Art of Seating visits Louisiana museum

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Louisiana State University’s Museum of Art in Baton Rouge presents the traveling exhibition, “The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design”, through on June 6.

It features 43 chairs from a private collection, dating from the mid-1800s to the studio movement, patent drawings, documented upholstery, artist renderings and multimedia presentations.

Selections include furniture by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, the Herter Brothers, the Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, Frank Gehry, and more.

Scenes from “The Art of Seating” exhibit at LSU’s Museum of Art in Baton Rouge; a wide-blade rip saw from the Japan Society of New York’s exhibit.

Scenes from “The Art of Seating” exhibit at LSU’s Museum of Art in Baton Rouge; a wide-blade rip saw from the Japan Society of New York’s exhibit.

The exhibition also features contemporary and historic designs by Knoll, Herman Miller, Steelcase and other manufacturers.

The exhibition was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Fla., in collaboration with the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation and is toured by International Arts & Artists in Washington.

For more, visit www.lsumoa.org

Tools from Japan

The Japan Society of New York presents “When Practice Becomes Form: Carpentry Tools from Japan” through July 11.

Organized in collaboration with the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum in Kobe, Japan, it celebrates the resilient spirit of Japanese architecture and craftsmanship through woodworking tools, architectural patterns, and models.

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“Japan Society has been a home of cultural exchange, and a meeting place of past and present. In this exhibition, traditional Japanese craftsmanship is revealed in a new light by the design of contemporary architect Sou Fujimoto, and it becomes a precious educational opportunity to learn from this history,” says gallery director Yukie Kamiya.

For more, visit www.japansociety.org

This article was originally published in the May 2021 issue.

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