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VOL37.1 2014

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m use um s & g alle ri e s of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp celebrating its three hundred fiftieth anniversary. The exhibition highlights various aspects of Antwerp fashion education during the first fifty years of its existence: the department's specific curriculum and its education and evaluation methods, the importance of graphic design in fashion, the various generations of students and their careers, the friendship and emergence of the 'Antwerp Six' (Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Walter Van Beirendonck, Marina Yee, Dirk Bikkembergs) and Martin Margiela, and the graduation projects of some of the most noteworthy alumni. Nationalestraat 28, Antwerp 2000, Belgium; 32.3.470.2770; www.momu.be/en. CANADA THE TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA hosts "From Geisha to Diva: The Kimonos of Ichimaru" through April 11, 2014. The life of Ichimaru (1906-1997), one of the most famous geishas of the twentieth century due to her exceptional singing voice, is told through this collection of her kimonos and other personal effects. In the 1930s, Ichimaru left geishahood to pursue an illustrious career as a full-time recording artist, but even as a diva, she continued to perform in full geisha regalia. Ichimaru's handcrafted kimonos reveal her style and taste over several decades, offering a glimpse into the life and times of an icon of Japanese popular culture. 55 Centre Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 2H5, Canada; 416.599.5321; www.textilemuseum.ca. FINLAND THE DESIGN MUSEUM features the work of Henrik Vibskov through May 11, 2014. Originally from the Danish countryside, Henrik Vibskov (1972) graduated from Central Saint Martins in London in 2001. Since then, he has designed over twenty collections to become an important Nordic fashion designer on an international scale. Although Vibskov creates fashions for both men and women, he also designs collections of fashionable accessories in a playful spirit. Vibskov is also known for his installations in the visual arts, which often serve as the sets of fashions shows. Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki, Finland, 00130; 35.89.622.0540; www.designmuseum.fi. FRANCE MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS presents "In The Line Of Sight: Contemporary Jewellery In France" through March 2, 2014. This exhibition is also a tour of the museum's THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM presents "Jewels by JAR" through March 9, 2014. This exhibition features more than four hundred works by the twentieth-century jewelry designer, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR. Born in New York and educated at Harvard, Rosenthal moved to Paris soon after his graduation in 1966 and began to experiment with jewelrymaking. JAR opened in 1978 on the Place Vendôme. The exhibition is the first devoted to a contemporary artist of gems at the Metropolitan Museum and features a selection of JAR's finest pieces. He is known for his pavé technique—the setting of small stones so close together that they appear as a continuous surface of jewels—and uses subtle gradations of color to create a painterly effect. The exhibition is the first retrospective of his work in America; the only other major exhibition of Rosenthal's work was held in 2002 at Somerset House in London. Shown are "Tulip" brooch, "Multicolored Handkerchief" earrings and "Zebra" brooch. 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10028; 212.535.7710; www.metmuseum.org. 29 ORNAMENT 37.1.2013 THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM of Art

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