Film, Edo Avant Garde: Special Live Discussion w/ Director & Japanese Art Expert

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Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual event
Category: Special Event

The Freer House and the Detroit Institute of Arts present...

Edo Avant Garde: Online Film Viewing and Special Live Discussion

Free Online Film Viewing, May 13-23, 2021

Special Live Discussion, May 20, 6:30pm, 2021

Called, "mesmerizing," "captivating," "achingly beautiful," and "exquisite," the new documentary film, Edo Avant Garde, by Linda Hoaglund, will be shown on-demand, May 13-23, free, for Freer House members and the public. The film reveals the story of how Japan invented modern art and highlights Charles Lang Freer's role as a pioneering collector of Edo era Japanese art. A special live discussion with the film's director and a Japanese art expert will take place on May 20. The program is co-sponsored with the DIA.

Watch the intriguing trailer at

To learn more and register for the film viewing and Q&A, visit the Freer House Events website page at

Built by industrialist and art collector, Charles Lang Freer, in 1892; the Freer House is a masterpiece of American shingle-style architecture and the birthplace of the Freer Gallery of Art (NMAA, Smithsonian) in Washington D.C. As an early champion of American, Asian, and Middle Eastern art, Freer's legacy of multi-culturalism is celebrated in the house's mission and programming today. These bonds to our nation's capital and much of the world make the Freer House an ambassador of Detroit's unique cultural heritage.

May 2021