Bella Mabury and Beyond: Collecting Japanese Textiles

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JASGA is pleased to invite Ms. Sharon S. Takeda, senior curator and head of the Costume and Textiles Department at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). This program offers you a collections of Japanese art outside their home areas (LA County) using an informal talk, and to allow you to offer a unique cultural presentation. In partnership with University of Texas Austin, School of Human Ecology, Department of Textiles and Apparel, we present Japanese textiles and apparel since 16th century entitled: " Bella Mabury and Beyond: Collecting Japanese Textiles" 

About Sharon S. Takeda

Sharon Takeda is senior curator and head of the Costume and Textiles department at LACMA. She joined the curatorial staff in 1987 after receiving her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and concluding two years of postgraduate work in Japan under the auspices of the Japanese Ministry of Education. Her exhibitions at LACMA include Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 (LACMA 2016, Saint Louis Art Museum 2017, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney 2018); African Textiles and Adornment: Selections from the Marcel and Zaira Mis Collection (2015); Kimono for a Modern Age (2015); RODARTE: Fra Angelico Collection (2011); African Inspiration: Kuba Textiles and European Modernism (2010); Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700–1915 (LACMA 2010-2011, Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin 2012, Les Arts Décoratifs Paris 2012-1013); Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles: Selections from the Mary Hunt Kahlenberg Collection (2007); Breaking the Mode: Contemporary Fashion from the Permanent Collection (LACMA 2006-2007, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence 2007-2008); Miracles and Mischief: Noh and Kyōgen Theater in Japan (2002); Japonism in Fashion: The Influence of Japan on Western Dress (1998); The Fabric of Life: Japanese Folk Textiles (1995); and When Art Became Fashion: Kosode in Edo-Period Japan (1992), which was awarded the American Association of Museums’ Fifth Annual Curators’ Committee Exhibit Competition. Both Reigning Men and Miracles and Mischief were awarded the Richard Martin Award for Excellence in the Exhibition of Costume by the Costume Society of America. Takeda’s exhibition catalogues have also been awarded two Millia Davenport Publication Awards from the Costume Society of America. Additional publications include Japanese Fishermen’s Coats from Awaji Island for the UCLA Fowler Museum, contributions to The Life of Animals in Japanese Art (2019) and Edo: Art in Japan 1615–1868 (1998) for the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., The Dictionary of Art, Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japan, and numerous articles in American, Japanese, and Spanish journals and magazines. Takeda currently serves on the Directing Council of the Centre International d’Etudes des Textiles Anciens (CIETA), an organization for professional textile historians based in Lyon, France.

Come and join us! This  event is open to the public and free.  Everyone is invited!