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SETAGAYA ART MUSEUM

Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 7, 2017
'The Works of Yasuji Hanamori: A Designer's Hand, an Editor's Eye'
Feb. 11-April 9
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Nov 8, 2016
The Setagaya Art Museum's 30th Anniversary Exhibition: Five Stories from the Collection
Nov. 19-Jan. 29
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 29, 2016
Stitches in time make fashion sublime
All artistic practices inevitably borrow from the past, but fashion, in particular, seems to revel in revivals. Whether skillfully appropriated or brazenly duplicated, the familiar frequently finds its way back to the runway, be it in 1940s wide pants, '50s flared skirts, '60s babydoll dresses, '70s...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 9, 2016
'Pleasure in the History of Fashion: From the Akira Ishiyama Collection'
Feb. 13-April 10
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 6, 2015
Hiroshi Hamaya: images of an inner war
Most active in the mid-20th century, the photographer Hiroshi Hamaya (1915-99) is best known for his folkloric images of rural life in Niigata Prefecture — images that some consider to be symbolic of his passive resistance to militarism, but for more critical voices are advocacy of a retrograde cultural...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 4, 2014
'The Imaginary World of Fumio Nambata'
Fifteen years is a short time for an artistic career, but for prolific painter Fumio Nambata (1941-1974), it was long enough to complete more than 2,000 works before his untimely death at age 32.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 14, 2014
How Japan's art inspired the West
In the decades after Japan was forcibly opened to large-scale international trade in the early 1850s, a fever spread across Europe for items from the exotic country: its textiles, ceramics, paper fans, woodblock prints and more. Meanwhile, the term "Japonism" was coined to describe works made in Europe...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jun 25, 2014
'Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston'
After Japan finally opened up to foreign trade during the mid- to late 1800s, many of the West's well-known 20th-century art movements were, perhaps surprisingly, strongly influenced by Japanese art. Japonism became a part of Impressionism, Aestheticism and Art Nouveau, with Japanese aesthetics, themes...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 5, 2014
The Kishidas kept art in the heart of the family
The legacies of talented multi-generational families not only reveal each member's individual achievements but also offer a glimpse of how the changing currents of the times impact individual creativity. Such is the case with Ginko, Ryusei, and Reiko Kishida.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 11, 2013
'Homage to Henri Rousseau: The World of Naive Painters and Outsiders'
Tax collector-turned-Post-Impressionist artist, Henri Rousseau was a self-taught painter known for his Naive works. Though it took time for his style, which was often described as simplistic and childlike, to be accepted by art critics, he helped pave the way for other talented untrained artists.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 7, 2013
Edward Steichen's great American Dream
“I don't think that many people in Japan know who Edward Steichen is,” says curator Miki Tsukada in a surprisingly honest comment about visitors to the Setagaya Art Museum's current exhibition.

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