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“Glass Virtuoso” Rui Sasaki’s New Exhibition to Debut at Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden is delighted to share that its first new art exhibition of 2023, starting March 18, will feature the work of Japan Institute’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence, Rui Sasaki. Hailed as a “glass virtuoso” by The New York Times, Sasaki made two separate journeys east from her native Japan to collect plant life from Portland Japanese Garden to create a site-specific experience.

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Portland Japanese Garden to Transform Its Landscape with Large Ceramic Statues by Internationally Acclaimed Artist Jun Kaneko

Portland Japanese Garden is delighted to share that its final art exhibition of 2022, Garden of Resonance, will feature the work of internationally acclaimed artist Jun Kaneko (b. 1942). Kaneko, winner of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center, has made major contributions to the field of sculptural art on a global scale, exploring the relationships between art, nature, and people with their bold scale and placement.

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Portland Japanese Garden & Portland Art Museum to Co-Present Lecture Exploring How Gardens are Living Museums

Portland Japanese Garden and Portland Art Museum are co-presenting a lecture by Richard Deverell, Director of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London), titled “Kew as a Global Living Museum: Gardens as a Metaphor for Change, Creativity, and Community-Building.” This event will take place on Sunday, July 31 at 1:30pm PDT in the Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum.