics, and many other materials, kogei sometimes take the form of small, even functional objects, such as incense burners and tea caddies. As is the tradition, they are meant to be admired and prized as masterpieces and works of art.
This talk explores both the history and contemporary practice of kogei.
Drop in! Admission is free.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet in the American General Conference Room on the mezzanine level of the Beck Building.
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Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- MFAH Members FREE
- Adults $15
- Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
- Military (with ID) $10
- College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
- Youth (13–18) $7.50
- Children (12 & younger) FREE
- Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
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Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
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