Challenging Convention: The Kimono Artistry of Itchiku Kubota

Date: February 08, 2018
Time: 6pm - 7pm

Lecture with Dr. Jacqueline Atkins
Challenging Convention: The Kimono Artistry of Itchiku Kubota


Itchiku Kubota’s remarkable artistic legacy is grounded in Japan’s cultural and artistic traditions, yet he was an innovator on every level, technically as well as in presentation. He was well-versed in modern Japanese art forms, yet was inspired by textiles of the past and used perhaps the most traditional of all vehicles for his artistic expression: the kimono. Dr. Atkins’ talk will examine some of the seeming opposites of past and present, tradition and innovation that are intertwined in Kubota’s work, and his willingness to step outside conventional boundaries to recast the kimono as a radical and transformative art form.

Tickets $20, TMC Members $15, Students $12
Advance registration is required as space is limited. Register online or call 416-599-5321 x2228.