Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for 43rd AJAC Exhibition - Contemporary Art from Japan and the rest of the World

    43rd AJAC Exhibition - Contemporary Art from Japan and the rest of the World

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Prints - Sculpture - Crafts - Performance Art
    • 2017-09-27 - 2017-10-05

    The All Nations & Japan Artists’ Cooperation (AJAC) is an organization for contemporary artists that was established in 1972 by art critic Shuzo Takiguchi and others. At this year’s Tokyo exhibition,...More »

  • poster for TURN Fes 3

    TURN Fes 3

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Performance Art - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-08-18 - 2017-08-20

    TURN FES 3 will take place over three days, from Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20, 2017, bringing together artists who participated in the TURN Interactive Program and members of the groups...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Sugito “module or lacuna”

    Hiroshi Sugito “module or lacuna”

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2017-07-25 - 2017-10-09

    The works of Hiroshi Sugito (b. 1970-) fluctuate between the abstract and figurative, working their magic on audiences the world over. They feature simple motifs — trees, small houses, the sky, boat, curtains...More »

  • poster for Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Nihonga - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2017-07-20 - 2017-10-09

    The collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), one of the world’s foremost in terms of quality and scale, was built by Boston citizens, private collectors, and companies without financial support...More »

  • poster for To the other side of the boundaries

    To the other side of the boundaries

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2017-06-25 - 2017-07-06

    In 2015, this group which goes by the name “Suddenly, the View Spreads Out Before Us Committee” saw students and graduates from Musashino Art University and Korea University explore the theme of dialog...More »

  • poster for Landscapes, A New Chapter #2

    Landscapes, A New Chapter #2

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2017-06-09 - 2017-06-18

    Landscape paintings have typically depicted peaceful countryside views, but what should landscape photography and landscape pictures look like in the present age, where images of natural scenes are seen...More »

  • poster for Process of the Sea – Words’ Atlas

    Process of the Sea – Words’ Atlas

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Nihonga - Photography - Sculpture - Media Arts
    • 2017-06-09 - 2017-06-18

    Four artists selected from the “Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2017” exhibition hosted by Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will present their work here: Hideo Nakane, Seiji Hirata, Junko Ikawa and Naoyo...More »

  • poster for Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Bruegel’s “The Tower of Babel” and Great 16th Century Masters

    Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Bruegel’s “The Tower of Babel” and Great 16th Century Masters

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2017-04-18 - 2017-07-02

    Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will host the exhibition, “Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’”. Featured in the exhibition besides Pieter Bruegel, as announced by...More »

  • poster for Turn Fest 2

    Turn Fest 2

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Performance Art - Talks
    • 2017-03-03 - 2017-03-05

    Turn Fest 2, a collaboration between Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and non-profit organization Art’s Embrace, will run over three days, from March 3 to March 5. Various artists have...More »

  • poster for New-wave Artists 2017 - From the Public Entry Exhibition

    New-wave Artists 2017 - From the Public Entry Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Prints - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2017-02-19 - 2017-03-15

    An exhibition introducing five up-and-coming artists of great promise, aged 50 years or under, selected from among the artists featured in the exhibition “Best Selection 2016.” Visitors can look forward...More »

  • poster for TWS-NEXT @tobikan -air in between-

    TWS-NEXT @tobikan -air in between-

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2017-02-18 - 2017-03-05

    Since its opening in 2001, Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS) has been engaged in the discovery, fostering and support of young artists, implementing such programs as “TWS-NEXT”, “TWS-Emerging” and artist residencies...More »

  • poster for Titian and the Renaissance in Venice

    Titian and the Renaissance in Venice

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-01-21 - 2017-04-02

    In the 15th and 16th centuries, Venice, the City of Water, prospered dramatically through maritime trade and rose to power as a major world trade center with ties to other cultures. At this time, it entered...More »

  • poster for  90th Anniversary Exhibition Art Workshops and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

    90th Anniversary Exhibition Art Workshops and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-11-03 - 2016-12-04

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum’s current building was constructed in 1975 according to the plans of architect Kunio Maekawa, who for a period of 10 years from 1978 led art workshops as part of the museum’s...More »

  • poster for Van Gogh and Gauguin – Reality and Imagination

    Van Gogh and Gauguin – Reality and Imagination

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2016-10-08 - 2016-12-18

    Vincent Van Gogh(1853-1890), inspired by the world around him, endeavored to transcribe reality through powerful brushwork and bright colors. Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), employing decorative color fields,...More »

