Art / Openings In Tokyo

‘Lithography: Around the Stone’

MUSASHINO ART UNIVERSITY MUSEUM & LIBRARY

by Yukari Tanaka

May 21-Aug. 19

The work of 10 contemporary print artists have been brought together for this exhibition highlighting the characteristics of lithography, showcasing modern printing techniques, new perspectives and unique artistic expressions.

At the end of the 18th century, the invention of lithography introduced a new planographic approach to printing. The use of lithographic stones spread rapidly between the 19th and 20th centuries and quickly became a medium for art. Later, zinc and aluminum plates were introduced as more convenient alternatives. Like intaglio and relief printing, lithography is still a popular medium for art today.

Musashino Art University Museum & Library; 1-736 Ogawa-cho, Kodaira, Tokyo. Kokubunji Stn. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Sat. till 5 p.m.). Free. Closed Sun., holidays, May 11-17. 042-342-6003; mauml.musabi.ac.jp/en