"Kimono!, The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota" will be on exhibition at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica.

The exhibit will open on Sunday, June 10th and run through September 16th.

It features 48 handcrafted kimono created by Japanese textile artist Itchiku Kubota.

Kubota transformed traditional Japanese garments into works of art, many depicting immersive landscapes.  The kimono, nearly seven feet in height each, are embellished with intricate details in gold and silver leaf, embroidery, and ink painting.

Many of the kimono were conceived as a series and are installed together to create a 27-foot long panoramic vistas.

MWPAI is the exclusive United States venue for the exhibition, which was in the U.S. about ten years ago

Admission to "Kimono!" is free for MWPAI members.  General admission to the exhibition is $12, $6 for students and children 12 and under are free.

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