WORLD HERITAGE SITES OF JAPAN
An Exhibition of Photographs by Kazuyoshi Miyoshi
Fisher/Wall Gallery, MCPA: May 15 – June 23, open Mon-Fri 11am-5pm
Lea Gallery, University of Findlay: May 8-26, open 8am-8pm every day
Thursday, May 18, 5:30-7:30pm, Fisher Wall Gallery, MCPA
Public is invited to attend
In 1972, the World Heritage Convention was adopted by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) in order to preserve and protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage. Currently, 193 countries support the World Heritage Convention and over 900 locations around the globe have been identified as World Heritage Sites. Japan adopted the World Heritage Convention in 1992, and since that time, 20 cultural and natural sites in Japan have been added to the list of World Heritage Sites.
In celebration of the rich cultural and natural heritage of Japan, the World Heritage Sites of Japan exhibition features the work of photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi. Many of the photographs in the exhibit were included in Mioshi’s book, The World Heritage in Japan, and were purchased by The Japan Foundation in order to promote Japanese culture. Thanks to the generous support of the Japan Foundation, Miyoshi’s photographs of Japan’s World Heritage Sites have been exhibited in many locations throughout the world.
This exhibit is presented in cooperation with the Japan Foundation and the University of Findlay Mazza Museum and Lea Gallery through the efforts of Ayane Hida, ambassador and outreach coordinator for the Japan Outreach Initiative.
The Fisher/Wall Art Gallery is located on the third floor of The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Findlay.
Open from Monday – Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and one hour prior to performances.
Admission is free, and open for children and adults of all ages.
The exhibition will offer the community the opportunity to enjoy the work of a variety of artists, explore a wide range of styles and media, and learn about both the artists and the collectors.
For more information, contact: Wenda Quanrud at [email protected].