Young Professionals Network: A Golden Evening

November 29, 2017
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Wednesday, November 29, 7:30–10 PM

Join us for an elegant after-hours young professionals event celebrating our current exhibition, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise. This Golden Evening draws inspiration from Japan’s encounter with European opulence. Enjoy a night of live music, drinks and desserts, and atmospheric gallery tours.

  • Toast with some wine, beer, or sake (courtesy of Joto Sake) and cheers to Japan Society’s 110th Anniversary and newly renovated foyer
  • Capture the evening with friends in the photo booth
  • Stroll through the Gallery or join one of the guided tours
  • Enter the prize drawing to win gifts for yourself or others

TICKETS (21+ only; includes 1 drink ticket):

  • Pre-sale (until November 28th) – $20 for Japan Society members / $25 for non-members
  • At Door – $25 for Japan Society members / $30 for non-members


Check the Society’s Corporate Member list (PDF) to take advantage of the membership discount.


About Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise:

This fall, explore one of the earliest, and largely unknown, encounters between Japan and the West in the 16th century, as seen through the eyes of artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. In celebration of Japan Society’s 110th anniversary, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise charts the story of four Japanese boys, who were swept up in the tide of religion, commerce and politics during the first Global Age and sent to the princely and papal courts of Europe. Journey in their footsteps through Sugimoto’s new monumental photographs of the sites they visited, and navigate the germination of cultural exchange between East and West with classical masterpieces of visually hybrid (nanban) art from Japanese and American collections.

Learn more about this exhibition and related programs.

Saxophonist Sam Taylor is an active member of the New York City jazz community, performing at numerous venues including The National Arts Club, Cornelia Street Café, Webster Hall, Fat Cat and many others. Taylor has premiered his compositions with famed trumpeter Jon Faddis, and was invited to play for saxophone legend James Moody’s 80th birthday celebration. The saxophonist was also featured at The Nigunim Music Festival of New Jewish Music, and toured Europe as a guest soloist with The Noord-Nederlands Conservatorium Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. Taylor’s debut recording, My Future Just Passed, (released on Cellar Live, August 2015) was hailed by the Toronto Music Report as a "remarkable release", with All About Jazz describing Taylor’s playing as "wise beyond his years". Along The Way, ​Taylor’s second album, will be released on Cellar Live November 5, 2017, featuring saxophone legend, Larry McKenna.
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  • 7:30 pm