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'Guercino'

Feb 26, 2015

'Guercino'

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March 3-May 31 Despite fame during his time, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591-1666), best known as Guercino, was later dismissed and forgotten as artists began to reject academic traditions and genres shifted. Since the mid-20th century, however, there has been a rediscovery and re-appreciation of ...

'Kawaii: Cute Girls in Ukiyo-e'

Feb 19, 2015

'Kawaii: Cute Girls in Ukiyo-e'

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March 1-26 Girl’s fashion in Tokyo’s Harajuku district has become a notable symbol of contemporary Japanese kawaii (cute) culture. However, it may come as a surprise to find out that the roots of kawaii trends are far older. On show at Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial ...

'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, ...