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'Transcendent Artful Embroidery II'

Apr 14, 2015

'Transcendent Artful Embroidery II'

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April 18-June 28 From designs on Rococo-era men’s gowns of 18th-century Europe to the elaborate decoration of French haute-couture dresses of the early 20th century, the eclectic uses and styles of embroidery from around the globe have been brought together at the Kobe Fashion ...

'Cezanne'

Apr 7, 2015

'Cezanne'

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April 4-Sept. 27 Both Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse once described Paul Cezanne as “the father of all of us,” with Matisse even going as far as calling him “a sort of God of painting.” Around 20 works by Cezanne featured in this exhibition, ...

'Keith Haring Multiplexism'

Mar 26, 2015

'Keith Haring Multiplexism'

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March 21-Jan. 4, 2016 “Keith Haring Multiplexism” explores diverse expressions involving modern Internet technology visible in Haring’s works using six key phrases: future primitive, art and fashion, HIV/AIDS: arts and activism, children, Japanese culture and art history. Haring’s work is also being displayed in ...

'Billowing Light: Ishida Takashi'

Mar 26, 2015

'Billowing Light: Ishida Takashi'

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March 28-May 31 This is the first major solo exhibition of Takashi Ishida, winner of the 2007 “Most Promising Young Talent Prize” at the Goto Commemorative Culture Awards. Ishida has gained acclaim for his work in experimental film and contemporary art, with well-known film ...

'Art Brut of Shiga'

Feb 26, 2015

'Art Brut of Shiga'

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March 3-15 During the postwar era, many social welfare establishments were created in Shiga Prefecture, including the child welfare facility Omi Gakuen, which was founded by Kazuo Itoga, Ichiji Tamura and Taro Ikeda in 1946. One of the then-unique activities of Omi Gaukuen was ...

'Hina Matsuri and Japanese Dolls'

Feb 12, 2015

'Hina Matsuri and Japanese Dolls'

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Feb. 21-April 7 To celebrate the upcoming Hinamatsuri (Girls Day Festival) on March 3, the Kyoto National Museum is holding an exhibition of historical Hinamatsuri dolls, which are traditionally given to newborn girls. Due to the construction of the museum’s new wing, it’s been ...