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Art fanatics will find inspiration at the excellent Echigo-Tsumari Art Field where visitors find art in the hills of Niigata.

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Parco Museum Final Exhibitions I, II, III

Tokyo’s famous Shibuya Parco shopping mall will be closing for a planned three years from Aug. 7, but not before its lauded museum of pop culture puts on a series of three attendance-worthy exhibitions for shoppers to check out after perusing fashion goods. The ...

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The Setouchi Triennale promises to be the art event of the year, inviting hundreds of artists to a festival that spans 12 islands in the Seto Inland Sea including Naoshima, Japan’s art mecca.

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Setouchi Triennale 2016 Summer Session

Held every three years, the Setouchi Triennale — also known as the Setouchi International Art Festival — is a contemporary art festival showcasing new and existing artwork from Japanese and overseas artists in three seasonal sessions. This summer’s session will exhibit artwork on several ...

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Detroit Institute of Arts Exhibition

To mark the 55th anniversary of the sister-city affiliation between Detroit, Michigan, and Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, this exhibition brings together 52 European masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts, 15 of which are being displayed in Japan for the first time. This includes post-impressionist ...

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Lithuanian-born American artist Ben Shahn is best known for his expression of radical, anti-authoritarian and individualistic ideas through works that depicted the political and social injustices of the 1930s. As a mixed-media artist, he experimented with illustration, graphic design, photography, murals and more. This ...

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Miyagawa Kozan Retrospective

As a leading ceramist during the Meiji and Taisho years, Miyagawa Kozan is most famous for developing a new technique called taka-ukibori (sculptural relief). These works, which were designed to appeal to Western visitors to Japan, introduced a decorative three-dimensional aspect to Japanese-style pottery, ...

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Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France

The French term “toile de jouy” translates as the “cloth from Jouy-en-Josas,” a chintz-producing town in the south-west suburbs of Paris, and it refers to a specific style of textile that was used for both clothing and furnishings. These monochromatic printed textiles were originally ...

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Pearls of Belgian Modern Art

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 of cultural influence ...

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