Making Art at UNIQLO Faneuil Hall and Newbury St.
Making Art at UNIQLO Faneuil Hall and Newbury St.
Aug 22, 2019 SOCIAL INNOVATION
Supporting Japanese art and culture with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
UNIQLO has partnered with The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), to host a series of monthly art-making activities at UNIQLO’s Faneuil Hall and Newbury Street locations in Boston. This collaboration builds upon a 10-year partnership between the Museum and UNIQLO—a longtime supporter of arts and culture—that was established in 2017. Our latest event for August, brought together MFA instructors and UNIQLO customers, in a fun atmosphere, to create woodblock prints with iconic designs drawn from the museum's Japanese prints collection.

“By partnering with UNIQLO, the Museum is positioned to strengthen and enhance our long history with Japan in new and exciting ways,” said Katie Getchell, Chief Brand Officer and Deputy Director at the MFA. “Public programs available both at the Museum and in UNIQLO stores will offer the opportunity to engage new audiences with the vibrant legacy of Japanese art and culture.”

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A teacher demonstrates how the woodblock print process is done.

Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

One of the students utilizes the technique she's learned to make her very own print.

Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Another student rolls out the water-based ink needed to create the print.

Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

These kids show us how it's done!

Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

These iconic Japanese prints are reminiscent of the designs featured on our Edo Ukiyo-E graphic T-shirts that show the pop art style from the Edo Period, created by five artists of the time.
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About the UNIQLO and MFA partnership
UNIQLO became part of the Boston community in fall 2015 at historic Faneuil Hall, with five additional store openings that followed, including a location on Newbury Street. Since the launch of the MFA’s partnership with UNIQLO in the fall of 2017, educators from the Museum have hosted a range of art-making activities that are free and open to the public at the company’s stores throughout Massachusetts. This new series from April through October will consist of two sessions each month at UNIQLO locations with a different theme and activity that celebrates Japanese art and culture.