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‘The Science and Colours of Human Expression’



・Event date and time: Saturday, June 8th - 2:00PM-4:00PM

・Location:Sato Sakura Gallery - 501 West 20th Street New York, NY10011

Sato Sakura Gallery is very proud to partner with ‘The Making and Knowing Project’ of Columbia University to present a compelling look into the intersection of human expression in art and our understanding of the natural world.

Knowledge of natural materials has been essential to methods of artistic expression since early human history, and it continues to inform artistic practice to this day.

As a gallery specializing in Japanese Nihonga - a painting method largely defined by its use of paint derived from natural minerals - we believe that by deepening our knowledge of the way in which artists both create and use natural materials to craft beautiful works, we can forever transform our appreciation and understanding of art.

Along with presentations by both Sato Sakura and Columbia University, a hands-on demonstration will also provide rich insight into the physical and aesthetic properties of mineral colour pigments.

Following the talk we will be presenting fine Japanese tea and tea treats. This free event is open to the public.

This event is sponsored by Sato Sakura Gallery and was made possible by the generous support of ‘The Making and Knowing Project,’ an initiative within The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University.

Earlier Event: April 20
Nihonga Workshop April. 20th
Later Event: July 11
'Summer Gems'