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BUNKAMURA

Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 22, 2019
The glitz and glamour of the Liechtensteins
For "A Jewel Box from Europe: Treasures from the collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein," Bunkamura, The Museum, has brought over 120 pieces from the collection for a rare visit to Japan — only once before have items from the collection come to these shores.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 23, 2018
The explorations of Emperor Rudolf II
The strides in Western culture that took place around the 16th century are all too often associated with the Italian Renaissance, but other centers of learning in Europe deserve equal attention. Of note is Prague, where Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor from the House of Habsburg, supported developments in art, and sponsored research into the sciences, including mathematics, astronomy and alchemy. As a collector, Rudolf (1552-1612) amassed a wide range of artifacts from all these fields.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 1, 2017
Belgium's artistic flights of fancy
Diabolic torture inflicted on the ungodly; unspeakable yearnings straight out of the subconscious — the country now known as Belgium has given the world over five centuries' worth of depictions of the unimaginable.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 30, 2017
A Leiter shade of New York
Mix up Miles Davis, some French post-impressionism, Max Ernst, haiku by Matsuo Basho, experimental scores of Morton Feldman, Cubism, Utamaro shunga (erotic art) and Hokusai ukiyo-e, plus some Norman Rockwell, Mark Rothko and Franz Kline. Steep for 60-odd years. Saul Leiter's work is all that, but also unique in its vision.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 28, 2017
'The Israel Goldman Collection: This is Kyosai!'
Feb. 23 -April 16
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Dec 10, 2016
Inspired fashion: from Marie Antoinette nail art to '60s textiles to Wong Kar Wai movies
Marimekko's colorful past
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 11, 2016
Pierre Alechinsky
Oct. 19-Dec. 8
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 9, 2016
'The Peter Rabbit Exhibition'
Aug. 9-Oct. 11
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jun 7, 2016
'Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France'
June 14-July 31
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 5, 2016
Kuniyoshi and Kunisada: When great minds think a little differently
When Japan opened up to the Western world in the 19th century, popular artistic tastes were dominated by two great woodblock print artists, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) and Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864). Contemporaries, keen rivals and both members of the Utagawa School, the pair had the inventiveness and flexibility to keep abreast of changing tastes as well as the whims of the censors.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 15, 2016
'Yasuda Yukihiko: A Retrospective'
A leading artist of the Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Art Institute) revival, Yukihiko Yasuda (1884-1978) brought elegant lines, clear tones and minimal structure to nihonga (Japanese-style) paintings.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jan 25, 2016
Ise theme park uses ninja, samurai in G-7 tourist pitch
Ise Azuchimomoyama Bunkamura, a theme park in Ise, Mie Prefecture, that showcases traditional Japanese buildings and customs, is working on increasing the number of foreign visitors ahead of the Group of Seven summit in May.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 15, 2015
'Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic Painting from National Museums Liverpool'
Dec. 22-March 6
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 29, 2015
The changing views of landscape painting
There are many ways in which an art exhibition can make a positive impression, but the two main ones are through the quality of the artworks and the narrative that ties these together. The present exhibition at Bunkamura The Museum is rather weak on the first element but much stronger on the second.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 18, 2015
Erik Satie: A 'gymnopedist' ahead of his time
Erik Satie (1866-1925) said and did a lot of memorable things, many remarkably outlandish. Brilliant and bonkers, he composed works that range from cabaret ditties to a "symphonic drama," from light music for educating children to complex parodies of the masters. And who can forget such composition titles as "Desiccated Embryos," "Unpleasant Insights" or "Sketches and Provocations of a Big Wooden Fellow," hatched many decades before the Theater of the Absurd or Monty Python?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 19, 2015
'Money and Beauty: Botticelli and the Renaissance in Florence'
March 21-June 28
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 18, 2014
'Captain Cook's Voyage and Banks' Florilegium'
As the finale of a series of shows commemorating Bunkamura The Museum's 25th anniversary, this exhibition features the florilegium works of Joseph Banks (1743-1820). Banks, a naturalist and botanist, was appointed as a member of the scientific expedition onboard Captain James Cook's HMS Endeavour. During the ship's travels to the southern Pacific Ocean, he diligently collected and documented hundreds of plants and flowers.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 7, 2014
'Into the Future: Visual Deception II'
Trompe l'oeil (optical-illusion art) painting has a long history, dating back to the 17th century, but trick art is not always about paintings that create illusions using realistic three-dimensional imagery.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jun 18, 2014
Raoul Dufy's true colors outshone many of his peers
No painter's works look as good in a newspaper or advertising poster as they do when seen directly. Some painters works, however, suffer more from the process of being transferred to print than others. Raoul Dufy is one.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 2, 2014
'Collection of Museo Poldi Pezzoli: The Aristocratic Palace and its Beauty
Founded in Milan in 1881, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum houses the extensive collection of an aristocratic art collector. Nobleman Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822-1879) devoted his life to decorating his home with artworks of the Renaissance, amassing around 3,000 pieces, including paintings by Botticelli, Piero della Francesca and Piero del Pollaiolo, as well as porcelain works, Murano glass and other decorative items. Now a residential museum, his home has become an important display and reflection of Milanese 19th-century high-society taste.

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