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Deco Japan Lecture Series @ Hillwood
September 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
One event on October 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm
One event on October 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm
One event on October 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm
A four-part lecture series in conjunction with Hillwood’s current exhibit, Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945, which explores how the Japanese interpreted art deco and transformed it through their own rich art and craft traditions. Featuring a wide range of media — sculpture, painting, prints, ceramics, lacquerware, jewelry, textiles, furniture, and graphic ephemera — this traveling exhibition, open through January 1, 2017, brings Japanese art deco to Washington D.C. for the first time.
Art Deco in Imperial Japan – Explore the art deco style in Japanese art, craft, and ephemera with Dr. Kendall Brown, the originating curator of the exhibit. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 5:30-8 p.m.
Shopping for Kimonos in the Taishō and early Shōwa periods: Traditions in Transition – In the Art Deco era, as Western clothes became popular, the kimono continued to be everyday wear with new designs and motifs. Tuesday, October 4, 5:30-8 p.m.
Not Just a Flapper: Japanese Women in the Art Deco Era – The Deco era ushered in a world of modernity that was
transformational for women worldwide. Wednesday October 19, 5:30-8 p.m.
Cosmopolitan Architecture and Interior Design in Japan: The Art Deco Interlude – Japan’s love affair with Art Deco resulted in exchanges between native and Western architects and interior designers. Wednesday, October 26, 5:30-8 p.m.
Lecture series pricing: $70, $35 Hillwood members, $20 student
Individual lecture pricing: $20, $10 Hillwood member, $7 student