2013 / Cancelled / Huntington Library’s Garden Lecture Series “Ikebana and Contemporary Art” on Feb 19

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Sogetsu Los Angeles, installation at the Japanese American National Museum (2008). Photo by Joshua White

The Huntington Library Chinese and Japanese Garden Lecture Series “Ikebana and Contemporary Art” on Feb 19 is cancelled.


Karin Higa, former senior curator of art at the Japanese American National Museum, will lecture about “Ikebana and Contemporary Art” on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 pm at the Huntington Library, Friends’ Hall. Free and open to the public. No reservation required.

Ikebana, the art of flower arrangement, has been a part of Japanese culture for centuries and continues today as a vibrant form of art. Karin Higa presents a history of ikebana with a special emphasis on the Sogetsu school of ikebana and its relationship to contemporary art.

“Ikebana and Contemporary Art” is a part of the Huntington Library’s East Asian Garden Lecture Series. This lecture series is made possible by the Justin Vajna Memorial Fund for Educational Programs in the Chinese Garden, The Langham Huntington Hotel, and the USC Emeriti Center’s Noboru Inamoto Endowment and Lilia Li Charitable Trust.