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'Toward a Design Museum Japan'

Oct 23, 2013

'Toward a Design Museum Japan'

by Jordan Sievers

Design is integral to just about every aspect of our lives. It influences us daily— from our everyday interactions to abstract ideas. Today, design museums not only archive and showcase works, but recognize their roles as platforms for dialog, discussion and retrospective thought. Since ...

'Architecture for Dogs'

Oct 23, 2013

'Architecture for Dogs'

by Jordan Sievers

Despite being “man’s best friend,” we rarely design our world around the happiness of dogs. Under the direction of designer Kenya Hara, this exhibition seeks to rectify that neglect and explore new perceptions of modern architecture — to the scale of canine tenants. Thirteen ...

'Alfons Mucha Unknown'

Oct 16, 2013

'Alfons Mucha Unknown'

by Jordan Sievers

Alphonse Mucha, born in Moravia (now a part of the present-day Czech Republic) is best known for his theatrical decoration, oil paintings, posters and stamps. He began his career in Paris as an illustrator, where his poster design for the 1894 play “Gismonda,” starring ...

'150 Years of Modern  Japanese Music'

Oct 9, 2013

'150 Years of Modern Japanese Music'

by Jordan Sievers

After the Meiji Restoration of 1868, as Japan continued to open its ports to trade, the government also introduced Western music to education curriculums as part of its attempt to construct a more modern, globalized nation. This exhibition showcases the drastic changes in music ...

'Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist in Modern Paris'

Oct 9, 2013

'Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist in Modern Paris'

by Jordan Sievers

Despite his relatively short artistic career of two decades, the 19th-century painter Gustave Caillebotte became famous as a popular French Impressionist, alongside the likes of Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir. He became particularly well-known for fine, detailed brushwork, and usually painted scenes of upper-class ...

'Turner from the Tate:  The Makings of a Master'

Oct 2, 2013

'Turner from the Tate: The Makings of a Master'

by Jordan Sievers

British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner’s experimental style allowed him to become one of the most prominent artistic figures of 19th-century Romanticism. This exhibition reflects the diversity of Turner’s talents and offers a comprehensive overview of some of his most famous paintings. Special attention ...