Art / Openings Outside Tokyo

OUTSIDE TOKYO

'Marimekko: Design, Fabric, Lifestyle'

IWAMI ART MUSEUM

by Megan Green

Staff Writer

April 23-July 11

Founded in 1951, the popular Finnish textile and clothing company Marimekko is well known for its bold colors and organic, vibrant designs, in particular its “Unikko” poppy print by Maija Isola. This exhibition, which first ran at The Museum of Art, Kochi, is now headed for the Iwami Art Museum in Shimane Prefecture.

More than 50 items, including fabrics, vintage dresses and accessories, will be showcased, along with Marimekko founder Armi Ratia’s hand-drawn sketches that provide insight on the creative direction of the brand.

This exhibition will travel to several locations in Japan until the end of 2017.

Iwami Art Museum; 5-15 Ariake-cho, Masuda, Shimane. Masuda Stn. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ¥1,000. Closed Tue. 0856-31-1860; www.grandtoit.jp/museum