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ZOOM DOCENT TOUR: THE KIMONO IN PRINT -LFV AND FHNN MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS
Friday, May 21, 2021, 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM
Bethesda , MD 20816
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Friday, May 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM
ZOOM DOCENT TOUR: SPACE IS LIMITED.
Join our docent for a look at the Worcester Art Museum’s exhibition, The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design.
This is the first show devoted to examining the kimono as a major source of inspiration and experimentation in Japanese print culture, from the Edo period (1603–1868) to the Meiji period (1868–1912). This dialogue between print and kimono design is illustrated by Japanese prints, primarily drawn from the Museum’s 3,000 Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints from John Chandler Bancroft (1835–1901) gifted in 1901.
We will explore a few of these prints in detail. Central to The Kimono in Print is a one-of-a-kind contemporary wedding kimono by Chiso, the important 465-year-old, Kyoto-based kimono house. The Worcester Wedding Kimono is the first ever kimono commissioned as an artwork for an art museum. Celebrating the 120th-anniversary of WAM’s transformative acquisition of the Bancroft collection, the contemporary wedding kimono reflects the Museum’s vision for Japanese art in the 21st century. The commission of a kimono as an artwork, rather than for a specific client or occasion, gave Chiso and its designer significant creative space to give form to their outlook regarding the present and future art of the kimono. We will examine the process of creating the kimono.
This event is a collaboration between Little Falls Village and Friendship Heights Neighbors Network. TOUR IS FOR LFV AND FHNN MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS ONLY. The Zoom login info will be sent to confirmed registrants. The event is a collaboration between FHNN and LFV.
Group size is limited! RSVP now to confirm your space.