OPERA INSIGHT SERIES The Art of Kimono
Tickets are available at the door beginning ½ hour prior to lecture at Maryland Hall.
Japanese textile scholar and Consulting Curator for the recent Kimono and Obi exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Ann Marie Moeller will be talking about the textile's history and how the kimono communicates information such as social class, marriage status, age, education, religious beliefs, and a sense of humor through its design and patterns. Several kimonos from the Opera's collection will be on display, as well as a demonstration of how a kimono is worn. Ms. Moeller lectures nationally for a wide variety of institutions including the Smithsonian Associates, The Asia Society, The Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, The Textile Museum, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art and the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan. She is the main author of Reading Kimono: Nature Symbols and Motifs on Japanese Kimono to be published by Schiffer.
|Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 3:00 pm|