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Lacemaking exhibit at Castellani Art Museum

Eighteenth-century English writer and talker and general savant Samuel Johnson ranked possession of lace with knowledge of the ancient Greek tongue. “Greek, Sir, is like lace,” he said, “every man gets as much of it as he can.”

Marissa Lehner's installation at 464 Gallery

The period of mid August in Japan is called Obon, or spirit-worship time. It is an opportunity for people to reflect on their deceased family members and, through ancient rituals of light, venerate their passing.

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