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Dutch Modern Design: Rietveld / Bruna / Ado

Sep 13, 2016

Dutch Modern Design: Rietveld / Bruna / Ado

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Sept. 17-Nov. 23 During the late 19th to mid-20th-century, the Netherlands gained a global reputation as a center for innovative design — a position it maintains today. An exploration of Dutch design, this exhibition focuses on three great designers of that modern era: furniture ...

'Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lost Human Genetic Archive'

Aug 30, 2016

'Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lost Human Genetic Archive'

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Sept. 3-Nov. 13 For the opening exhibition of the rebranded Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (formerly the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography), acclaimed Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto asks us to reflect on our way of life and how it affects the environment. The New York-based ...

'Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art'

Aug 30, 2016

'Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art'

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Sept. 7-Oct. 30 This upcoming exhibition celebrating Japan’s Meiji Era (1868-1912) aims to live up to its name by setting out to amaze even the most erudite of art and culture fans. More than 100 works of traditional crafts from Meiji Japan — including ...

'Thomas Ruff'

Aug 16, 2016

'Thomas Ruff'

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Aug. 30-Nov. 13 Portraiture is much more than simply capturing smiles. Dusseldorf-based contemporary photographer Thomas Ruff’s giant, deliberately expressionless photos truly embody this sentiment. As Ruff’s first full retrospective in Japan, the exhibition showcases 125 works, drawn from 18 series, including his early work ...

'The Peter Rabbit Exhibition'

Aug 9, 2016

'The Peter Rabbit Exhibition'

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Aug. 9-Oct. 11 This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, the creator of Peter Rabbit, one of the most adored bunnies in Japan. In a collaboration with the U.K. The National Trust — whose Beatrix Potter Gallery houses the ...

'Scary Pictures of Ukiyo-e'

Aug 2, 2016

'Scary Pictures of Ukiyo-e'

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Aug. 2-Aug. 28 The game kimodameshi can be a scary way to chill your bones on a hot summer night. It involves daring a friend to venture into a supposedly haunted place and return with some kind of souvenir to prove their courage. The ...

'Hello, My Name is Paul Smith'

Jul 19, 2016

'Hello, My Name is Paul Smith'

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July 27-Aug. 23 This large-scale touring exhibition of renowned British fashion designer Paul Smith has just moved from its opening venue in Kyoto to The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo. Following the career of Smith, the exhibits reveal aspects of the designer’s life, including ...