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Modern Genre Painting

“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’ ateliers and more. ...

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lost Human Genetic Archive

For the opening exhibition of the rebranded Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (formerly the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography), acclaimed Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto asks us to reflect on our way of life and how it affects the environment. The New York-based photographer’s thought-provoking show, ...

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 ...

Thomas Ruff

Portraiture is much more than simply capturing smiles. Dusseldorf-based contemporary photographer Thomas Ruff’s giant, deliberately expressionless photos truly embody this sentiment. As Ruff’s first full retrospective in Japan, the exhibition showcases 125 works, drawn from 18 series, including his early work “Interieurs” and his ...

The Peter Rabbit Exhibition

This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, the creator of Peter Rabbit, one of the most adored bunnies in Japan. In a collaboration with the U.K. The National Trust — whose Beatrix Potter Gallery houses the largest collection of ...

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Modern Beauty: Art & Fashion in France

French fashion and cosmetics are the subjects of the Pola Art Foundation’s 20th-anniversary commemorative exhibition, which focuses on 19th- and 20th-century paintings from the museum’s own collection. This was an innovative era for fashion, one that saw improvements in textile manufacturing, garment distribution through ...

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 ...

Pixar: 30 Years of Animation

For decades, Pixar has captured the imagination of children and their parents with their animated films, bringing to life popular toys in “Toy Story,” furry creatures in “Monsters Inc.” and exotic fish in “Finding Nemo.” To celebrate Pixar’s 30th anniversary, this retrospective of the CGI ...

Mary Cassatt Retrospective

It has been more than 35 years since a large-scale show of impressionist artist Mary Cassatt’s work has been shown in Japan, making this retrospective of 80 works a must-see for fans. The exhibition includes oil paintings, pastels, prints and drawings, which, unlike many ...

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