LECTURE—Jeffrey Klotz, “Netsuke: Function and Decoration”

Jeffrey Klotz, Co-Founder of Takara Asian Art, will present a lecture on Japanese netsuke in conjunction with the Great, Strange and Rarely Seen exhibition. Netsuke are a unique, miniature art form that originated in Japan over 300 years ago. The first netsuke were very plain utilitarian objects, used as a functional object to secure a pouch that carried personal items, and have evolved into finely crafted and beautifully decorated works of art. Klotz started avidly collecting netsuke in 1987 and enjoys sharing his experience, knowledge and passion for the art form with fellow enthusiast. He serves as chairman of the New York chapter of the International Netsuke Society. FREE with museum admission.


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