  • poster for Dialogue with Trees- Five Stories of Rebirth and Renewal

    Dialogue with Trees- Five Stories of Rebirth and Renewal

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Workshops - Talks
    • 2016-07-26 - 2016-10-02

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, founded in Ueno Park in 1926, will hold the exhibition “Dialogue with Trees—Five Stories of Rebirth and Renewal” in marking its 90th anniversary this year. Through the...More »

  • poster for “Art and Freedom of Expression” Symposium

    “Art and Freedom of Expression” Symposium

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2016-07-24 - 2016-07-24

    International Association of Art Critics Japanese Section present a symposium which responds to recent incidents in the art world which questions the extent of freedom of expression. This event touches...More »

  • poster for Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou: Timeline 1906–1977

    Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou: Timeline 1906–1977

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Architecture - Sculpture - Product - Talks
    • 2016-06-11 - 2016-09-22

    The Centre Pompidou, in the heart of Paris, is famous for its gem-like collection of modern and contemporary art. This exhibition will trace a timeline from 1906 to 1977 by selecting one work by one artist...More »

  • poster for The 300th Anniversary of his Birth: Jakuchu

    The 300th Anniversary of his Birth: Jakuchu

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2016-04-22 - 2016-05-24

    To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Jakuchu Ito (1716-1800), key works from across the different stages of Jakuchu’s career will be featured here in this special exhibtion. Among them,...More »

  • poster for Turn Fest

    Turn Fest

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Fashion - Product - Crafts - Video and Film - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2016-03-04 - 2016-03-06

    Unveiling one of th leading cultural programs for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics/Paralympics. With artist Katsuhiko Hibino as director, he brings together a group of members of different backgrounds and sets...More »

  • poster for “TWS-Next @Tobikan - Clairvoyance”

    “TWS-Next @Tobikan - Clairvoyance”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2016-02-19 - 2016-03-06

    Since its establishment in 2001, Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS) has been engaging in the discovery, education and support of young artists. “TWS-NEXT” is a program that was implemented with the aim to offer continuous...More »

  • poster for Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum x Tokyo University of the Arts “Tobira Project” Forum

    Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum x Tokyo University of the Arts “Tobira Project” Forum

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2016-01-31 - 2016-01-31

    With the cooperation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Tokyo University of the Arts, the Tobira Project aims to foster communities through art. This forum considers art and social design. (In Japanese). Part...More »

  • poster for Tokyo University of the Art 64th Graduation Works Exhibitions

    Tokyo University of the Art 64th Graduation Works Exhibitions

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Architecture - Sculpture - Crafts - Media Arts
    • 2016-01-26 - 2016-01-31

    Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the Tokyo University of the Arts host the 64th Graduation Show of the university with works from all art departments, providing a great chance to enjoy a spectrum of expressions...More »

  • poster for Botticelli and His Time

    Botticelli and His Time

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-01-16 - 2016-04-03

    Sandro Botticelli (1444/45-1510) is known for his paintings of elegantly beautiful Madonnas and goddesses of myth. Because many are painted on wood panels and are in extremely fragile condition, an exhibition...More »

  • poster for Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2015

    Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2015

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2015-11-26 - 2015-12-20

    A group exhibition of artists exploring new directions in contemporary art. The work of five groups spanning the genres of painting, sculpture, video, photography, and installation will be featured. Part...More »

  • poster for Impressionist Masterpieces from Marmottan Monet Museum

    Impressionist Masterpieces from Marmottan Monet Museum

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2015-09-19 - 2015-12-13

    The Marmottan Monet Museum is famed for its collection of works which were in the possession of Impressionist master, Claude Monet, at the time of his death at the age of 86 years old. Donated to the museum...More »

  • poster for Legendary Artists of Japanese Western Painting: The Centennial of the Nika Exhibition

    Legendary Artists of Japanese Western Painting: The Centennial of the Nika Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-07-18 - 2015-09-06

    The Nika Association stands out, even among the many art groups whose activities occasioned this museum’s founding. The list of legendary Yoga (Western-style) painters who exhibited in the Nika Association...More »

  • poster for Kubbe Makes an Art Museum – Seeing, Gathering, Studying, and Exhibiting

    Kubbe Makes an Art Museum – Seeing, Gathering, Studying, and Exhibiting

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Product
    • 2015-07-18 - 2015-10-04

