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Tiny Trees, Big Stories with Ann McClellan

  • Thursday, April 07, 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom

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Enjoy learning about bonsai; what the art form is and how it relates to gardens. Discover its ancient origins in China, its refinement in Japan and its popularity now around the world. Explore how bonsai were introduced to the United States and its ongoing role in international diplomacy.

Bonsai !

Author Ann McClellan was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays by the Japanese government in 2021, recognizing her contributions toward introducing Japan and Japanese culture to the U.S. through her books and talks about cherry blossoms and bonsai. These activities draw on her earlier professional experience at the Smithsonian Institution, World Wildlife Fund and the American Association of Museums. She treasures bonsai everywhere as profound expressions of the best that people together with nature can create.

This event is in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center and is hosted by Phipps Conservatory.

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