Dressing in a Kimono

To fulfill its mission to educate the public and celebrate traditional aesthetics, Japan House regularly invites experts such as Toshie Hasada from the Hakubi Kyoto Kimono School to share their expertise.

Backstage at Krannert Center

Dancers are movement artists and athletes who must make meticulous preparations before taking the stage so that they perform at the highest level, maintain focus, and develop the appropriate mental and emotional state to express themselves fully.

Photo by Natalie Fiol.

Mantle with Hummingbird Design

The intricately embroidered wool hummingbirds on this burial shroud suggest that it was made for a high-ranking member of the Nasca society. This brightly colored piece is part of Krannert Art Museum's extensive collection of works from the Americas.

Peru, Nasca (ca. 100 BCE). Mantle with hummingbird design (detail). Cotton, alpaca wool. Gift of Fred Olsen and the Art Acquisition Fund 1967-29-56. Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.

Come Home to Krannert Center

Reaching a milestone calls for an appropriate celebration, and Krannert Center didn't hold back when the big 5-0 rolled around. Regaling returning staff members, alumni, longtime donors, and community friends were Steve Dawson and the Jupiter Quartet.

Krannert Center

How big is it? Krannert Center covers two square blocks and can host more than 4000 people in a single night of singing, playing, dancing, eating, performing, working, and laughing.

Photo by Anna Longworth.

Berthe Morisot by Édouard Manet

Krannert Art Museum's holdings include more than 10,000 pieces ranging from contemporary works to those dating to 4000 BCE. This lithograph by Édouard Manet is part of its permanent collection of European art.

Édouard Manet (1832–1883), Berthe Morisot, 1872. Lithograph. Gift of James Russell Vaky 2002-1-1. Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.

Buddists Pray at Matsuri

To commemorate the end of summer, Japan House hosts Matsuri, where arts like taiko drumming, calligraphy, judo, and origami can be enjoyed alongside Asian food favorites, music, cosplay, ceremonies, and displays of traditional clothing and tea sets.

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