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Do You Love Me?

Do You Love Me?

Using textiles, photography and video, this group exhibition focuses on relationships between mothers, fathers and children. Annie Bungeroth used photography in her series ‘Fred’ to create an intimate observation of her father’s dementia and found that through this process their relationship was also able to ...

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Reading Leo Lionni, Again **

Reading Leo Lionni, Again **

For kids, Swimmy — a smart black fish among red siblings — is a familiar eponymous character from a Leo Lionni picture book that is widely read at elementary schools in Japan. Lionni (1910-99) wrote his first children’s book, “Little Blue and Little Yellow,” ...

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Joseph Cornell: Collage & Montage

Joseph Cornell: Collage & Montage

American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) is well-known for his assemblage artworks — surrealist arrangements of objects that he collected and framed inside handmade wooden boxes. These 3D collages used clippings from books, photographs, various everyday objects and found items. His film works were also montages, ...

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Moomin the Art and the Story

Moomin the Art and the Story

Tove Marika Jansson (1914-2001) was born to a family of artists — her father was a sculptor and her mother an illustrator/designer. In 1945, as a form of escapism from World War II, Tove wrote and illustrated her first Moomin book, a depiction of ...

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Rut Bryk: Touch of a Butterfly

Rut Bryk: Touch of a Butterfly

Finnish artist Rut Bryk (1916-1999) was a pioneer of modern Finnish ceramic art and was particularly well-known for her designs for the ceramics brand Arabia. Throughout her career she explored various styles, ranging from expressionist ceramic wall tiles to large-scale abstract mosaic murals, and ...

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Points and Lines, Color, Shape: Art of Shimane

Points and Lines, Color, Shape: Art of Shimane

The Iwami Art Museum's collection of acquisitions ranges from ancient objects to contemporary artworks, including paintings, crafts, sculpture, photography, video, fashion magazines, clothing and accessories from across the world. To complement its works celebrating the traditions and cultural properties of Shimane Prefecture, the museum presents ...

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Sense of Humor

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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Stranger Than Fiction: Taking Creation Beyond Location

Stranger Than Fiction: Taking Creation Beyond Location

Last year, The Towada Art Center launched "Where is Chiiki?," a project looking at the diversity and challenges of chiiki (regional) artworks, produced by Japanese artists collaborating with local communities. For this exhibition, two artists and one art group are presenting their latest collaborations ...

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