On display will be 54 items from the Library of Congress collections, illuminating the story of these landmark trees, the historical significance of cherry blossoms in Japan and their continuing resonance in American culture and for Washingtonians in particular.
Additional free events at the Library of Congress related to the exhibition will include a series of gallery talks by curators Mari Nakahara, from the Asian Division, and Katherine Blood, from the Prints and Photographs Division. All gallery talks will be at noon on Wednesdays at the exhibition site in the Graphics Arts Galleries. The schedule for March and April:
• March 28, the curators will give a tour of the exhibition.
• April 4, the curators will discuss the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the people of Tokyo to the people of Washington, D.C.
• April 11, the curators will discuss the historical significance of cherry blossoms in Japanese culture.
• April 18, the curators will discuss the continuing resonance of the cherry blossoms in American culture and for Washingtonians in particular.
• April 25, the curators will give a tour of the exhibition.
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