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Black Ships & Samurai on Broadway
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Black Ships & Samurai exhibit
at University of San Francisco.

Black Ships & Samurai exhibit
at the Prudential Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

Black Ships & Samurai exhibit
at the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Black Ships & Samurai exhibit
at the Colony House, Newport, Rhode Island.
Click here for the MIT News Office story.

Black Ships & Samurai on Broadway
Black Ships & Samurai Exhibition
Black Ships & Samurai Exhibition
Black Ships & Samurai Exhibition
Black Ships & Samurai Exhibition
“MIT Meets Broadway”

Black Ships & Samurai on Broadway
Studio 54, New York City
Exhibit in conjunction with “Pacific Overtures”
by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman
Starring B.D. Wong
Directed by Amon Miyamoto
A Roundabout Theatre Company Production
November 12, 2004–January 30, 2005
http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/04-05.htm

City University of New York
Lecture/presentation by MIT Professor John W. Dower and Amon Miyamoto, director of “Pacific Overtures,” the Stephen Sondheim musical that depicts Perry’s expedition. Includes a live performance number from the musical.
New York City, New York
November 22, 2004
http://portal.cuny.edu/




“Black Ships & Samurai” Traveling Exhibition

Touring the US and Japan during 2003–2005 in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Commodore Perry’s expedition to Japan, the Black Ships & Samurai exhibit introduces Commodore Perry’s 1853–54 mission to Japan. Based on John W. Dower’s essay, images from Japan and the US are shown together for the first time to illuminate both sides of the momentous encounter. The exhibit is presented by MIT in partnership with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the US Consulate System.


Yahoo Pick of the Week
“This fascinating site from two MIT professors examines the first encounter of America and Japan on Japanese soil. Until the arrival of Commodore Perry in 1853, Japan was largely a closed society. Here you can examine documents and artwork side-by-side to see how the Japanese regarded their American visitors and vice versa.”
http://picks.yahoo.com/picks/i/20040321.html


Exhibit Tour:
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, California
October 11–24, 2004

University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
October 2, 2004
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_e.html

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lecture/presentation by MIT Professor John W. Dower and Amon Miyamoto, director of “Pacific Overtures,” the Stephen Sondheim musical that depicts Perry’s expedition.
Boston, Massachusetts
September 22, 2004, 7 PM
http://www.mfa.org/

Prudential Center Huntington Arcade Winter Garden
Boston, Massachusetts
May 2–14, 2004
http://www.us-japan.org/boston/

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
April 22–29, 2004
http://www.asu.edu/asian

National Archives
Washington, DC
March 31–April 27, 2004
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa
marking 150 years of US-Japan relations.
http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2004/nr04-25.html

Charlie Rose Broadcast
PBS Stations
March 31, 11 pm, 2004
Excerpts in show about 150 years of Japan-US relations.
Click here to watch the broadcast.
http://www.charlierose.com

Boulder Public Library
Boulder, Colorado
March 10–28, 2004
http://www.boulder.lib.co.us/

Honolulu Festival
Honolulu, Hawaii
March 6–7, 2004

East-West Center Gallery
Honolulu, Hawaii
November 30–December 7, 2003

Japan Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center
November 15–16, 2003
http://www.japanexpo.org

20th Annual Black Ships Festival
Newport Colony House
Newport, RI
July 17–27, 2003
(opening exhibition)










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