Not Held at the Japan Society – Fall Textile Symposium – “Japanese Style and the Culture of Cloth”

October 21, 2005
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Friday, October 21 – Sunday, October 23, 2005

Drawing inspiration from The Textile Museum’s exhibition Rozome Masters of Japan (October 14, 2005 – February 12, 2006), this weekend conference will explore the enduring appeal of Japanese textiles from the Nara period (645-794 AD) to the cutting-edge 21st century. Participants will enjoy a diverse program of presentations by scholars, artists and experts in the field, as well as receptions, exhibition tours, technique demonstrations, and a “Show-and-Tell” program of Japanese textiles from private collections facilitated by Textile Museum Trustee and International Hajji Baba Society member, Michael M. Seidman.

Speakers include: Mary Dusenbury, Adjunct Research Associate, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas; Betsy Sterling Benjamin, author, faculty member, Massachusetts College of Art, and curator of Rozome Masters of Japan, Boston, Massachusetts; Midori Abe, Associate Professor, Osaka Seikei University, Kyoto, Japan; Kiyomi Iwata, artist, Valley Cottage, New York; Yoshiko I. Wada, independent scholar and author, Berkeley, California; Jack Lenor Larsen, weaver, designer, founder of LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York and recipient of the first George Hewitt Myers Award; Aiko Ichimura, collector and independent scholar, Washington, DC; Hillary Steele, artist, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Fee: $215 for Textile Museum members; $260 for non-members (includes a one-year membership to The Textile Museum); $175 for students with valid I.D. (includes one-year membership to The Textile Museum). Advance registration required. For registration forms and additional information, visit, call 202-667-0441, ext. 64, or e-mail [email protected].

  • October 21, 2005 – October 23, 2005