Art After Dark: Kimono My House

Friday, June 28, 5:00–10:00 p.m. | Free admission

Press Release

Celebrate the opening of special exhibition Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style with J-pop music, drinks, food for purchase from FUSIAN and Graeter’s Ice Cream and a special kimono presentation. No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man will also be on view and free admission. #artafterdarkcincy

About the Ohio Kimono Presentation:

Have you ever wondered how to put on and wear a Japanese kimono? Are you curious about the social norms and rules that govern how Japanese kimono are worn? Did you know that wearing traditional kimono is considered an art form, which is called kitsuke? Join us for a lecture and live kimono dressing workshop hosted by Ohio Kimono. Topics such as how to tell the gender of a kimono, types of kimono, we will debunk many myths about kimono, and kimono formalities will be discussed. Join us at 7:00 or 9:00 p.m. in the Fath Auditorium. Free admission. RSVP not required.

About special exhibition Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

On view June 28–September 15, 2019 This exhibition celebrates the enduring influence of the kimono on fashion. Inspired by materials, forms and decorative motifs since the opening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, western fashion designers, alongside other artists, have produced works that acknowledge a Japanese persuasion. Organized in partnership with the Kyoto Costume Institute and Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, this exhibition displays Japanese kimono side by side with western fashionable garments from the 1870s to today. Featured designers include Gabrielle Chanel, John Galliano, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen, Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo—plus over a dozen examples from CAM’s permanent collection.


Upcoming Art After Dark dates: 

July 26, 2019

August 30, 2019





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