'William Morris: The History of Design'

/ Apr 17, 2018

'William Morris: The History of Design'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 21-July 16 A leading 19th-century English artist, poet and philosopher, William Morris (1834-1896) was a principle influence on the international arts and crafts movement, which sought to promote craftsmanship as a decorative art form during a time of post-industrial revolution mass production. His interior ...

'Shigeo Arai: Poems of Life'

/ Mar 27, 2018

'Shigeo Arai: Poems of Life'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 14-July 1 Early in his artistic career, the acclaimed Shigeo Arai mostly painted flowers and birds in oils. By the mid 1980s, however, his style became more colorful and experimental, and he produced more abstract and sculptural works. Now in his late 90s, he ...

'Emile Galle: Collecting Nature'

/ Mar 13, 2018

'Emile Galle: Collecting Nature'

by Yukari Tanaka

March 17-July 16 Inspired by botany and biology, Emile Galle (1846-1904), the symbolist and glass art pioneer, championed the use of natural organic forms drawn from nature, oceanography and sea ecology. By experimenting with technique, he created colorful and detailed works, usually with the central ...