    This exhibition is inspired by Kubbe Lager Museum, a picture book by Norwegian author/illustrator Åshild Kanstad Johnsen. With that story as a framework, it features artists whose works find expression...More »

  • poster for Talk: Legendary Artists of Japanese Western Painting: The Centennial of the Nika Exhibition

    Talk: Legendary Artists of Japanese Western Painting: The Centennial of the Nika Exhibition

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2015-07-18 - 2015-07-18

    A lecture given by two leading figures of Nika Association’s painting and sculpture section follows the history of this legendary group. Speakers: Ryo Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Yoshino Venue: Lecture Hall Admission:...More »

  • poster for Best Selection 2015

    Best Selection 2015

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts - Talks
    • 2015-05-04 - 2015-05-27

    A cooperative exhibition by 27 selected major art groups and associations in Japan. Highlighting the appeal of these collectives through an impressive range of work from leading artists in their prime...More »

  • poster for The British Museum Exhibiton: A History of the World in 100 Objects

    The British Museum Exhibiton: A History of the World in 100 Objects

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product
    • 2015-04-18 - 2015-06-28

    The British Museum, a repository for the cultural treasures of humankind, houses a vast collection of art and artifacts from almost every world region and historical period. This exhibition tells a story...More »

  • poster for New-wave Artists 2015―From the Public Entry Exhibition

    New-wave Artists 2015―From the Public Entry Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-19 - 2015-03-15

    An exhibition introducing 5 up-and-coming artists of great promise, selected from amongst the artists appearing in the exhibition “Best Selection 2014”. Visitors can look forward to artworks infused with...More »

  • poster for Missing Panther

    Missing Panther

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    • Media: Sculpture - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2015-02-19 - 2015-03-07

    This exhibition focuses on young artists creating research-based works. Spotlighting the history of Ueno, home to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, it presents new works by four groups of artists with...More »

  • poster for Neo Impressionism -The Drama of Light and Color

    Neo Impressionism -The Drama of Light and Color

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2015-01-24 - 2015-03-29

    Neo-Impressionism, one of the innovative art movements that propelled painting into the 20th century—is revisited by this exhibition through a chronological exploration of the first nearly twenty years...More »

  • poster for Ornamental Paper and Contemporary Calligraphy— Works From The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Collection

    Ornamental Paper and Contemporary Calligraphy— Works From The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Collection

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2015-01-04 - 2015-01-23

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum has hosted annual exhibitions of its calligraphy collection since the museum’s post-renovation reopening in 2012, providing a stage on which the history of contemporary...More »

  • poster for Mayhem, Friction, Silence, and then … Post 3.11

    Mayhem, Friction, Silence, and then … Post 3.11

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-11-26 - 2014-12-07

    In the aftermath of 3.11 the people of Japan sought to place souls to rest and looked towards regeneration with a sense of solidarity. But at the same time we left with the deep concerns of energy issues,...More »

  • poster for 3rd Group Show of Contemporary Artists

    3rd Group Show of Contemporary Artists

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Crafts
    • 2014-11-26 - 2015-01-10

    The annual group exhibition selected by Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum seeks out new forms of expression amongst Japan’s young artists through an open call program, here curated into 6 different sections. Schedule November...More »

  • poster for Lecture Symposium “The Power Art Gives Children: The Reggio Approach and the Japanese Approach”

    Lecture Symposium “The Power Art Gives Children: The Reggio Approach and the Japanese Approach”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2014-10-19 - 2014-10-19

    A symposium on the Reggio Emilia approach to education and its impact on art-focused nursery schools in Japan. Panelists: Kiyomi Akita, Toshiyuki Shiomi, Emiko Ota, Mayumi Abe, Kyoko Harada Date:...More »

  • poster for Arte a Firenze da Botticelli a Bronzino: Verso Una “Maniera Moderna”

    Arte a Firenze da Botticelli a Bronzino: Verso Una “Maniera Moderna”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2014-10-11 - 2014-12-14

    In Florence, the cultural epicenter of the Italian Renaissance, studios employing apprentices in systematized art production flourished in the 15th century and fostered many superb artists. Competing in...More »

  • poster for “Art as a Haven of Happiness”

    “Art as a Haven of Happiness”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Crafts
    • 2014-07-26 - 2014-10-08

    At the art studios “Atelier Element Present” (Mie and Tokyo) and “Shobu Gakuen” (Kagoshima), people born with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities are daily producing artworks that evince...More »

  • poster for Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-07-19 - 2014-09-23

