Kinky Kimonos Galore

Okumura Masanobu, Yashiwara Client Enjoying the Company of a Courtesan and a Handsome Youth, 1730s. Woodblock printed book with hand-applied color. (John Chandler Bancroft Collection. Photo courtesy Worcester Art Museum.)
Just don’t be a ‘sour-lemon eater,’ or you’ll miss the fun at the Worcester Art Museum.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I went to Boston last week to see the Monet in Boston exhibition, the Museum of Fine Arts 150th anniversary show, and to visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. On the way home to ye olde Arlington in Vermont, I made a long, joyous stop at the Worcester Art Museum. The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design is its new show. It looks beautiful, is very educational, and it’s saucy. Who knew I’d find sex ’n’ style, proven winners, in Worcester?

Here’s a plot twist in today’s museum narrative. Worcester is a distinguished museum and pure pleasure unpolluted by

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