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‘Art Arch Hiroshima 2013′

HIROSHIMA PREFECTURAL ART MUSEUM

by Alisa Yamasaki

Staff Writer

Three museums in Hiroshima Prefecture — the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, the Hiroshima Museum of Art and the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art — are joining forces this summer to hold “Art Arch Hiroshima,” a set of exhibitions, each based on the theme of “peace and hope.”

As institutions that supported Hiroshima’s cultural recovery after World War II, the three museums recognize a need for Japan to experience peace and hope as it continues to recover from the 2011 disasters in the Tohoku region.

Each of the museums will also focus on Isamu Noguchi as a key artist, paying homage to his struggle as a Japanese American during World War II and his efforts to bridge the two cultures through his life and artistic works; July 20-Oct. 14.

Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 082-221-6246, www1.hpam-unet.ocn.ne.jp; Hiroshima Museum of Art, 082-223-2530, www.hiroshima-museum.jp; and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art;,082-264-1121 www.hiroshima-moca.jp. For more information visit art-arch-hiroshima.jp.