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'Cruising around Edo'

/ Jun 27, 2017

'Cruising around Edo'

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July 1-July 23 Old Edo (present-day Tokyo), surrounded by rivers and its huge bay, was often referred to as the "city of water." During the Edo Period (1603-1868), its conduits were a primary means of transport — locals sailed, boats were used like taxis and ...

'Arcimboldo: Nature into Art'

/ Jun 20, 2017

'Arcimboldo: Nature into Art'

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June 20- Sept. 24 Well known for his unusual allegorical portraits, Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593) was born in Milan, Italy, but worked in Vienna and Prague during the latter half of the 16th century. His paintings, in which his subjects are portrayed through cipher-like collages of ...

'The Winds of Suiboku-ga: Hasegawa Tohaku and Sesshu'

/ Jun 6, 2017

'The Winds of Suiboku-ga: Hasegawa Tohaku and Sesshu'

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June 10-July 17 During the Muromachi Period (1338-1573), the Zen monk Sesshu (1420-1506) was the first Japanese to study the historical artistic expression of suiboku-ga, ink-brush painting that came to Japan from Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) China. Suiboku-ga continued to develop during the Momoyama Period (1573-1603) under ...

'Keiichi Tahara: Les Sens'

/ Jun 6, 2017

'Keiichi Tahara: Les Sens'

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June 9-July 9 Award-winning photographer Keiichi Tahara began his artistic career in France, living there from 1971 to 2006. Fascinated by natural light, he initially took photographs that focused on details of light shining through and casting shadows in architectural spaces. Later he went on ...

'The Woodcut World of Asano Takeji'

/ May 16, 2017

'The Woodcut World of Asano Takeji'

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May 20-July 2 Takeji Asano (1900-99) first gained acclaim as a landscape ukiyo-e woodblock print artist at the age of 31, when he completed his "New Urban Landscapes" series of Osaka and Kyoto views. Though he continued to use traditional techniques throughout his career, he ...

'Rina Matsudaira: Insider-Out'

/ May 16, 2017

'Rina Matsudaira: Insider-Out'

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May 22-June 30 A graduate of nihonga (Japanese-style painting) from the Kyoto City University of Arts, Rina Matsudaira focuses on the notion of distance. She deconstructs artistic processes and techniques to explore distances between dream and reality, classical art and emotional expression, and the inconsistencies ...