Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Marymount School 
1026 Fifth Avenue
Between 83rd and 84th Streets
New York, NY 10028

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Cheryl Gall 
Japanese Art Society of America 

JASA January 11, 2018 talk on 20th century Kimono Textiles and Design 

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

Original painting for kimono textile design, late 19th century, 
Andrea Aranow Zuan Collection

A Conversation on Twentieth Century Kimono Textiles and Design
With Andrea Aranow and John Resig

Marymount School
1026 Fifth Avenue
Between 83rd and 84th Streets
New York, NY 10028

A conversation between noted textile expert Andrea Aranow, of Textile Hive, and JASA board member John Resig while screening images of modern kimono from late Meiji through mid-Showa and hand-painted, life-size zuan produced for cloth to be colored using the figurative technique of yuzen and kata-yuzen. We'll look at the fascinating story of how tastes changed during the first six decades of the twentieth century, hoping this will serve as a companion to Terry Milhaupt's excellent scholarly research. Additionally, there will be further discussion about the role that the kimono played in Japanese art and the impact that art and culture (such as ukiyo-e and kabuki theater) had on the designs of the kimonos.

Andrea Aranow, a JASA member for several years, has a long history playing with textile design questions and answers. She earned a degree at Brown University in cultural history and immediately struck out to create some East Village culture of her own: "funky" snakeskin clothes for the stars of the moment and their followers, then on to reside and build museum collections of "traditional" clothing in Peru, minority China, and finally Japan. Returning to the US in 1987 she ran a commercial business supplying "exotic" textile ideas to industry.

John Resig is a Japanese print collector and creator of the Ukiyo-e.org Japanese woodblock print database. He's also a board member of the Japanese Art Society of America and is a Visiting Researcher at Ritsumeikan University. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Please note: Marymount is a landmarked building and not wheelchair accessible.

Reservations are required. 
If you would like to attend, please register by clicking the Register Now button below and fill out the registration form.

Please contact Cheryl Gall, membership coordinator, via email: jasa@japaneseartsoc.org or phone: 781-862-8558 with any questions.