    From the extensive Egyptian collection of the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, approximately 200 masterpieces associated with women in ancient Egypt will be shown in Japan for the first...More »

  • poster for Ashild Kanstad Johnsen “Kubbes Museum” Tobira Project Open Lecture Vol. 3

    Ashild Kanstad Johnsen “Kubbes Museum” Tobira Project Open Lecture Vol. 3

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    • Media: Illustration - Talks
    • 2014-05-05 - 2014-05-05

    Creator of the picture book “Kubbes Museum” Ashild Kanstad Johnsen joins Tobira Project in its 3rd open lecture. “Kubbes Museum” is the tale of a little tree trunk called Kubbe who collects all kinds of...More »

  • poster for Best Selection 2014

    Best Selection 2014

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2014-05-04 - 2014-05-27

    A cooperative exhibition by 27 selected major art groups and associations in Japan. Highlighting the appeal of these collectives through an impressive range of work from 151 artists in their prime across...More »

  • poster for “Balthus: A Retrospective”

    “Balthus: A Retrospective”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2014-04-19 - 2014-06-22

    Born as Balthasar Michel Klossowski de Rola, Balthus(1908-2001) is respected as one of the last great masters of the 20th century, put on par with Picasso. His silent landscapes which appear to be frozen...More »

  • poster for “Kaku no Kai - Classics of Contemporary Art”

    “Kaku no Kai - Classics of Contemporary Art”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2014-03-02 - 2014-03-08

    The second volume in an open call exhibition selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. [Image: Kazuyuki Sutoh “Morning” (2013) pigment]More »

  • poster for “Joshibi Style 2013 - Ultra Girl”

    “Joshibi Style 2013 - Ultra Girl”

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-03-02 - 2014-02-08

    A wide ranging collection of work from graduates of Joshibi University of Art & Design. Venue: Public Gallery [Related Event] Lecture “What is to become of Ultra Girl?” Date: 8th March(Sat) 10:30-12:00 Venue:...More »

  • poster for New Wave Artists 2014: From the Public Entry Exhibition

    New Wave Artists 2014: From the Public Entry Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-02-19 - 2014-02-07

    Introducing the diverse expressions of five cutting-edge artists featured at “Tobi Selection: New Artists 2013,” an exhibition of publicly submitted works. A panel of judges chose the works displayed here....More »

  • poster for “Island View - Why Artists Focus on Islands - ”

    “Island View - Why Artists Focus on Islands - ”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Party - Talks
    • 2014-02-19 - 2014-03-07

    Tokyo Wonder Site has been continually discovering, nurturing and supporting young artists through programs such as the “Tokyo Wonder Wall”, the “TWS-Emerging” exhibition, as well as various residency...More »

  • poster for “The 65th Toto Institute of Art & Design - Graduation Works Exhibition”

    “The 65th Toto Institute of Art & Design - Graduation Works Exhibition”

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Drawing
    • 2014-02-09 - 2014-02-13

    Questioning our way of life and the role of art and design, through a collection of graduation works which respond to the “Your Better Life Index” of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...More »

  • poster for “The Masterpieces of Nihonga”

    “The Masterpieces of Nihonga”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-01-25 - 2014-04-01

    2014 marks the centennial of the revival of the Japan Art Institute. To commemorate this anniversary, this exhibition traces the 130 year history of the institute, which was originally established as the...More »

  • poster for dot. Women Nihonga Artists

    dot. Women Nihonga Artists

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-01-19 - 2014-01-24

    These works by six women artists born in 1960 were chosen for the 2nd open-call Tobi Selection Group Exhibition. Pursuing artistic expression while remaining true to the essential elements of Nihonga painting,...More »

  • poster for Tokyo Calligraphy 2014

    Tokyo Calligraphy 2014

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    • Media: Graphics - Art Competition
    • 2014-01-04 - 2014-01-16

    Held in cooperation with 18 public organizations selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, this exhibition showcases the calligraphy of 38 young artists. The artists were given ten-meter spaces in...More »

  • poster for “Digital Art X - Outside of Pandora’s Box”

    “Digital Art X - Outside of Pandora’s Box”

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints - Media Arts
    • 2013-12-13 - 2013-12-20

    Taking the ancient Greek myth of Pandora’s box and asserting our contemporary condition as outside of this box, the artists gathered here present a collection of work created through the use of digital...More »

  • poster for “A Vision of Calligraphy - A New Era”

    “A Vision of Calligraphy - A New Era”

