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SHIGA

“Summer Kid’s Museum 2011 From the Permanent Collection”

The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga

by Tomoko Hori

Staff Writer

The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, has been holding its “Summer Kid’s Museum” series of introductory art exhibitions annually since 2001. This year, the theme is “Art is full of hide-and-seeks,” and explores hidden elements in nihonga (Japanese-style paintings) and contemporary art works.

Explanatory panels are set up in the gallery space and quiz worksheets are provided. Viewers are given hints to help find elements such as human figures, objects, letters, words and diagrams in art works, and compare expressions in works that are created with the same subject. In total, 39 works are on show. Admission for elementary and junior high school students is free; till Sept. 4.

The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga; (077) 543-2111; 1740-1 Ogaya-cho, Seta Minami, Otsu, Shiga; take a bus bound for Shiga Idai from Seta Station, JR Biwako Line, and get off at Bunka Zone-mae bus stop. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥450. Closed Mon. www.shiga-kinbi.jp.