1870s-Kimono Refashioned!; Newark Museum (January 6, 2019)—A group of JWF members met at the Newark Museum on the final day of this extraordinary show. The exhibit showcased the impact of Japanese garments, textiles, design and aesthetics on global fashions created by internationally recognized designers such as John Galliano, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen and Issey Miyake.
Kara Walker, Virginia’s Lynch Mob and Other Works; Montclair Art Museum (December 20, 2018)—JWF members and guests participated in a private tour of the Kara Walker exhibit led by docent Cheryl Slutzky. Kara Walker is a leading contemporary artist best known for her innovative use of the silhouette form. Walker explores issues of race, gender, sexuality, and violence in American history and contemporary culture.