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2013-12-05 - 2013-12-11

    6 young calligraphic artists bring an insight into the world of contemporary calligraphy, and while placing themselves in the field of such a traditional medium they have come to build their own powerful...More »

  • poster for The Shiny Future Exhibition 2013— The Humanisation

    The Shiny Future Exhibition 2013— The Humanisation

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    • 2013-11-26 - 2013-12-03

    The playwright Bertolt Brecht aimed to “recreate the world of today through theatre.” Selected as part of the Group Show of Contemporary Artists, this group exhibition attempts to recreate today’s world...More »

  • poster for Inscrutable Literacy

    Inscrutable Literacy

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-11-08 - 2013-11-15

    Photography, film, and other works chosen for the 2nd Tobi Selection Group Exhibition are brought together by artists, designers, and organizers in a space that lets visitors enjoy the fun of the incomprehensible....More »

  • poster for “Getsu - Ka - Sui - Kin - Do - Nichi - Encircling Thought”

    “Getsu - Ka - Sui - Kin - Do - Nichi - Encircling Thought”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2013-11-08 - 2013-11-15

    A group exhibition of 11 contemporary craft makers of varying generations, techniques and approaches. Including original brooch workshop. [Image: Mari Morita “Little Parasol” 2012, silk]More »

  • poster for “4 Doors - Beyond Borders”

    “4 Doors - Beyond Borders”

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2013-10-22 - 2013-10-28

    4 artists each open a door upon a unique world with 2D and 3D work tackling universal themes of “between”, “memory” and “hope”. Venue: Gallery C [Related Events] Mystical Belly Dance Date: 25th...More »

  • poster for “Chain Reaction”

    “Chain Reaction”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2013-10-13 - 2013-10-19

    Three recently acclaimed artists active in sculpture, painting, and contemporary art set off a chain reaction with works exploring common themes including zombies, hotcakes, and porn. Simple and restrained...More »

  • poster for Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2013

    Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2013

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-10-13 - 2014-03-08

    With the goal of supporting the creative activities of promising artists, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum presents a series of group exhibitions showcasing selected works that pursue new expressions...More »

  • poster for “Turner from the Tate: the Making of a Master”

    “Turner from the Tate: the Making of a Master”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-08 - 2013-12-18

    Joseph Mallord William Turner is one of Britain’s most loved artists who pioneered an approach to light and incandescence like no other, greatly impacting on the history of Western art. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Miran Fukuda Exhibition

    Miran Fukuda Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-07-23 - 2013-09-29

    Miran Fukuda is a widely active artist who has received various awards both at a national and international level. In this exhibition she presents a collection of her major works produced since the 1990’s...More »

  • poster for La Méditerranée dans les Collections du Louvre

    La Méditerranée dans les Collections du Louvre

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2013-07-20 - 2013-09-23

    Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum presents a selection of 200 works from the Louvre Museum Collection in an exhibition covering four millennia of Mediterranean history. The artifacts included in this show...More »

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    Best Selection 2013

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2013-05-04 - 2013-05-27

    Second annual exhibition showcasing works by panel-chosen public art groups. Around 150 artworks by 27 groups. Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, public exhibition hall lobby floors 1 and 2, galleries...More »

  • poster for Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan

    Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-04-23 - 2013-06-30

    Witness the essence and influence of Leonardo da Vinci’s work through 100 pieces of art, ranging from his oil painting “Portrait of a Musician” and his book of drawings and writings “Codex Atlanticus,”...More »

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    Ezotic Art

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Performance Art
    • 2013-03-02 - 2013-03-08

    Hokkaido is more than "just" food and Ainu history. This exhibition features 11 young artists from "Ezo" (Hokkaido) who are searching for new possibilities in art.More »

  • poster for Tokyo Painting II: Mindscape between Interior and Exterior

    Tokyo Painting II: Mindscape between Interior and Exterior

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2013-02-24 - 2013-03-07

    Tokyo Wonder Site presents the work of eight young artists.More »

  • poster for TUAD Graduation Exhibition

    TUAD Graduation Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Fashion - Crafts - Ceramics - Party
    • 2013-02-23 - 2013-02-27

    Features a selection of 118 items from the recent Tohoku University of Art & Design's campus graduation show.More »

  • poster for Tobi Selection: New Artists 2013

    Tobi Selection: New Artists 2013

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2013-02-19 - 2013-03-07

    This new series marks the re-opening of the museum and features six up-and-coming artists' work, whose themes and motifs are diverse across the some fifty exhibits on display.More »

