In celebration of the exhibition, Floating Beauty: Women in the Art of Ukiyo-e, at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 20, the Bruce Museum will host an online kimono showcase led by Kaede Kimonos. Kaede Kimonos is a NYC fashion consultancy specializing in Japanese kimonos.
The virtual showcase via Zoom will begin with a visual description of kimono fashions in the Edo Period led by a top kimono stylist and teacher. There will then be a display of modern kimonos that draw on the Edo style. The program will end with a question-and-answer session.
On view through November 1, Floating Beauty examines historical perspectives on women and their depiction in art in Edo Period Japan (1615 – 1858). Made up entirely of woodblock prints created in the ukiyo-e style, the exhibition highlights female characters in literature, kabuki theatre, and poetry; the courtesans and geisha of the Yoshiwara district; and wives and mothers from different social classes performing the duties of their station, in order to gain some insight into the lives of women in pre-modern Japan.
This is a free event. If you are able, please consider making a donation to the Bruce Museum Annual Fund. Your contribution will enable the Bruce to continue to offer quality programming for our community. To register for Bruce Experiences: A Virtual Kimono Showcase, and to make a donation, click the reservations link , or please phone 203.869.0376 ext. 311 to make a reservation.