Gallery Concert | “The Sound of One Hand Clapping: Traditional Japanese Instruments” Thursday, March 30, 2023 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Inspired by None Whatsoever: Zen Paintings from the Gitter-Yelen Collection, this two-part concert takes place in the exhibition galleries.

  • On March 30, Sumie Kaneko plays the koto and shamisen.
  • On April 13, Stan Richardson performs on the shakuhachi.
Plan Your Visit

Admission is free. The Brown Foundation, Inc. Galleries are located on the ground floor of the Beck Building. Limited seating is available on campstools. On Thursdays, the Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with free general admission.

About the Performers
• Sumie Kaneko started playing koto at the age of 5. She has performed internationally and at U.S. venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Getty Center, Lincoln Center, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She collaborates with a diverse array of artists and writers, and she has released two albums, including Dead of the Night.
• Stan Richardson has studied shakuhachi music for more than 25 years. He teaches and has performed around the United States and in Texas at venues including the Dallas Museum of Art and Kimbell Art Museum. His recording Shakuhachi Meditations Music emphasizes the use of the shakuhachi as a Zen instrument.

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.

“None Whatsoever: Zen Paintings from the Gitter-Yelen Collection” is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Generous support is provided by:
Luther King Capital Management
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
Anne and Albert Chao
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Eddie and Chinhui Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Russell M. Frankel
Kathy and Glen Gondo
Milton D. Rosenau, Jr. and Dr. Ellen R. Gritz
Miwa Sakashita and Dr. John R. Stroehlein
Nanako and Dale