Gamble House in Pasadena exhibition “Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery,” through Dec. 2

Forwarded for the Gamble House

The exhibition is now extended through Dec. 2.

The Gamble House, Pasadena
Special Exhibition
4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103

Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery
September 27, 2018-November 4, 2018, extended until Dec. 2, 2018

Curator’s Tours of the Shiguchi Exhibition
Sunday, November 18, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
at The Gamble House

Join Curator, Jennifer Trotoux, for a 2 hour an in-depth tour of Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery. This 2 hour tour is limited to a group of 10.

For more information or to purchase by phone, call ACME Ticketing at (844) 325-0812.

Jennifer Trotoux has served as the Curator of the Gamble House since the fall of 2017. She has spent her career in historic preservation consulting and architectural history with two prominent California firms since 1995 and taught architectural history at Woodbury University.

A native of Pasadena, Jennifer studied art history and architectural history at Scripps College in Claremont, where she earned her B. A., and at the University of Chicago at the graduate level; in 2016 she completed the Attingham Summer School for the study of English country houses and their collections.

Jennifer joined the Gamble House staff after many years of volunteer involvement as a docent, as the editor of the Friends of the Gamble House quarterly publication, and in leadership positions on the Friends of the Gamble House board.

Shiguchi Happy Hour
Friday, November 2, 9, 16, 30
at the Gamble House

Join us for Shiguchi Happy Hour. Visit us from 4:00pm-6:00pm on select Fridays in November and explore the exhibition at your own pace during this open house style event.

Two Shiguchi related documentaries Minka (10 mins., Yoshihiro Takishita) and Minka: A Japanese Farmhouse (15 mins., Birdling Films) will be shown on rotation during the evening.

Guests are invited to present their ticket at the reception area on the rear terrace for a complimentary glass of wine or sparkling water.

  • Guests will receive a printed exhibition guide upon arrival.
  • These are not docent-led tours, all Shiguchi Happy Hour events are self-guided.
  • Admission tickets must be turned in at the reception area to receive a complimentary beverage.
  • One beverage per ticketed guest.
  • No food or drinks are permitted inside the house.

Shiguchi Happy Hour
Click links below for tickets:  $7 per person
November 2  |  November 9
November 16  |  November 30

Sake Tasting
Sunday, November 4, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
at The Gamble House

Sake, or rice wine, was first consumed in Japan over 2,000 years ago, centuries before the introduction of tea to the islands.

The drink was first used in religious rituals to honor the gods, but gradually it came to play a more important role in the secular lives of the Japanese and, for centuries it has been enjoyed, both hot and cold, by all levels of Japanese society.

Meher McArthur, specialist in the art and culture of East Asia, will present a brief slide lecture discussing the cultural history of sake, the various art forms that have evolved around the drink, its production methods and the correct ways to drink it.

She will conclude by leading a sampling of several different kinds of sake, and will explain the major types of sake available in the US – and how to enjoy them.

Sake Tasting
$35 members
$45 non-members
Advance ticketing required.


Curator’s Tour: Sunday, October 14 and November 4, 10:00 am-12:00 pm,
$20 per person

Woodworker’s Tours:: Sunday, October 7 and October 21, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, $80 per person

Panel Discussion and Self-Paced Tour: Saturday, September 29, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, $10 FoGH members, $20 non-members

Lecture: The Art of Shiguchi: Sunday, September 30, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm,
$30, FoGH members, $40 non-members

Sake Tasting: Sunday, November 4, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, $25 FoGH members, $35 non-members

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