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Looking Inward: Japanese Artworks from the University Museums CollectionsLooking Inward: Japanese Artworks from the University Museums Collections

March 28 – May 24, 2015

Kimono, haori, Japanese prints, carved bone swords, and decorative art objects unite into an exhibition showcasing Japanese artwork from the collections of Florida Institute of Technology’s two sister museums. The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, with its substantial collection of international textiles, has loaned an array of artfully designed kimono including a number featuring the yuzen (paste resist) dyeing method. Never before displayed prints by Tomikichiro Tokuriki (Japanese, 1902-2000), a Satsuma Ware tea set and potiches (covered jars) from the Foosaner Art Museum’s collection reflect another dimension of Japanese culture.

Image credit: Woman's Kimono, Japan, Taisho Period (1912 - 1926). Silk, figured satin weave (rinzu), yuzen surface design. Gift of William D. and Norma Canelas Roth. Collection of Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology, 2007.23.5.

 

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