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'Mary Cassatt Retrospective'

Jun 28, 2016

'Mary Cassatt Retrospective'

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Until Sept.11 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, ...

'Salvador Dali'

Jun 28, 2016

'Salvador Dali'

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July 1-Sept. 4 One of the most prominent Spanish surrealist painters of the 20th century, Salvador Dali is best known for his striking and dream-like imagery and his flamboyant mustache. More than 200 of Dali’s works will be brought to the Kyoto Museum of ...

'The World of M.C. Escher'

May 31, 2016

'The World of M.C. Escher'

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June 7-July 10 Perhaps best-known for his mind-boggling optical illusions, Maurits Cornelis Escher (M.C. Escher) illustrated books, designed postage stamps and produced close to 450 lithographs, woodcuts and engravings, and well over 2,000 drawings and sketches. His most famous works include the “Ascending and ...

'Spaceship Susumu Shingu'

May 31, 2016

'Spaceship Susumu Shingu'

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June 4-July 10 Nature and the movement of elements are the main inspirations behind Susumu Shingu’s work, which include huge geometric kinetic sculptures that sway with the movement of water, wind and air currents. For this exhibition, however, the 78-year-old artist looks to the ...

'Chihiro's Sketch Journey'

May 17, 2016

'Chihiro's Sketch Journey'

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Until July 11 Renowned for her charming paintings and picture-book illustrations of flowers and children, Chihiro Iwasaki found particular pleasure in creating artworks while traveling. Always working to the theme of “peace and happiness for children,” she found inspiration through her explorations in Japan, ...

'Miyagawa Kozan Retrospective'

May 10, 2016

'Miyagawa Kozan Retrospective'

Until July 31 As a leading ceramist during the Meiji and Taisho years, Miyagawa Kozan is most famous for developing a new technique called taka-ukibori (sculptural relief). These works, which were designed to appeal to Western visitors to Japan, introduced a decorative three-dimensional aspect ...