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FASHIONING KIMONO is AN EXHIBIT WORTH A ROAD TRIP

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the center stage of culture in the city, has a lively program of special exhibitions this spring. A major traveling Frida Kahlo show, which landed in Philadelphia in late February after a fall run at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, runs through May 18. The exhibition, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth, includes portraits, self-portraits, and still lifes by the idiosyncratic Mexican painter, marginalized during her own lifetime but canonized in recent decades. Japanese fashion is the subject of a second spring exhibition at the museum. In "Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan," museum curators aim to show the influence of Western designs on the Ur-Japanese style during the early 20th century, as the nation was increasingly influenced by Western cultural models. The show includes formal, semi-formal, and casual kimonos meant to be worn not just by women, but also by men and children. -- The New York Sun, March 19, 2008

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