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Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil

June 11 @ 11:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until June 11, 2017

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Carp Ascending a Waterfall. Japanese, 19th-early 20th century. Mulberry paper coated with persimmon tannin, silk webbing; thrust carving. Gift of Virginia Tobin.

Until June 11, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is displaying Japanese paper stencils, or katagami, which are the pattern-bearing tools used in a resist-dyeing textile process known as katazome. Despite their utilitarian role, katagami, with their striking patterns, have long captivated Western collectors and artists. The katagami collection at the SantaBarbara Museum of Art was first established with the gift of 75 stencils from the estate of Lockwood de Forest (1850–1932), a key figure in the American Aesthetic movement who was at one time a business partner of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

This event is open Wednesday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.