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Woodworking Lecture with Mira Nakashima

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

$25 – $60
Mira Nakashima

Mira NakashimaJoin us for an enriching lecture with Mira Nakashima as she talks about her journey into the world of woodworking. Explore the legacy of her father, renowned woodworker George Nakashima, as she shares glimpses into his early life, marriage, and their experiences during internment in Minidoka during World War II. From architectural projects to furniture designs, Mira will lead us on a journey through her family’s renowned studio, highlighting her own journey from Harvard graduate, to full-time assistant to her father until his passing in 1990, when she became the President and Creative Director. Delve into the rich history of Nakashima’s craftsmanship, celebrated by its inclusion on the Pennsylvania Historic Register, National Historic Register, and the World Monuments Fund list. Join us as we celebrate this legacy of unparalleled dedication to woodworking and design, ensuring its preservation for generations, alongside the largest publicly accessible collection of Nakashima furnishings held at Andersen Horticultural Library.

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: Woodworking Lecture with Mira Nakashima
When: Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m.-12:30 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 13
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$25 – $60
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, MacMillan Auditorium
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, 55318 United States
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