The members’ opening for Literati Modern: Bunjinga From Late-Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan went off beautifully. The Academy tried something new, starting the event at 5pm with a brief tour led by exhibition curator Michiyo Morioka. It was a hit, people flowed through the Luce Pavilion into the gallery to hear Michiyo speak so eloquently about these amazing paintings that take you on mental journeys.
Friends of Terry’s flew to Honolulu for the debut of his collection at the Academy. In attendance were Asian-art history luminaries such as William Rathbun (pictured above right, he’s on the left next to Terry’s partner Steven Shanaman), the former curator of Asian art at the Seattle Museum of Art and an early mentor of Terry’s.