BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1365@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20071117T000000Z DTEND:20080217T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>In Winter\, Silk Linings: The Kimono in Print</strong>\ nNovember 17\, 2007 – February 17\, 200\n \nPORTLAND\, OR — Japan’s national costume\, the kimono\, is more than a garment. It is an expressiv e form of dress that conveys complex social meanings through its details. <em>In Winter\, Silk Linings</em>\, on view at the Portland Art Museum Nov ember 17\, 2007 through February 17\, 2008\, explores the significance of kimono ensembles as seen in the Museum’s distinguished collection of woo dblock prints\, which reveal the innovative styles and enduring traditions that guide how this robe\, obi sash\, and other accessories are worn. Dra wn largely from the Museum’s holdings\, the exhibition features 70 objec ts including prints produced between the 18th and 20th centuries\, a kimon o and obi\, woodblock printed books\, and stencils used for dyeing textile s.\n\n<em>In Winter\, Silk Linings</em> also explores the relationship bet ween woodblock prints and textiles. The production of prints\, like the pr ocess of textile dyeing\, involves numerous steps and the skilled hands of many artisans to delineate and color the complex compositions. The rich t ones and finely carved details seen in the prints further illustrate the a ffinity with textiles. When introduced to the Japanese public in the mid-1 700s\, the polychrome woodblock prints evoked the brilliance and texture o f elegant tapestries\, inspiring the sobriquet "brocade pictures" (nishiki -e).\n\nWoodblock prints traditionally served as a communication medium\, spreading information about the latest fashions through glamorous depictio ns of noted beauties and Kabuki actors. A historical record of clothing s tyles and popular culture\, the prints likewise illuminate an abiding conc ern for seasonal relevance and the value placed on fine craftsmanship. Th e interwoven worlds of print and textile\, and of material culture and gra phic design\, demonstrate the vitality of deeply rooted traditions.\n\nEXH IBITION OVERVIEW\n\nWHEN \nNovember 1 7\, 2007 – February 17\, 2008\n\nWHERE \nHelen Copeland Gallery and Adams Foundation Foyer\n\nORGANIZER \nPortland Art Museum\n\nINSTITUTIONAL CURATOR \nGuest-curated by Lynn Katsumoto\n\nHOURS \n\nSundays 12 pm – 5 pm\nTuesdays\, Wednesdays & Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm\nThursdays & Fridays 10 am – 8 pm\nClosed Mondays and certain h olidays\; visit portlandartmuseum.org for a complete holiday schedule.\n\n \n\nADMISSION \n\nMuseum members FREE*\nAdul ts $10\nSeniors (55+)/Students (19+) $9\nYouth (5 – 18) $6\nChildren age s 4 and younger FREE\nGroup Tickets (12 or more) $8* \n\n*Special exhibition and event pricing may apply.\n\n \nAbout the Portland Art Museum\nThe seventh oldest museum in the United States and t he oldest on the West Coast\, the Portland Art Museum is internationally r ecognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions d rawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and priv ate collections. The Museum’s collection of 42\,000 objects\, displayed in 112\,000 square feet of galleries\, reflects the history of art from an cient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of arts of the native peoples of North America\, English silver\, and the gra phic arts. An active collecting institution\, dedicated to preserving grea t art for the enrichment of future generations\, the Museum devotes 90 per cent of its galleries to its permanent collection. The Museum’s campus o f landmark buildings\, a cornerstone of Portland’s cultural district\, i ncludes the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art\, the Gilkey Cen ter for Graphic Arts\, the Schnitzer Center for Northwest Art\, the Northw est Film Center\, and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Center for Na tive American Art. With a membership of more than 23\,000 households and s erving more than 350\,000 visitors annually\, the Museum is a premier venu e for education in the visual arts. For information on exhibitions and pro grams\, call 503.226.2811 or visit <a href="http://www.portlandartmuseum.o rg">portlandartmuseum.org</a>.\n\n SUMMARY:Exhibition at Portland Art Museum -- In Winter\, Silk Linings URL:/en/events/2007/11/17/in-winter-silk-linings/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR