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Designed to Mobilize - Japanese "Propaganda" Kimonos

1/26/2019 to 5/4/2019

Event Description

Japanese 'Propaganda' Kimonos Focus of Funk Center Show Opening January 26th 2019.

The exhibition features over 75 historic textiles, including the iconography and motifs displayed on objects manufactured as propaganda from 1931-1945.

David Miller will discuss the military motifs featured in Japanese propaganda textiles and highlight the interesting parallels that developed between the U.S. and Japan leading up to World War II. Biplanes, artillery, and battleships depicted on clothing offer a unique glimpse into a controversial and transformative history.

Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
150 W. University Blvd
Melbourne FL 32901