'Natsuyuki Nakanishi'

/ Sep 19, 2017

'Natsuyuki Nakanishi'

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Sept. 15-Oct. 28 Before moving on to abstract painting, Natsuyuki Nakanishi (1935-2016) began his artistic career in 1959 by adopting Neo-Dadaist theories into object-based works. He was a co-founder of the experimental and anti-establishment Hi Red Center (1962-64) collective of artists, which included Jiro Takamatsu ...

'Aoyama Satoru: News from Nowhere'

/ Sep 19, 2017

'Aoyama Satoru: News from Nowhere'

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Sept. 20-Oct. 21 Satoru Aoyama explores the relationship between textile arts and gender issues, often referencing contemporary fashion and pop culture icons influenced by 19th-century art and culture. Taking its title from a utopian novel written by the English poet and artist William Morris (1834-1896), this ...

/ Sep 5, 2017

'Marc Chagall: The Third Dimension'

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Sept. 16-Dec. 3 Though Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is famous for his paintings and prints, he is less well-known his sculptural pieces. Chagall began making ceramic sculptures at the age of 63, and despite working at a time when sculpting was being revolutionized by the likes of ...

/ Sep 5, 2017

'The Living Treasures of France'

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Sept. 12-Nov. 26 In 1994 the French Ministry of Culture established the award and title Maitre d'Art (Master of Art), the French equivalent of Japan's Living National Treasure, in an effort to promote artistic innovation and help preserve and pass down the skills of traditional ...

'The Mahaprajnaparamita-sutra and Japanese Zen Buddhism: From The Gotoh Museum Collection — Paintings, Calligraphy and Ceramics'

/ Aug 15, 2017

'The Mahaprajnaparamita-sutra and Japanese Zen Buddhism: From The Gotoh Museum Collection — Paintings, Calligraphy and Ceramics'

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Aug. 26-Oct. 15 For the purpose of exploring the world of beauty in Zen Buddhism, this exhibition stages around 60 artifacts that include important cultural properties and art treasures between the Nara (710-794) and Edo (1603-1868) periods, including drawings of high monks, old sutras (Mahaprajnaparamita-sutra), ...

'Specters by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi'

/ Aug 1, 2017

'Specters by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi'

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July 29-Aug. 27 Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), one of the leading ukiyo-e artists during the Meiji Era (1868-1912), was well known for his diversity of subjects ranging from historical figures to bijin-ga (images of beautiful women). Throughout his life Tsukioka also depicted yōkai (supernatural beings), and it ...