View all Events

Golden Crane Opening Reception: Gion Matsuri

Gion Matsuri: The World’s Oldest Urban Festival will be illustrated by a virtual wall of video monitors in the configuration of Japanese folding screens, which will present the festival procession as the people of Kyoto pull these multi-ton, highly decorated wooden floats through the streets of the city.

Photographs by one of Kyoto’s top photographers will grace the Pavilion and Tanabe Galleries, and the Garden’s celebration will include a troupe of Gion Bayashi festival musicians from Kyoto performing the unique festival sounds that accompany the procession of floats.

5:30pm: Exhibition in the Pavilion and Tanabe Galleries

6:15pm: Authentic Gion Bayashi festival music in the Tateuchi Courtyard by musicians from Kyoto

Followed by a Reception in the Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center. On this evening we will also celebrate Diane Durston’s coming retirement after 12 years as the Arlene Schnitzer Curator of Culture, Art and Education.

Refreshments & light hors d’oeuvres

By invitation to Golden Crane Society Members

Golden Crane preview receptions provide our Golden Crane Society Members  the opportunity to experience each of our Art in the Garden exhibitions prior to their public opening.  At the receptions you will enjoy lite hors d’oeuvres, wine, sake and non-alcoholic beverages while learning more about the works presented from the artists themselves, and/or the exhibition curator. They are also the perfect social opportunity to meet other donors, who are passionate about the Garden and choose to support our mission at the Golden Crane level.

For additional information on the Golden Crane Society, including planned giving to the Golden Crane Legacy Society, please contact Chief Development Officer Tom Cirillo at 503-595-5225 or by email.

Companies interested in receiving the marketing and hospitality benefits of Corporate Golden Crane Society membership can find more information here.