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‘George Nakashima, Woodworker’ film screening with John Nakashima

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$15 – $50
young George Nakashima in his workshop

young George Nakashima in his workshopGeorge Nakashima came to his creative work after a long spiritual journey to discover meaning for his life. It took him around the world for several years during the Great Depression. He even found opportunity through the confinement of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor. Rather than focusing on his craft, this documentary delves deeply into his unique collection of esoteric experiences. It shows how they brought him to originate a new way to honor great trees and make creation a spiritual act. His great love for “imperfect” natural wood and his inspired works made him a seminal woodworker, widely admired and influential to this day.

Presented by the Andersen Horticultural Library and the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library.

The Andersen Horticultural Library is home to the largest publicly accessible collection of George and Mira Nakashima furniture. In celebration of its 50th year, the Library is hosting a weekend of special events surrounding the stunning collection of Nakashima furniture including a film screening of “George Nakashima, Woodworker,” by his nephew John Nakashima, and a special lecture by Mira Nakashima, daughter of George and Creative Director of Nakashima Woodworkers.
Nakashima furniture in the reading room of Andersen Horticultural Library

Event details

What: “George Nakashima, Woodworker” film screening with John Nakashima
When: Friday, July 12, 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, MacMillan Auditorium
Tickets: Guests must purchase tickets online to attend this event at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, Minnesota.


July 12
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$15 – $50
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, MacMillan Auditorium
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, 55318 United States
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