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Out of the Box

This summer Omaha will be the envy of the art world as Outside Kaneko opens at Lauritzen Gardens

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April 29 through September 15, 2011 See more than 50 drawings and large-scale ceramic sculptures flanked by lush greenery and colorful flowers throughout the 100-acre botanical garden, located in the beautiful riverfront hills. The placement of each sculpture in the garden setting is sensitive to the garden elements and evokes a sense of peacefulness and harmony.

A variety of educational, cultural and artistic
programming will be available for the public.

Members Preview
Thursday, April 28
3 to 7 p.m.

Lauritzen Gardens members are given the exclusive opportunity
to view this one-of-a-kind exhibit before the general public.

Reception with the Artist  
Friday, May 6  
6:30 to 10 p.m.

Guests have the opportunity to celebrate Outside Kaneko while strolling
the garden at twilight, taking a tour of the exhibit and enjoying a dinner
and cocktails to help support the garden.

Outside Kaneko Tours
Select days, May 6 through August 28
*See calendar for exact dates and times.
Free with admission or membership

Specially trained docents will lead visitors on a walking tour
to view Jun Kaneko's sculptures and drawings.

Curator Tours
Wednesdays, May 18, July 13, September 7
6 to 7:30 p.m.
$35/member, $40/non-member
*includes wine and gourmet picnic dinner

Wednesdays, June 15 and August 17
6 to 7:30 p.m.
$20/member, $25/non-member
*includes wine

Lauritzen Gardens Executive Director Spencer Crews or Exhibit Curator
Troia Schonlau will lead visitors on a special tour of the garden to view
Jun Kaneko's sculptures and drawings.


Related Events
Omaha's Jun Kaneko is celebrated in collections and public art projects around the world. 

Join these other organizations for a celebration of Jun Kaneko.

Kaneko Onstage: An Exhibition of Jun Kaneko's Opera Designs for Madama Butterfly
Thursday, March 31 through Thursday, May 26  
at KANEKO Bow Truss/1111 Jackson Street

Madama Butterfly - production, costumes and projections designed by Jun Kaneko
Friday, April 15 - 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday, April 17 - 2 p.m.  
Opera Omaha
at Orpheum Theater/Slosburg Hall

Outside Kaneko at Lauritzen Gardens is sponsored by:

  • H. Lee and Carol Gendler Charitable Fund
  • The Peter Kiewit Foundation
  • Peter Kiewit Companies Foundation
  • Union Pacific Corporation
  • Warren Distributing
  • With the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment
  • Media Sponsor KETV

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