The Arts Building

The “Arts Building” was given to the Nakashima Foundation for Peace in 2001 by George’s widow Marion so that the Foundation would have a permanent home. It features a soaring plywood hyperbolic paraboloid roof cantilevered from stone buttresses over two glass walls, built around a small pond and facing a series of small rooms known as the “Cloister,” harking back to the monastic tradition which so inspired Nakashima. It is used for concerts and events for peace, and houses prototype furniture and archival material, some of which will be turned over to the Michener Museum for research, reference and preservation.