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Japanese Art Deco and the Global Aesthetic

Sunday May 10, 2015

2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459

Phone: 243-7255
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Albuquerque International Association

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A talk by Andrew Connors, curator of art at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History.

Are you looking for an unconventional way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Come to the Albuquerque Museum to enjoy an afternoon of art and music.  Andrew Connors, the Curator of Art and a brilliant speaker, will take you on a unique tour of Japanese Art Deco, accompanied by vintage recordings of Japanese jazz and big-band music. He will explore a variety of exquisite artworks that convey the complex social and cultural tensions in Japan during the Taisho and early Showa periods (1912-1945). During this period, artists and their patrons created a Japanese design style that signaled both the nation’s unique history and its global awareness.  Japanese design will be compared with the international Art Deco style which influenced architecture, interior and industrial design, fashion and jewelry as well as the visual arts.  

Cost: $15/AIA Members, $20/Non-Members; Students (under 26) with ID – Free.
Special price for Moms: $10

Payment: On-line with credit card at or at the door (cash and check only). You can also mail a check to arrive by May 8. Please address checks to AIA and mail to AIA, PO Box 92995, Albuquerque, NM 87199. 

See also: Culture Shock

East meets Deco

Japanese cloche hat
images courtesy Andrew Connors

Change up your Mother’s Day traditions this year with the swinging sounds of vintage Japanese big-band and jazz while expert Andrew Connors presents “Japanese Art Deco and the Global Aesthetic.” Connors, curator of art at the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain NW), dishes on the way Art Deco’s distinct use of symmetry, geometry and modernism throughout the world found expression in Japan 1912-1945, a time of high-stakes political change. Take this chance to explore Japanese Art Deco design in the context of the style’s enormous worldwide influence on everything from architecture to jewelry. Moms pay just $10, while students under 26 are free with ID. It’s $15 for Albuquerque International Association members and $20 for everyone else—but register soon, since space is limited. The talk runs 3 to 5pm; for more info, check out (Lisa Barrow)

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