  • poster for 64th Toyo Institute of Art and Design Graduation Exhibition

    64th Toyo Institute of Art and Design Graduation Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Product
    • 2013-02-09 - 2013-02-13
  • poster for 61st Tokyo University of the Arts Graduation Exhibition

    61st Tokyo University of the Arts Graduation Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2013-01-26 - 2013-01-31

    A satellite venue for the exhibition of all the graduating students' work from Japan's leading art college.More »

  • poster for "El Greco's Visual Poetics" Exhibition

    "El Greco's Visual Poetics" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-01-19 - 2013-04-07

    Large-scale retrospective of the Spanish master, commemorating the 400th anniversary of his passing. On display are some 51 oil and tempera paintings on loan from several institutions including the Prado,...More »

  • poster for "Cats & Dragons" Exhibition

    "Cats & Dragons" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2012-10-21 - 2012-10-28

    30 Contemporary Artists band together to take on the joint forces of curious cats and fiery dragons. Hailing from such diverse fields as videogame design, anime, illustration, and fine art, the creators...More »

  • poster for "Nature in Western Art: Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art" Exhibition

    "Nature in Western Art: Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2012-10-06 - 2013-01-04

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art (nicknamed the Met) is one of the finest and most encyclopedic art museums in the world. To demonstrate the range of its collection, the Met has selected works in many media...More »

  • poster for "Arts and Life" Exhibition

    "Arts and Life" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2012-07-15 - 2012-09-30

    First post-renovation exhibition features experimental projects by young architects that explore new values and possibilities for residential architecture through life-sized models.More »

  • poster for "Story of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum" Exhibition

    "Story of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-07-15 - 2012-09-30

    This exhibition is a "digest of Japanese art history", featuring artists that have previously shown their work here, as well as Shinichiro Okada and Kunio Maekawa, the architects who designed the buildings. [Image:...More »

  • poster for "Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis: Crown Jewel Paintings from Holland and Flanders" Exhibition

    "Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis: Crown Jewel Paintings from Holland and Flanders" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-06-30 - 2012-09-17

    To celebrate the museum's grand reopening this summer, this exhibition draws from the collection of the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in the Hague, Holland. The exhibits include the world-famous "Girl...More »

  • Musashino Art University 80th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition "Musapachi"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Video and Film
    • 2010-02-21 - 2010-02-26

    Exhibition of nihonga paintings, oil paintings, prints, sculptures, films and photos by graduate students completing their studies at Musashino Art University.More »

  • poster for Galleria Borghese Exhibition

    Galleria Borghese Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-01-16 - 2010-04-04

    From the collection of Galleria Borghese, the repository of Renaissance and Baroque art, this exhibition showcases work by masters like Raffaello, Botticelli, Caravaggio and Bernini. Consisting mostly...More »

  • "Buddha and Bodhisattvas in Tibetan Buddhism" Exhibition

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-11-28 - 2009-11-28

    The Tibet Art Forum is organizing film screenings and lectures to coincide with the "Seichi Tibet" exhibition held at the Ueno Royal Museum. This 4th event is a talk on "Buddha and Bodhisattvas in...More »

  • "Thinking about Tibet: Video Screening"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2009-11-07 - 2009-11-07

    "Children that Walk Over the Himalayas" A documentary film that follows children that seek asylum away from Tibet by crossing the border and the Himalayas. "Leaving fear behind" Documentary composed...More »

  • poster for "Reizei Family - Imperial Poets" Exhibition

    "Reizei Family - Imperial Poets" Exhibition

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    • 2009-10-24 - 2009-12-20

    Yamato-uta poetry has long occupied a special place in ancient Japanese literature. The book of poetry was prepared under the direct order of the Emperor was therefore the most valued compilation of the...More »

  • poster for "Ancient Egypt in Torino" Exhibition

    "Ancient Egypt in Torino" Exhibition

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-08-01 - 2009-10-04

    The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the British Museum in London and the Louvre Museum in Paris are all renowned for their Egyptian collection but the fact that the Egyptian museum in Turin has a collection...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces from Museums in Japan" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces from Museums in Japan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-04-25 - 2009-07-05

    Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Japan Association of Art Museums, the network organization of nationwide public museums, this exhibition presents masterpieces from the enormous collections of...More »

  • poster for 2008 Musashino Art University Graduate Program Graduation Exhibition

