Reading Kimono Fashion Depicted in Ukiyoe

Special Dinner Presentation by
Karen Mack, Atomi Univeristy, Tokyo

Hosted by the Asian Art Society of the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time: Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at 6:15, Karen Mack Presentation at 7:00
Location: Woodstock Club, 1301 W. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Price (Includes Dinner): IMA Members - $40; Non IMA Members - $45

Please send a check for your reservation by Friday, December 5 to :
Niels Lyster, Treasurer, 1752 Glencary Crest, Indianapolis, IN 46228

The Asian Art Society, of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), is hosting a special dinner with guest speaker Karen Mack on the topic of kimonos.  Karen Mack, of Atomi University in Tokyo, is working on a Research Abroad Fellowship/Sabbatical with the IMA researching kimono fashion from the early 17th c. to the early 20th c. using ukiyoe prints and paintings as one type of primary source (among many others). The three projects she is working on during her sabbatical are:
1. A database of yukata and summer kimonos in American collections.
2. Writing a Common Audience book of practical kimono experience.
3. Writing a second book on kimono as depicted in ukioye prints and paintings to figure out the fashion of the times.

If you have a kimono or an obi that you would like Karen to see, please bring it with you. Karen will not be doing a "Road Show" approach, but may be able to see interesting patterns, seasonal wearing times, or for what occasions your kimono is worn.

Click here to download a flyer of the invitation!