MoDA lends items to an exhibition at the House of Illustration in 2018 on textile designer, illustrator and printmaker Enid Marx (1902-1998).
During summer 2017, our Katagami in Practice project made an impact overseas. An exhibition, curated by MoDA’s Zoe Hendon and Serena Dyer, was hosted by Seika University in Kyoto, and the Oita Prefectural Museum in Japan. Japan and the Silver Studio This exhibition explored the influence of Japanese katagami stencils on Western art in the […]
MoDA holds one of the UK’s important collections of Japanese katagami stencils. Another significant collection can be found at ULITA, part of Leeds University. In 2017, ULITA held an exhibition which celebrated the art of the Japanese stencil or ‘katagami’. These stencils were used for dyeing designs onto clothing ranging from everyday worker’s garments to the […]
In 2016 we lent seven items to an exhibition at Compton Verney in Warwickshire. These included two photographs of interiors of the period, a swatch of contemporary paint colours, and several trade catalogues of furnishings and interior design. The exhibition explored the ways in which 1950s consumers were sold an aspirational lifestyle after the deprivations […]
Back in 2011, the V&A’s exhibition The Cult of Beauty explored the rise of the Aesthetic movement in Britain. Members of the Aesthetic movement – including artists such as Whistler, Rossetti and Leighton – wished to escape the ugliness they saw resulting from Britain’s Industrial Revolution; and wanted instead to create an escapist world of ‘Beauty’. […]
In 2012 some of the objects from MoDA’s collections were on show at an exhibition called Katagami Style in Japan It was shown at the Mitsubishi Ichikogan Museum, Tokyo, the National Museumof Modern Art, Kyoto, and the Mie Prefectural Art Museum. It was curated by three professors from the Japan Women’s University, the Bunka Gakuen University, and […]