Enjoy J-pop (Japanese hip hop) music in the Great Hall, Taiko drum performances, a special kimono presentation from Ohio Kimono, docent-led tours, food for purchase from FUSIAN and Graeter’s Ice Cream (while supplies last), and after-hours access to the entire museum including free admission to special exhibitions Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style and No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.
Visitors are encouraged to take part in the fashion fun by dressing in Harajuku (street style blending American and Japanese culture created in Harajuku district in Shibuya, Japan), kimono or other experimental couture.
Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style (on view June 28–September 15) celebrates the enduring influence of the kimono on fashion. Inspired by materials, forms and decorative motifs since the opening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, western fashion designers, alongside other artists, have produced works that acknowledge and celebrate a Japanese influence.
Featured designers include Coco Chanel, John Galliano, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen, Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo—plus over a dozen examples from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection. Organized in partnership with the Kyoto Costume Institute and Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, this exhibition displays Japanese kimono side by side with western fashionable garments from the 1870s to today.
The timeline for Art After Dark includes:
Art After Dark is free and open to the public. Parking is free. To learn more, visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org/artafterdark. Art After Dark is presented by PNC. Additional sponsors include P&G, Dewey's Pizza, Cincinnati CityBeat, and 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati.
About the Cincinnati Art Museum
General admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is always free. The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. with extended Thursday hours until 8 p.m. The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, the City of Cincinnati and our members. cincinnatiartmuseum.org.