Japanese art highlights a love of nature

In celebration of the 11th Annual Connecticut Open House Day, Sadako Ohki, the Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art at Yale University Art Gallery, will give a special presentation on Japanese prints from the Osborne Homestead Museum collection at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby on Saturday, June 13, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Frances Osborne Kellogg was an avid art collector with over two hundred Japanese prints.  Her six remaining prints, representingukiyo-e and Rinpa design, reflect Kellogg’s love of nature, animals and appreciation of the art of Hokusai and Hiroshige, the most well-known ukiyo-e artists. 

Connecticut Open House Day, an annual statewide event sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism (COT), is designed to broaden awareness among residents of Connecticut’s art, culture and history.

The Kellogg Environmental Center, operated by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, and open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Space is limited; call 203-734-2513 or email donna.kingston@ct.gov to register or for more information.