50th Anniversary Celebration of the Nakashima Arts Building!

Sunday, May 7, 2017


Nakashima Foundation for Peace

1847 Aquetong Road

New Hope, PA 18938


Nakashima Foundation for Peace


On May 7, 1967, George Nakashima opened another architectural feat on the Nakashima property by hosting an inaugural exhibition for the works of his dear friend, renowned artist Ben Shahn.

Nakashima Family has traditionally celebrated Spring (O-Hana Mi) with family and friends since that day in May and invite you to continue that tradition by joining us.

Come see a recreation of that first exhibit, hear about current research on the unique Hyperbolic shell roof building being conducted by the University of Pennsylvania for the Getty Grant “Keeping It Modern” and support the important work of the Nakashima Foundation for Peace.

1:30 to 2:30 pm

Private Donor Reception in the Conoid Studio

Intimate Review of Getty Grant Research Project

Champagne and hors d’oeuvres with Mira Nakashima, William Whitaker and César Bargues

$150 per guest

(Suggested Donation $500)

3:00 to 5:00 pm

Public Reception in the Arts Building

Recreation of George Nakashima’s inaugural exhibit (1967) for Ben Shahn in the Arts Building and restoration of original furniture installation.

Refreshments by the de la Houssaye Family

Shakuhachi Music by Glenn Swann

Formal presentation of Getty Grant Research Project

$75 per guest / $30 college student

Nakashima Foundation for Peace

Oraganizer of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Nakashima Arts Building

Nakashima Foundation for Peace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to world peace and to the Nakashima legacy. The mission is both to realize George Nakashima’s dream to build Sacred Peace Altars for each continent of the world and to preserve the Nakashima architecture and furniture collection in New Hope, PA for future generations.