The focus of the usual “After 5” event at the Phillips Collection on April 7 has shifted to concern about Japan.
The weekly program will now blend the art and influences of Japanese art with some fund-raising for relief efforts in that devastated nation. Guests will be encouraged to donate to the American Red Cross and 50 percent of the bar and membership proceeds will be donated by the Phillips to the Red Cross.
Curators at the Phillips decided to mount a special installation of Kenzo Okada’s “Footsteps.” Gallery talks during the evening were originally scheduled to discuss all the work of Pierre Bonnard but now will emphasis his work that was influenced by Japanese art.
The admission to the event, held from 5 to 8:30 p.m., is $12 and frequently attracts 750 visitors and often sells out, according to Phillips officials.