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Leonard Foujita et ses modeles

Sep 13, 2016

Leonard Foujita et ses modeles

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Sept. 17-Jan. 15 While still in his 20s, Leonard Foujita (1886-1968) left Japan to settle in France, where, as a prolific painter, he quickly became a darling of the Parisian art world. Living through both World War I and II, Foujita painted a range ...

'Leiji Matsumoto and Miyako Maki'

Sep 6, 2016

'Leiji Matsumoto and Miyako Maki'

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Sept. 10-Nov. 20 In a match made in manga heaven, two of Japan’s most popular illustrators have combined their portfolios for an upcoming exhibition that is sure to please manga, anime and art fans. Leiji Matsumoto is best known for his space operas, such ...

'Modern Genre Painting'

Aug 30, 2016

'Modern Genre Painting'

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Sept. 3-Oct. 23 “Genre painting,” the depiction of ordinary people in domestic situations and everyday activities, is ambiguous in nature. This exhibition sheds light on the varied topics and content of modern genre painting by featuring five different themes that cover landscapes, cities, artists’ ...

'Yokoo Maniarism Vol.1'

Aug 9, 2016

'Yokoo Maniarism Vol.1'

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Aug. 6-Nov. 27 Tadanori Yokoo, the eponymous artist of this Kobe museum, is one of Japan’s most internationally recognized artists. Born in Nishikawa, Hyogo Prefecture, Yokoo is best known for his vibrant poster and album-cover colored illustrations. This exhibition peeks into his personal world ...

'The Quay Brothers Phantom Museums'

Jul 19, 2016

'The Quay Brothers Phantom Museums'

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July 23-Oct. 10 Twins Steven and Timothy Quay, better known as the Quay Brothers or Brothers Quay, are two of the most influential stop-motion animators. Born in America but based in London, the Quay Brothers show strong European influences in their work, which has ...

'Pearls of Belgian Modern Art'

Jul 5, 2016

'Pearls of Belgian Modern Art'

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July 2-Aug 25 To commemorate 150 years of friendship between Japan and Belgium, the Himeji City Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition showcasing Belgian modern art. Often called the “crossroads of Europe,” bordering the Netherlands, Germany and France, Belgium has a long history ...