Thursday evening I had the opportunity to visit the Birmingham Museum of Art and see the Fashioning Kimono exhibit that is here for a few more days. The best part about the visit was that I was able to see the exhibit with one of the curators of it!
I had seen the exhibit in August not long after it opened, and was blown away by wide variety of designs in the kimono from the 1920s and 1930s. But with the additional information that the curator gave us as we were there Thursday, it made the impact of the designs even stronger.
I cannot recommend strongly enough that you go to see this exhibit. If you are interested at all in Art Deco or Japan, go and see this exhibit! I don’t know where it will be next, but if you are anywhere close to Birmingham, Alabama, get out and see this.