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New kimono display at LACMA, California
14 Jul 2014

Take a visit to Japan and you could well expect to see some kimonos as part of your trip.

But people visiting LA at the moment may well have a similar experience, because there's a display dedicated to the traditional clothing item at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

The 'Kimono for a Modern Age' exhibition began on July 5th and is set to continue until October 19th this year.

On show as part of the event are in excess of 30 kimono garments, all of them taken from LACMA's permanent collection.

These kimonos are being shown in the east gallery within the museum's Pavilion for Japanese Art, displayed in viewing areas called tokonomo, in thematically linked groups of three.

"We are excited to devote an entire exhibition in the Pavilion for Japanese Art to kimono from the first half of the 20th century," commented exhibition curator, Sharon S. Takeda.

"The vivid colors and bold graphic patterns, which include both traditional and modern motifs, will not only delight and surprise the viewer, but will shed light on the artistic and cultural changes that took place in modern Japan."

LACMA can be found on Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. It was first opened in 1965, and owns a collection featuring in excess of 120,000 pieces.

The western US's biggest art museum, its self-professed strengths include its Latin American collection and a collection of Islamic art that is among the globe's most significant.

For a rather different museum experience in LA, visitors might want to try the California Science Centre.

This is open every day, and one of the current temporary shows is called Pompeii: The Exhibition, according to its website.

This include more than 150 items which the Naples National Archaeological Museum has loaned.ADNFCR-408-ID-801735171-ADNFCR

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