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Opening Day

Opening Day

April 1, 2023

 This year the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden will reopen for the season on Saturday, April 1st.  Visitors will find many exciting innovations and changes that will enhance their experience and provide a variety of memorable experiences.

Opening Day!

On Saturday, April 1st, we will open our doors to the public at 11am and offer free admission.  Three new exhibitions will be on display in the museum, early spring flowers and colors will grace our Japanese-inspired garden, and there will be a variety of fun activities and tours for all ages. Chick’s Candy Store will provide the day with wonderful music.

Expanded Open Hours

This season the Hammond will expand the days and hours that we are open to the public to Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. 

Spring Exhibitions

Our 2023 season of rotating exhibitions begins with:

Brush With Nature: Asian Brush Artists Guild

Guild Hall

Exhibition: April 1-May 6, 2023

This annual exhibition of paintings by ABAG members presents landscapes and bird-and-flower paintings based on and inspired by traditional Chinese techniques and materials.

Laura Cannamela: A Thousand Layers

Hays Gallery

Exhibition: April 1-May 20, 2023

Laura Cannamela’s cut paper relief forms are created with many layers of paper and, also, many layers of meaning. Informed by many sources, including the Genji Monogatari, topographic maps, waterfalls, Persian Miniatures, Tibetan thangkas, and Jūnihitoe kimonos, these intimately sized works reflect their literary, historical, and natural references.

The Elemental Clay: Ceramics by Helen Kunzman

Goelet Gallery

Exhibition: April 1-May 20, 2023

The Elemental Clay “On the potter’s wheel I feel harmony with the universe. Throwing clay on the wheel is an intuitive and spontaneous process. Transformation can happen when you push to unexpected places. And if the clay can survive the transformation – then the alchemy can happen…”     -Helen Kunzman

Opening Day kicks off a season of varied and engaging programs, exhibitions, and events, including our Cherry Blossom Festival on April 30th, a special piano concert by famed soloist Taka Kigawa on June 3rd, the Family Tanabata Festival on July 8, and our celebrated annual Moon Viewing Concert on September 30th, to name just a very few.  As ever, visitors can savor the changing seasonal faces of our garden, which now benefits from much loving attention over the winter.

For information about all our exhibitions and programs, please see our website….