Organized by The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., the presentation of The Kimono Inspiration at the Parrish will be enhanced by works from The Museum's collection, including Chase's Girl in Blue Kimono (c. 1888) and Alice in the Shinnecock Studio (c. 1900), as well as Irving Ramsey Wiles's Costume Study (1885) and photographs from the William Merritt Chase Archives showing the Chase family's love for things Japanese.
The Kimono Inspiration: Art and Art-to-Wear in America has been organized by
The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., in cooperation with The Spencer Museum
of Art, University of Kansas. The Textile Museum is grateful to the
following foundations, corporations and individuals for support of this
exhibition: The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; The Richard &
Rosalee C. Davison Foundation, Inc.; Neiman Marcus; The T. Backer Fund,
Inc., The Rau Foundation; Friends of Fiber Art International; Hecht's; Mr.
and Mrs. Carl S. Gewirz; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Rosenfeld; and members of
The Kimono Inspiration: Art and Art-to-Wear in America Support Committee.