    2008 Musashino Art University Graduate Program Graduation Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2009-02-21 - 2009-02-26

    Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of Musashino Art University, this exhibition presents work by its graduate students in various disciplines. The university's graduation show started being held at the...More »

  • poster for "Life and Art - Arts & Crafts Exhibition"

    "Life and Art - Arts & Crafts Exhibition"

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2009-01-24 - 2009-04-05

    Introducing the Arts and Crafts movement which originated and led by William Morris in England in the late 19th century, this exhibition presents beautiful works created at studios in Europe including...More »

  • poster for Vermeer Exhibition

    Vermeer Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-08-02 - 2008-12-14

    Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was born in a small city called Delft located near Haag in Holland. He only produced about 30 works in his entire life. He is considered a "master of light" for his sophisticated...More »

  • poster for "Paris et les Parisiens (1830-1930) dans les chefs-d'oeuvre des musées de France" Exhibition

    "Paris et les Parisiens (1830-1930) dans les chefs-d'oeuvre des musées de France" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2008-04-25 - 2008-07-06

    This exhibition highlights Paris's golden age as an art capital of the world from 1830 to 1930. 150 works depicting the shifting landscape and nature of France from this period are on view. Commemorative...More »

  • poster for "∞ Maugen Musashino Art University Graduate Program Graduation Exhibition"

    "∞ Maugen Musashino Art University Graduate Program Graduation Exhibition"

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2008-02-22 - 2008-02-26

    In 2009, Musashino Art University approaches its 80th anniversary. This commemorative exhibition entitled "∞Maugen" presents works by 59 graduating students from this university's graduate programs that...More »

  • poster for "Avant-garde Joshibi Style" Exhibition

    "Avant-garde Joshibi Style" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2008-02-13 - 2008-02-17

    Selected works by graduating students of Joshibi University of Art & Design and Joshibi Junior College of Art & Design are on view. They hope to present the creative scene cultivated at Joshibi...More »

  • poster for "Louvre Museum Exhibition"

    "Louvre Museum Exhibition"

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2008-01-24 - 2008-04-06

    One of the most sophisticated cultures evolved in the 18th century French royal court. Madame de Pompadour and Marie Antoinette who appreciated beauty decorated the salon, and the Rococo style and Neoclassicism...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Impressionism and Modern Art" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Impressionism and Modern Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-10-10 - 2007-12-24

    This exhibition introduces 77 works by masters from the 19th to the 20th century, such as Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Duchamp, Homer - those who represent the dynamic period of Western art history. Philadelphia...More »

  • poster for Contemporary Artist Center Exhibition

    Contemporary Artist Center Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2007-08-22 - 2007-08-30

    This exhibition presents a variety of works by contemporary artists from Japan and the U.S. It is also taking place at LA Artcore Gallery in Los Angeles this September, and is being held in conjunction...More »

  • poster for Treasure of Topkapi Palace Exhibition

    Treasure of Topkapi Palace Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-08-01 - 2007-09-24

    Since ancient times, Istanbul has flourished as a center of interaction between Asia and Europe, where different types of politics, economy, and culture meet. In the late 13th century, the Turkish revolutionaries...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces of the State Russian Museum" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces of the State Russian Museum" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2007-04-28 - 2007-07-08

    Established in 1898 under Nicholai II, the State Russian Museum was the first national museum in Russia. The museum holds the largest collection in Russia, approximately 400,000 pieces ranging from the...More »

  • poster for "Musée d'Orsay" Exhibition

    "Musée d'Orsay" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-01-27 - 2007-04-08

    The Musée d'Orsay, located next to the Seine River, was initially built for the Paris EXPO in 1900, then officially established in 1986 through refurbishing the defunct Orsay station. Since then, it has...More »

  • poster for "The State Hermitage Museum" Exhibition

    "The State Hermitage Museum" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-10-19 - 2006-12-24

    With more than 300,000 works, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest art museums in the world. This exhibition is a selection of 80 oil paintings by 75 European artists that...More »

  • poster for Persian Civilization: 7000 Years of Treasures

    Persian Civilization: 7000 Years of Treasures

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    • Media: Sculpture - Talks
    • 2006-08-01 - 2006-10-01

    This is a large in-depth exhibition that explores the ancient Persian culture of 7000 years ago. Golden treasures that illustrate the glory of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia (B.C. 500 - A.D. 330) are...More »

