Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Adelphi University
Angello Alumni House
154 Cambridge Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
Tagged: Office of Alumni Relations, Department of Art and Art History

Japanese Bamboo Art, The Abbey Collection- Gathering and Tour


Join alumni, friends, and art lovers of all ages for a day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Enjoy a continental breakfast in the Angello Alumni House on the Garden City Campus. After breakfast, sit back and enjoy a bus ride to NYC where we will tour Class of 1959 alumna, Diane Abbey’s, Japanese Bamboo Art Collection with Professor and Met lecturer, Pamela Koehler, M.A. ’02. 

Lunch will be on your own. A few possible choices available inside the Met include The Petrie Court Cafe, The American Wing Cafe, or The Cafeteria

We will depart the museum at approximately, 4:00 p.m. 

Price: $30 per person (includes breakfast, admission to museum and transportation)

Sorry, reservations are non-refundable.

RSVP before January 8, 2018 to the Office of Alumni Relations at 516.877.3470.

Exhibition Overview

Featuring works of Japanese bamboo art dating from the late 19th century to the present—the period when basketry in Japan became recognized as an art form that transcends “craft”—this loan exhibition showcases more than 80 bamboo baskets and sculptures created by accomplished artists, including all six masters who have received the designation “Living National Treasure.” Highlighting key stages in the modern history of Japanese bamboo art, the exhibition is drawn from the Abbey Collection, one of the finest private collections of Japanese baskets and bamboo sculpture; most of the works have never before been presented in public.

More than 70 of these remarkable objects—promised gifts to The Met from long-time New York residents Diane and Arthur Abbey—will become part of the Museum’s collection, bringing added depth to its already incomparable holdings in Asian art and allowing the Museum to tell the modern history of Japanese basketry from the 1880s through the present. Complementing the bamboo works from the Abbey Collection is a lavish selection of hanging scroll and screen paintings and decorative arts, all from The Met’s holdings, that explores the bamboo motif along with related themes such as ikebana (flower arranging) and the tea ceremony.





For more information or to RSVP, please contact:

Office of Alumni Relations
Nexus Building, 2nd Floor
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