Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America

A Dinner Program With Professor Kendall Brown 

Presented by
Japan-America Society of Indiana
Asian Art Society-Indianapolis Museum of Art

Horticultural Society-Indianapolis Museum of Art

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
 Woodstock Country Club
1301 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Enjoy a wonderful evening with Dr. Kendall Brown from California State University Long Beach (and his wife Kuniko) in a special program presented by the Japan-America Society of Indiana and the Asian Art Society on November 20th in Indianapolis.  Dr. Brown is the author of the new book Quiet Beauty:  The Japanese Gardens of North America which offers insight into the ingenuity and range of Japanese-style landscaping on foreign soil.  He is also the incoming president of the North American Japanese Garden Association.  His book and stunning slide presentation will take a thought-provoking look at why Japanese gardens have flourished in North America.   The event will be held at the Woodstock Country Club, across the street from the Indianapolis Museum of Art.    

Reception (cash bar) - 6:00 pm
Dinner & Presentation - 6:30 pm  
Member Rate - $35 
Public Rate - $40   


To RSVP, click here for the Registration Page.

Please register by Novermber 15, 2013.

For more information, contact the JASI office at 317-635-0123 or by email at admin@japanindiana.org.



Japan Garden
Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America is an extraordinary look at the most beautiful and serene gardens of the United States and Canada. Most Japanese garden books look to the gardens of Japan. Quiet Beauty explores the treasure trove of Japanese gardens located in North America. Featuring an intimate look at twenty-six gardens, with numerous stunning color photographs of each, that detail their style, history, and special functions, this book explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping.


Japan Garden
Kendall H. Brown is Professor of Asian Art History in the Art Department at California State University Long Beach. He also recently served as Curator of Collections, Exhibitions and Programs at Pacific Asia Museum. Dr. Brown is a leading figure in the study of Japanese gardens in North America and is the author of Japanese-style Gardens of the Pacific West Coast.