Saturday, April 4, 2009

Saturday Arts 040409

The Art of Kimono Dressing NYTimes
Learning to Don Traditional Japanese Attire. How to put on a kimono, a task almost impossible to complete alone.

The Strange Tale of a Chinese Emperor’s French Prints By SOUREN MELIKIAN, Int'l Herald-Tribune
Of all the East-West encounters, few are as strange as the story at the heart of the Louvre show of 30 French 18th-century prints on view until May 18.

From the Deep, a Diva With Many Faces By HOLLAND COTTER, NYTimes
“Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas” at the National Museum of African Art in Washington is as rousing as a drum roll, as piquant as a samba.
Slide Show: An African Mermaid

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