Baldwin/NOW

National Medal of Arts winner Ping Chong juxtaposed the forceful words of James Baldwin from a 1968 speech with contemporary images of racist violence and killings of African American boys and men in Baldwin/NOW for February Dance 2016.

Photo by Natalie Fiol.

Dressing in a Kimono

To fulfill its mission to educate the public and celebrate traditional aesthetics, Japan House regularly invites experts such as Toshie Hasada from the Hakubi Kyoto Kimono School to share their expertise.

The Boys in the Band

Stage manager and alumnus Morgan Holbrook hit another peak in his successful Broadway career in 2019, when The Boys in the Band—starring Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and Andrew Rannells—nabbed the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. His many credits include The Ferryman with Dean Ashton and Paddy Considine, Six Degrees of Separation featuring Alison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey, and The Cherry Orchard with leads Diane Lane and Joel Grey.

Buddists Pray at Matsuri

To commemorate the end of summer, Japan House hosts Matsuri, where arts like taiko drumming, calligraphy, judo, and origami can be enjoyed alongside Asian food favorites, music, cosplay, ceremonies, and displays of traditional clothing and tea sets.

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