Tapestry in Architecture: Creating Human Spaces

July 10, 2008
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Tapestry in Architecture: Creating Human Spaces is the first in a new series of short, smaller-scale summer shows at Japan Society offering an intimate look at specialized subjects, private collections, nontraditional media and more.

Tapestry in Architecture features work by Mitsuko Asakura, an artist well known for her innovative combination of Japanese traditional dyeing and weaving with the techniques of Western tapestry. Highlighting twelve intricately woven, delicately patterned works designed to complement contemporary public interiors, the exhibition also includes many photos of Asakura’s works in situ, as well as a video essay explaining the arduous process of creating tapestries on an architectural scale. Following its Japan Society premiere, Tapestry in Architecture tours to Cambridge, Mass., Delray Beach, Fla., and Washington, D.C.

The fully illustrated catalogue of this exhibition will be available for order online or available to purchase at the Japan Society Shop.

Summer Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Friday 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
Closed Mondays & major holidays

$5; students & seniors $3; Japan Society members and children under 16 free.

Group tours can be arranged by calling (212) 715-1224.

This exhibition is organized in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS).

This exhibition is supported by The Tokyo Club.

Additional funding is provided by Kajima Corporation, Takenaka Corporation, and Shimizu Corporation.

Exhibitions at Japan Society are also made possible in part by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and the Friends of the Gallery. Installations at Japan Society Gallery are supported by a generous gift from Henry Cornell. Japan Society Gallery catalogue support is generously provided by a grant from The W.L.S. Spencer Foundation.


  • July 10, 2008 – August 14, 2008