Japan Society Arts & Culture Gala Benefit

April 6, 2005
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Wednesday, April 6

This event is sponsored by

Celebrating achievements in the arts, with presentation of awards to the following artists:

American Innovator
Robert Wilson, acclaimed American artist and theater director
Presented by Jessye Norman

Rising Star
Takashi Murakami
, leading Japanese Neo-Pop artist
Presented by Alexandra Munroe and Tom Eccles

Lifetime Achievement
Yoko Ono, world-renowned artist, filmmaker, musician and performer
Presented by Jann Wenner

With performance by Eucademix – Yuka Honda with Sean Lennon, Harper Simon and Mark Feldman.

Honorary Chair
His Excellency Hiroyasu Ando, Ambassador & Consul General of Japan in New York

Honorary Committee

Toshiko Akiyoshi
Matthew Barney
Cai Guo-Qiang
Eiko & Koma
Sean Lennon
Misao and Fumihiko Maki
Tomoko and Kurt Masur
Mary McFadden
Amon Miyamoto
Mariko Mori
Yoshitomo Nara
Mansaku Nomura
Stephen Sondheim
Doug and Mike Starn
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Kumi and Yoshio Taniguchi
Julie Taymor
John Weidman
Yosuke Yamashita
John Zorn

6 pm 
Private Exhibition Preview of Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture at the Japan Society

8 pm 
Dinner with Awards Presentation and Entertainment at the United Nations Delegates’ Dining Room

Individual tickets are $1,000 and $500.
Tables range from $25,000 to $5,000.  

For a detailed description of ticket and table prices and the corresponding benefits, click here. (PDF format) 

To purchase tables or tickets, click here for the registration form and return to the Japan Society (instructions on the form). (PDF format)

For additional information, please contact the Special Events Office at (212) 715-1219 or [email protected].

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2005
  • 6:00 pm