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Home in the Expanded Field

In this group exhibition, with work by artists from Japan, Britain and Malaysia, ‘home’ is explored as an unstable or elusive concept. The connotations of security, belonging or familiarity, are taken to task by Hana Sakuma, John L Tran, Rie Iwatake & Jun’ya Kataoka, ...

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Paddington Bear

It was a teddy bear that writer Michael Bond gave to his wife as a Christmas gift that inspired “A Bear Called Paddington,” which was published in 1958 to become the first of a hugely popular series of children’s books. Now, the lovable bear, ...

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Harunobu from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Ukiyo-e artist Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770) is known for his invention of nishiki-e (brocade pictures), the polychrome woodblock print. In his own work he often portrayed young lovers, mothers, children and everyday scenes in poetic and sophisticated images. This exhibition brings together a collection of masterpieces, including rare ...

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William Morris: The History of Design

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 designs brought ...

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Matsudaira Fumai: Daimyo, Tea Master, Aesthete

Matsudaira Fumai (1751-1818), the seventh Matsudaira family daimyo of the Matsue Domain, is celebrated for successfully reforming the domain's governance while also advocating cultural innovation. Under the name of Fumai, he later became recognized as a master of the Japanese tea ceremony and, as ...

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Diane Claeys Collection: Antique Lace

Lace was once a luxury embellishment that was highly valued by European royals and nobles, and a symbol of wealth and power. With advances in technology, handmade needle or bobbin lace is now rare, but machine-made lace has yet to be able to recreate ...

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Kyotographie 2018: Up

The sixth edition of Kyotographie, Kyoto’s annual celebration of local and international photography, which opens in venues across the city on April 14, is titled “Up.” This year, the collection of exhibitions address France-Japan relations: the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations ...

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Flore d’Odilon Redon

Odilon Redon (1840-1916) — the French painter, printmaker and draughtsman — unlike the impressionist artists of his time, focused on the mysterious aspects of dreams and fantasy. Bringing together works from collections at the Musee d'Orsay; Musee des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux; Petit Palais, Musee des ...

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