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Garden of Resonance: The Art of Jun Kaneko

Join us during member hours to view the latest Art Exhibition, Garden of Resonance: The Art of Jun Kaneko, before it opens to the public.

The Pavilion Gallery will be open from 9am to 10am, and Gallery staff will be available to share behind-the-scenes information and insights on Kaneko and his works.

At 9:30am, starting at the Pavilion Gallery, our Arlene Schnitzer Curator of Culture, Art, & Education, Aki Nakanishi, along with Dr. Frank Feltens, Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, will be giving a guided tour of the pieces located throughout the Garden.

Space for the Curator’s tour is limited and reservations are required. Tour is currently sold out. Contact to be added to a waitlist.

About the Exhibition:

Garden of Resonance will showcase works spanning this celebrated artist’s career ranging from large and evocative ceramic art (installed within our garden spaces) to paintings and other works on paper (in the Pavilion Gallery). Juxtaposed alongside the stunning foliage of the Pacific Northwest, creating a backdrop of constantly changing color and texture, this exhibition will offer a transformative experience to visitors of all types, while bringing out the best of what makes Portland Japanese Garden special.

About Contributor Dr. Frank Feltens

Frank Feltens joined the curatorial staff at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, in 2017 as Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art and became associate curator of Japanese art in 2021. He holds a PhD in Japanese art history from Columbia University (2016). Feltens is a specialist in Japanese art with a focus on the late medieval and early modern periods. Additional interests include Japanese photography and the intersections between painting and ceramics.

Feltens has published and lectured on a range of topics related to Japanese art. Recent articles examine the painters Ogata Kōrin and Sakai Hōitsu and the photographer Domon Ken. He has written and coauthored books about Katsushika Hokusai and the Zen monk-painter Sesson Shūkei. Prior to coming to the Freer and Sackler, he held research positions at the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Asian Art in Berlin, and the Nezu Museum, as well as at the temple Sensōji in Tokyo. At the Freer and Sackler, Feltens has organized a number of exhibitions, including Mind Over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan (upcoming) and Hokusai: Mad about Painting (2019–2021), as well as Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography (2018–19), Painting the Classics (2019), and The Way of the Kami (2019). Feltens is a longtime practitioner of the Japanese tea ceremony in the Urasenke tradition and carries the honorary tea name Sōchoku. His book Ogata Kōrin: Art in Early Modern Japan (2021) was published with Yale University Press.

Portland Japanese Garden would like to thank the Japan Foundation for their funding support of this exhibition.



The Pavilion Gallery is used for exhibitions and special events. Architectural features include shoji (translucent paper panels) and verandas that connote the integration of house and garden. The overlook offers a spectacular view of Mt. Hood to the east.