Exhibition: Kimono for a Modern Age

LACMA - Kimono For a Modern Age

Exhibition dates: 5 July – 19 October 2014

A blend of the traditional and the modern characterised life and dress during Japan’s Meiji (1868–1912), Taishō (1912–1926) and Shōwa (1926–1989) periods. During the early twentieth century, a majority of Japanese women continued to wear traditional kimono. But, as demonstrated in this exhibition, the kimono evolved to reflect the introduction of vibrant synthetic colors, new modes of textile production, and bold abstract and figurative design motifs, often inspired by Western art movements and important current events, such as space exploration.

Kimono for a Modern Age features more than thirty captivating examples from LACMA’s permanent collection exhibited for the first time.

For more information, visit the website of LACMA, Los Angeles, USA.

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