Join us for an exclusive first look at our newest exhibition, Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor, at the Members Opening on Friday, June 27.
The evening will begin at 6 PM with a lecture given by Dr. Andreas Marks, who is the Head of the Japanese and Korean Art Department and Director of the Clark Center at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as well as the curator of the exhibition. Dr. Marks’ lecture, Lethal Beauty: Design Elements in Samurai Suits of Armor, will focus on the design of suits of armor and helmet forms, especially often-found elements like demonic Chinese lions.
Please arrive early to the lecture to ensure your seat. All seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Following the lecture, help us welcome Lethal Beauty to the Museum with an opening night preview party, hosted by the BMA Member’s Board. From 7-9 PM, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, sake tasting, cash bar, and live music by Iron Giant Percussion and Laurie Arizumi.
Plan on attending? Please join our Facebook event and invite your friends!
Dr. Andreas Marks Bio
From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Andreas Marks was the Director and Chief Curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in California. Before coming to the U.S., he was the Managing Director of an international exhibition and fair organizer based in Germany, with branches in California, the U.K., Australia, and China. He holds a Master’s degree in East Asian Art History from the University of Bonn, and a Ph.D. from Leiden University in the Netherlands.