SHOWING NOW

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Sense of Humor

When art director Katsumi Asaba traveled around the world, he found that humor played an important role in his communication with others and his perception of objects. Likewise, he chooses to express his own sense of humor through his designs and personal collection of ...

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Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848), a group of English painters, poets and critics who wanted to reform the British art scene. The Pre-Raphaelites dismissed popular mannerist stylized imagery and instead championed detail, realism and the ...

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Shu Kubo Kiri-e Exhibition: Paper Japonism

Based in New York since 2010, artist Shu Kubo first learned about kiri-e (Japanese paper-cutting art) while he was studying architecture at college and creating collage-like renderings of buildings. Inspired, he taught himself the technique and has since established a unique method of overlaying colored ...

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Realms of Color: The Creation by Ernst Haas

A pioneer of color photography, Austria-born American photographer Ernst Haas (1921-86) was one of the most influential photographers of his time. He helped establish color photography as a form of artistic expression during the 1950s and was often referred to as "the magician of ...

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Shape of Kisei

The Japanese word "kisei" has multiple meanings, including "spirit," "established," "regulation" and "homecoming," leaving the impressions and feelings associated with the word differing among people. Using "kisei" as inspiration, 91 contemporary artisans specializing in metalware, pottery, glass and woodwork present handcrafted pieces in an exhibition ...

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Tahi Saihate: Exhibiting Poetry

Poet Tahi Saihate is one of the Yokohama's Museum of Art's New Artist Picks (NAP) for its series of emerging artist exhibitions. She first began expressing herself through poetry on the internet while still in middle school, which led to the publication of her ...

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Errol Le Cain, The Enchanter of Images

Born in Singapore, Errol Le Cain (1941-1989) spent his early childhood in India until he moved to the U.K. by himself at the age of 17 to study animation. Settled in the U.K. until his death, Le Cain's first self-authored picture book was the ...

CLOSING SOON

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The Universe Consists of Dots and Lines

Three artists, all associated with the Shonan area of Kanagawa Prefecture, have been brought together for this exhibition focusing on the expressive potential of dots and lines in contemporary art. Minako Ishikawa's finely painted lines subtly change from one color to the next to in ...

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Direct Perception by Soetsu Yanagi

Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961), a scholar who specialized in the philosophy of religion, was also a theorist and aesthetician credited for spearheading the mingei (Japanese folk crafts) movement. He is recognized as one of the first people to acknowledge the beauty and skill behind Korean ...

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Architectural and Spatial Works Designed for Children

When the modern education system in Japan was established during the Meiji Era (1868-1912), the first school facilities were architecturally based on Western-style buildings. Throughout the ages, schools developed to steel-reinforced concrete buildings, with the introduction of open-classroom teaching during the 1970s. This exhibition chronologically ...

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