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'Demitasse Cosmos: Glitter of Jewelry'

Feb 5, 2015

'Demitasse Cosmos: Glitter of Jewelry'

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Since coffee was their common interest, Yasuhiro and Tomiko Suzuki started collecting demitasse together after they were married more than 40 years ago. They bought one cup and saucer each month, accumulating a diverse collection of more than 500 sets. According to the couple, ...

'Best of The Best'

Jan 29, 2015

'Best of The Best'

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From its collection of around 2,500 pieces, the Bridgestone Museum’s “Best of The Best” includes works by major names such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne and Jackson Pollock. This exhibition looks back on the museum’s 63 years before it closes on May 18 for ...

'Line in the Sand: Paul Davis'

Jan 29, 2015

'Line in the Sand: Paul Davis'

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Social satire and ironic humor are the trademarks of British illustrator Paul Davis, whose characters are usually portrayed in scribbled lines and accompanied by handwritten phrases or dialog. With clients as big as IBM, Sony and Mercedes Benz, Davis has won various awards for ...

'Gabriel Orozco: Inner Cycles'

Jan 22, 2015

'Gabriel Orozco: Inner Cycles'

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To kick start their 20th anniversary year, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo is showcasing the work of Mexico-born contemporary artist Gabriel Orozco as one of their three special exhibitions opening this week. This will be Orozco’s first solo exhibition in Japan. Based in ...

'Jules Pascin Exhibition'

Jan 15, 2015

'Jules Pascin Exhibition'

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Traveling was a major source of inspiration for Jules Pascin (1885-1930), a painter who was of Italian-Serbian and Spanish heritage and born in Bulgaria. Educated in Vienna and then in Munich, he later moved to France, where in the 1920s he became a significant ...

'Quintet: Five-Star Artists'

Jan 8, 2015

'Quintet: Five-Star Artists'

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This second installment of the museum’s “Quintet” series features five Japanese up-and-coming artists — Naoko Tomioka, Fumie Hiratai, Etsuko Iwao, Ayako Mizumura and Aki Yamamoto. Seventy oil and acrylics artworks are being showcased under this year’s theme of resonance, with depictions of ethereal subject ...

'Ukiyo-e New Years Exhibition'

Dec 25, 2014

'Ukiyo-e New Years Exhibition'

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Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art will exhibit paintings from its collection, including works by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848), Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). These late-Edo Period artists painted masterpieces depicting beautiful women and landscapes of the era. Many of the selected works ...

'Captain Cook's Voyage and Banks' Florilegium'

Dec 18, 2014

'Captain Cook's Voyage and Banks' Florilegium'

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As the finale of a series of shows commemorating Bunkamura The Museum’s 25th anniversary, this exhibition features the florilegium works of Joseph Banks (1743-1820). Banks, a naturalist and botanist, was appointed as a member of the scientific expedition onboard Captain James Cook’s HMS Endeavour. ...

'17th Domani: The Art of Tomorrow'

Dec 11, 2014

'17th Domani: The Art of Tomorrow'

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For the past 47 years, Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs has run overseas study programs for young artists, providing opportunities for them to experience new environments and gain different perspectives. Having given more than 3,000 artists such opportunities, the program’s annual Domani exhibition highlights ...