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Past Exhibition

George Nakashima

Nature, Form & Spirit

About this Exhibition

The exhibition George Nakashima: Nature, Form and Spirit outlines the historical, artistic and spiritual influences that ultimately manifested themselves in Nakashima’s exquisite furniture. Seen in the 50 pieces on display are his reverence for nature as embodied in his benches, tables, cabinets and chairs. Nakashima’s life history—born in Spokane, the son of immigrants, formally educated as an architect, unconstitutionally incarcerated with his family during World War II, and finally relocated to New Hope, Pennsylvania, to open his studio—clearly influenced his philosophy of art, life, and design. Nakashima was able to pass his sensibilities to his daughter Mira, who runs the George Nakashima Studios today.

About this Exhibition

September 01, 2004 - January 02, 2005

Japanese American National Museum

About this Exhibition

The exhibition George Nakashima: Nature, Form and Spirit outlines the historical, artistic and spiritual influences that ultimately manifested themselves in Nakashima’s exquisite furniture. Seen in the 50 pieces on display are his reverence for nature as embodied in his benches, tables, cabinets and chairs. Nakashima’s life history—born in Spokane, the son of immigrants, formally educated as an architect, unconstitutionally incarcerated with his family during World War II, and finally relocated to New Hope, Pennsylvania, to open his studio—clearly influenced his philosophy of art, life, and design. Nakashima was able to pass his sensibilities to his daughter Mira, who runs the George Nakashima Studios today.

About this Exhibition

September 01, 2004 - January 02, 2005

Japanese American National Museum

About this Exhibition

The exhibition George Nakashima: Nature, Form and Spirit outlines the historical, artistic and spiritual influences that ultimately manifested themselves in Nakashima’s exquisite furniture. Seen in the 50 pieces on display are his reverence for nature as embodied in his benches, tables, cabinets and chairs. Nakashima’s life history—born in Spokane, the son of immigrants, formally educated as an architect, unconstitutionally incarcerated with his family during World War II, and finally relocated to New Hope, Pennsylvania, to open his studio—clearly influenced his philosophy of art, life, and design. Nakashima was able to pass his sensibilities to his daughter Mira, who runs the George Nakashima Studios today.

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