Kubota Kimono Exhibition Goes To The Next Venue In Its North-American Tour: Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute

3rd July 2018

Following the incredibly successful exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto the Kubota collection travelled to its next destination – Upstate New York. The opening took place on 9th June at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica, NY with exclusive preview for the Institute’s members and patrons. It featured a Japanese themed reception, lecture about Kubota and guided tour by the exhibition curator Dr. Jacqueline Atkins and a performance by Japanese Taiko drummers.

Over 350 people travelled to Utica from all across Upstate New York and nearby states, Vermont and Massachusetts to witness such an rare and important event. The public showed an exceptional interest in Kubota art during the lecture and guided tour, appreciating the grandeur of the artist’s vision. Many members from the audience expressed their gratitude to the International Chodiev Foundation for the efforts in preserving the unique art and bringing it to the North American state for the first time.

“I am delighted that the Kubota exhibition had such a warm reception among the Canadian and American audiences. I know that many people remember the exhibition when it travelled to US and Canada over 20 years ago and I am very happy that the admirers of Kubota art had the opportunity to see his creations once again”, – said Patokh Chodiev.

The Institute has put a great effort in creating a unique atmosphere for this show constructing a Japanese gate for the entrance to the exhibition, an imitation of a Koi pond and creating educational hands-on workshops about the kimono creation process. The exhibition is open until September 2018.