Marie-Antoinette, a Queen in Versailles

Oct 18, 2016

Marie-Antoinette, a Queen in Versailles

Oct. 25-Feb. 26 The life of Marie Antoinette — the French queen infamous for her penchant for extravagance in fashion and the arts — is explored in this comprehensive exhibition revealing her lavish and ultimately doomed life. Around 150 works of art and furnishings ...

The Anatomy of Colors

Oct 18, 2016

The Anatomy of Colors

Oct. 22-Dec. 18 This exhibition showcases the complicated process of creating colored pigments by taking a close look at the materials used to produce the vibrant woodblock prints of the Edo Period (1603-1868). Around 100 works, including original and replica kuniezu (provincial maps of ...

The Play Since 1967: Beyond Unknown Currents

Oct 18, 2016

The Play Since 1967: Beyond Unknown Currents

Oct. 22-Jan. 15 The Play is a Kansai-based art collective — whose members are constantly changing — that has been staging art happenings since 1967. The collective currently comprises five members: Ikemizu Keiichi, Kobayashi Shinichi, Suzuki Yoshinobu, Nii Seiji and Miki Tetsuo. Its projects ...

Pierre Alechinsky

Oct 11, 2016

Pierre Alechinsky

Oct. 19-Dec. 8 Belgian artist Pierre Alechinsky is best known for his distinctive and powerful brushwork that effortlessly shifts between the figurative and abstract. After making a name for himself in the postwar art world as a member of the avant-garde art collective Cobra, ...

Sakamoto Ryoma: Japan's Favorite Hero

Oct 11, 2016

Sakamoto Ryoma: Japan's Favorite Hero

Oct. 15-Nov. 27 Sakamoto Ryoma, undoubtedly one of Japan’s most influential and revered historical figures, played an essential role in the overthrow of the Edo Period (1603-1868) feudal shogunate, and helped pave the way toward the establishment of the Meiji government. A popular swordsman, ...

Boom Boom Satellites vocalist dies at 47

Oct 11, 2016

Boom Boom Satellites vocalist dies at 47

The Japanese music scene suffered a major loss in the morning of Oct. 9 with the passing of Boom Boom Satellites lead vocalist Michiyuki Kawashima, 47, according to an announcement on the duo’s official website posted earlier Tuesday. The band announced last year that ...

Van Gogh and Gauguin: Reality and Imagination

Oct 4, 2016

Van Gogh and Gauguin: Reality and Imagination

Oct. 8-Dec. 18 The legacies of two art luminaries are joining for one of this year’s most anticipated exhibitions in Japan. While Vincent van Gogh strived to depict reality through powerful brushwork and vivid colors, Paul Gauguin sought to portray a world invisible to ...