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Celebrating the Next Generation of Japanese Bamboo Artists was a reception and brief exhibition held in the North Court of the Asian Art Museum from February 15–March 18, 2007, in conjunction with the Masters of Bamboo exhibition. This display in North Court featured one basket each from ten artists considered to be a part of the next generation of leading bamboo artists. Most important were the artists themselves, who were present at the event.

"Mentors understand and protect the tradition. The next generation, represented in this exhibition, seeks to bend, if not break, that tradition. These opposing aims create a wonderful dynamic that can be seen in Japanese society as a whole and here in the microcosm of bamboo basket development."

from remarks by Lloyd E. Cotsen

This program was generously supported by the Lloyd E. Cotsen Endowment for the study of Japanese bamboo arts.

Click here to go to Master of Bamboo: Japanese Baskets and Sculpture in the Cotsen Collection
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