December - January 2007/2008
December 13 - January 31
Bridal Kimono from the Heian period.
|This exhibition offers a firsthand overview of the modern Japanese
Kimono, a tradition that was established during the Heian period (794-1192
CE). The collection on view samples the breadth of the Kimono on a formal
aesthetic level, taking into consideration color, form, and texture and
their cultural interpretations. Curated by Hiromi Mikki Lima of the Japan
Language and Cultural Center of Rhode Island, the exhibition is
complemented by programming celebrating the uses and functions of the
Kimono in Japanese culture.
This exhibition is a collaboration with the Rhode Island College Unity Center and its director, Aaron Bruce, and the College's Asian Student Association.
Reception: December 13, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.