  • poster for Exhibition of Works from the Prado Museum of Fine Art

    Exhibition of Works from the Prado Museum of Fine Art

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-03-25 - 2006-07-02

    The Prado Museum of Fine Art in Madrid, Spain, is a world-class museum which has an unparalleled collection of paintings owned by successive generations of the Spanish royal family. The works on show...More »

  • poster for Joint Graduation Exhibition of 5 Art Universities in Tokyo

    Joint Graduation Exhibition of 5 Art Universities in Tokyo

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2006-02-21 - 2006-02-26

    This exhibition brings together 4 years of work into one location. It aims to provide a platform for the students to take the next step in the development of their work and education. Participating universities:...More »

  • poster for Enduring Legacy of Japanese Art:The Mary Griggs Burke Collection

    Enduring Legacy of Japanese Art:The Mary Griggs Burke Collection

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2006-01-24 - 2006-03-05

    The collection of world-famous Japanese art collector Mary Griggs Burke, is now "back home." The selection spans 3000 years from the Jomon to the Edo Period and cover a range of media such as paintings,...More »

  • poster for Pushkin Museum - Shchukin and Morozov Collection

    Pushkin Museum - Shchukin and Morozov Collection

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2005-10-22 - 2005-12-18

    75 oil paintings, water colors and prints from the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Originally part of the private collections of millionaires S.I. Shchukin and I.A. Morozov, they consist...More »

  • poster for Le Louvre's Ancient Egypt Exhibition - the Egyptian People

    Le Louvre's Ancient Egypt Exhibition - the Egyptian People

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2005-08-02 - 2005-10-02

    Focusing on "The People of Ancient Egypt", the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum presents about 200 masterpieces from the Le Louvre's vast collection. This is the first time the famous French museum has agreed...More »

  • poster for Art Deco 1910-1939

    Art Deco 1910-1939

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    • Media: Painting - Architecture - Fashion
    • 2005-04-16 - 2005-06-26

    Following the Art Nouveau movement that swept the world from the end of the 19th century, the 20th century Art Deco, a symbol of modernism, blossomed between the two World Wars, and swiftly spread worldwide...More »

  • poster for The 79th Kokuhu Bonsai Exhibition

    The 79th Kokuhu Bonsai Exhibition

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    • 2005-02-09 - 2005-02-16

    The first Kokuhu Bonsai Exhibition was held in 1934. Since then, it has kept true to its namesake: The development and preservation of Bonsai as a Japanese art form and culture. With the longest history...More »

  • poster for Alphonse Mucha: Treasures from the Mucha Foundation

    Alphonse Mucha: Treasures from the Mucha Foundation

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Crafts
    • 2005-01-27 - 2005-03-27

    Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939) was perhaps the most defining artist of the Art Nouveau style. Also having worked in Vienna and Munich, he flourished in fin de siecle Paris. He showed great talent in...More »

  • poster for Shinkou Shodo Exhibition

    Shinkou Shodo Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2005-01-23 - 2005-01-29

    The Shinkou Shodo Exhibition is held by sponsorship from the Agency of Cultural Affairs and the Mainichi Shinbun. Consisting of four parts - Kanji, 3D Calligraphy, Kana, and Modern Calligraphy - the exhibition...More »

  • poster for Taigen-Kai Calligraphy Exhibition

    Taigen-Kai Calligraphy Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2005-01-11 - 2005-01-16

    Calligraphy Exhibition by the Taigen-KaiMore »

  • poster for 53rd Annual Dokuritsu Sho Exhibition

    53rd Annual Dokuritsu Sho Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2005-01-11 - 2005-01-16

    Calligraphy Exhibition by the Dokuritsu Shojindan FoundationMore »

  • poster for Calligraphic Society Exhibition

    Calligraphic Society Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2005-01-04 - 2005-01-09

    The Calligraphic Society Exhibition is the greatest of the large-scale shows held by the Japan Society of Calligraphic Education. It has a history of over 50 years.More »

  • The 36th NITTEN

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Sculpture
    • 2004-11-02 - 2004-11-24

    The Nitten is the most popular of all the great art organizations in Japan. The Nitten has a long and industrious history, which began in 1907 as a result of the First Ministry of Education Art Exhibition....More »

  • poster for Florence: The Birth of the Art Capital

    Florence: The Birth of the Art Capital

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2004-10-23 - 2004-12-19

    This exhibition explores the city of Florence as the foundation of Italian Renaissance art, and examines the source of its vitality to produce art. About 100 works of paintings on fresco, panel, and canvas,...More »

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