2013 / Japanese kite collector to talk at LACMA, August 28

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: August Talk Program

LACMA Japanese Kite Daruma

Daruma Kite, c. 1960, from the collection of David M. Kahn. Photo courtesy of David M. Kahn.


Japanese Kites: A Vanishing Art

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 7 pm

Brown Auditorium

Free: tickets required and available at the Ticket Office one hour before the start of the event. 

Collector David M. Kahn will speak about hand-painted kites, a unique genre of Mingei, which is little known in the U.S. and produced by a rapidly shrinking number of traditional craftsmen in Japan.

Kahn will focus on works that are included in an exhibition at Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art through March 23, 2014, with approximately 250 hand-painted kites dating primarily to the Showa period, along with related woodblock patterns, books, and other materials.  

This program is sponsored by the East Asian Art Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd (at Fairfax), Los Angeles CA 90036. (323) 857-6000  lacma.org
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