Date unknown, 1958:
With Japanese décor and entertainers, the Museum’s Art School plans a gala festival at the Museum on Saturday, May 17, from 8:30 p.m. on, including dancing to a fine orchestra (not Japanese), refreshments hard and soft, door prizes of paintings, drawings and ceramics. The Festival’s proceeds will go to the Scholarship Fund of the Brooklyn Museum Art School; admission tickets are $2.50 each.
Entertainers include noted Japanese performers in authentic costume:
Miss Chieko Sakata will sing
Mrs. Michiko Toyama will accompany Miss Sakata and will also play piano solos
Miss Ayako Uchiyama will dance folk dances of the northern Japanese primitive Ainus
Fifteen door prizes and 16 raffle prizes of works of art have been contributed - and are now on view in the School’s Gallery - by artists such as:
Hui Ka Kwong
A Japanese Calligraphy Show, Old and New, will be on view, exhibited here for the first time in this country, by courtesy of the Japan Society.
Additional surprise features include games of chance, a Japanese gift booth, a prize of a Japanese camera and innumerable Japanese table prizes.
Because of the over-popularity (attendance 2,500) of last year’s Alumni Festival, Italian in theme, the number of tickets sold this year must be limited to 1,500, first come first served. Tickets are available from the Brooklyn Museum Art School Alumni, Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn 38, N.Y.; they entitle purchasers to prize drawings whether or not they attend. The Max Beckmann Scholarship Fund, which will benefit the Festival, was established in the name of the late well-known painter and teacher at the Museum’s School in order to offer substantial assistance to promising and needy professional students of art.
Co-operation for the Festival has been received from the Japanese Consul General, the Japan Society and several Japanese commercial firms.
Press representatives who actually wish to cover this benefit Festival will be admitted free, but only one representative plus one photographer per publication.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1953 - 1970. 1958, 032.