March 27, 2008 9:28 am
“Bijin Playing a Biwa,” a woodblock print by Gakutei. Below: Gakutei’s “Oiran with Pipe.” Both are gifts of Douglas J. Macko ’65.
Curated by a Bates senior, an exhibition of woodblock prints highlighting the roles, variety and importance of kimono patterns in the Japanese genre called “ukiyo-e” opens with a public reception at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St.
The Kimono and Traditional Japanese Culture: Investigating Kimono through Ukiyo-e in the Bates College Art Museum Collection runs through July 19 in the museum’s Synergy Seminar Gallery.