Invite a Friend to Attend: (Virtual) Friends 101

Mark your calendars for October 20 as the Friends kick off our membership year with a (virtual) program highlighting the 2020-21 Friends year with special guest curator Andreas Marks.

Dawn over Lake Kawaguchi, 1981-1986
Hagiwara Hideo
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
GIFT OF GORDON BRODFUEHRE  2019.138.5

Attend with a friend! The Friends membership drive has begun and to kick off the year, we ask current Friends to invite future Friends to learn about and join Mia’s oldest volunteer organization at Friends 101 on Tuesday, October 20 at 10AM via Zoom!

Our potential Friends members will be welcomed by President Maria Eggemeyer and Membership co-chairs. There will be an overview of Art in Bloom 2021, and the upcoming Centennial celebration will be shared by Barbara Proeschel and Pam Friedland.

Finally, Dr. Andreas Marks, the Mary Griggs Burke Curator and Head of the Japanese and Korean Art Department and Director of the Clark Center for Japanese Art, will give a 20 minute presentation on Abstract Prints by Hagiwara Hideo. Hideo, whose works are the feature of a current exhibition in Galleries 226, 227 and 237, was originally a painter trained in oil, but after an illness, turned to printmaking. 

The Mia retrospective showcases Hideo’s enormous versatility just as Friends 101 showcases the incredible versatility of talent, resources and fun that the Friends bring to Mia. 

As we approach the Centennial Year of the Friends, renewing and revitalizing the membership base, welcoming new faces, perspectives and talents to this group and growing the membership base is an important goal. Be a Friend and invite a friend!

Those interested in participating can email friends@artsmia.org to sign up. Once registered, they’ll receive a Zoom invite via email to participate in the event.