Bunkamura Museum of Art - Past Events

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

  • poster for The Burrell Collection: A Voyage to Impressionism

    The Burrell Collection: A Voyage to Impressionism

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2019-04-27 - 2019-06-30

    The shipping tycoon William Burrell, born in the port town of Glasgow in Scotland, is known for his collection of modern French paintings and work of Scotland’s artists influenced by them, all selected...More »

  • poster for Bunkamura’s 30th Anniversary Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

    Bunkamura’s 30th Anniversary Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Drawing - Manga - Photography - Product
    • 2019-02-09 - 2019-04-14

    The somewhat clumsy and always hungry world-famous bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, was created in England in 1926. The humorous and witty world of Pooh, as penned by A.A. Milne and illustrated by E.H. Shepard,...More »

  • poster for Romantic Russia: From the Collection of The State Tretyakov Gallery

    Romantic Russia: From the Collection of The State Tretyakov Gallery

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    • Media: Painting - Workshops - Talks
    • 2018-11-23 - 2019-01-27

    Lush forests of oak and white birch trees, vast prairies covered in snow, leaves turning gold in autumn, and the burst of flowers and trees in spring after a long winter—many artists have been inspired...More »

  • poster for Paddington Bear™ 60th Anniversary Exhibition

    Paddington Bear™ 60th Anniversary Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2018-04-28 - 2018-06-25

    A close-up look at Paddington Bear, who is loved all over the world, through various rare documents that include original drawings and illustrations from children’s picture books. This exhibition commemorates...More »

  • poster for “Genichiro Inokuma’s World: Dear Cats”

    “Genichiro Inokuma’s World: Dear Cats”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2018-03-20 - 2018-04-18

    At any given time, Showa period artist and ardent cat lover Genichiro Inokuma kept over a dozen cats. As evidenced by his many works depicting cats, they were an important motif in not only his private...More »

  • poster for The Empire of Imagination and Science of Rudolf II

    The Empire of Imagination and Science of Rudolf II

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    • Media: Painting - Product - Crafts
    • 2018-01-06 - 2018-03-11

    Rudolf II (1552-1612) reigned as the Holy Roman Emperor and is known as an unrivalled collector and patron of art. He made major contributions to European artistic culture during the late-16th and early-17...More »

  • poster for Otto Nebel and his contemporaries - Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee

    Otto Nebel and his contemporaries - Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • 2017-10-07 - 2017-12-17

    The painter Otto Nebel (1892–1973), who spent his artistic career in Switzerland and Germany, met Kandinsky, Klee and others at Bauhaus during a stay in Weimar in the mid-1920s, forging long-lasting friendships...More »

  • poster for Fantastic Art in Belgium: From Bosch and Margueritte to Jan Fabre

    Fantastic Art in Belgium: From Bosch and Margueritte to Jan Fabre

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-07-15 - 2017-09-24

    The region that we now know as Belgium, and the areas that surround it, saw paintings on fantastic themes emerge and flourish on top of the traditional pictorial realism that had been developing since...More »

  • poster for Photographer Saul Leiter: A Retrospective

    Photographer Saul Leiter: A Retrospective

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Talks
    • 2017-04-29 - 2017-06-25

    Saul Leiter (1923-2013) was a leading fashion photographer in New York from the 1950s up until the 1980s, when he was forced to retire from commercial photography and disappeared from this world to pursue...More »

  • poster for The Israel Goldman Collection: This is Kyosai!

    The Israel Goldman Collection: This is Kyosai!

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Sound - Talks
    • 2017-02-23 - 2017-04-16

    Kyosai Kawanabe (1831–1889) was a leading painter who lived during the tumultuous period of last days of the Tokugawa regime and the early Meiji period. He began studying under the ukiyoe master Utagawa...More »

  • poster for Marimekko - Design, Fabric, Lifestyle

    Marimekko - Design, Fabric, Lifestyle

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    • Media: Drawing - Fashion
    • 2016-12-17 - 2017-02-12

    This is the first large-scale exhibition in Japan to introduce Marimekko, a renowned Finnish design house. With over 200 objects including around 50 fabrics, 60 vintage dresses, designer’s original sketches,...More »

  • poster for Pierre Alechinsky Exhibition

    Pierre Alechinsky Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2016-10-19 - 2016-12-08

    Pierre Alechinsky (1927-), renowned for his powerful brush work as well as his unique ambivalent style between figurative and abstract, is one of the representative Belgian contemporary artists. It was...More »

  • poster for 150 Years of Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit Exhibition

    150 Years of Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Product - Fashion - Crafts - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2016-08-09 - 2016-10-11

    The world of Peter Rabbit keeps enchanting people from around the world. In 2016, it will be the 150th anniversary of author Beatrix Potter’s birth. Beatrix spent her childhood in the Lake District in...More »

  • poster for Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France

    Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing - Prints - Product - Fashion - Crafts - Talks
    • 2016-06-14 - 2016-07-31

    Jouy-en-Josas is a town in the southwest suburbs of Paris near Versailles. The European chintz crafted at the factories in this area is called “Toile de Jouy,” widely known as traditional fabrics from...More »

  • poster for From the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Kuniyoshi & Kunisada

    From the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Kuniyoshi & Kunisada

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    • Media: Prints - Talks
    • 2016-03-19 - 2016-06-05

    In the Edo period (1603–1868), when there were no televisions or magazines, Ukiyo-e served as the equivalent of modern-day pinups for celebrities and as an important medium for presenting the latest entertainment...More »

  • poster for Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic Painting from the National Museums Liverpool

    Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic Painting from the National Museums Liverpool

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • 2015-12-22 - 2016-03-06

    Rossetti, Millais and Hunt formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood which enjoyed much success in the mid-19th century. At that time Liverpool was the most thriving port in England because of its various...More »

  • poster for The Genesis and Development of Landscape Painting from Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

    The Genesis and Development of Landscape Painting from Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2015-09-09 - 2015-12-07

    The Kunsthistorisches Museum owns numerous art works that originated in the collection of the Hapsburg family as the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. This splendid collection of the Empire includes many...More »

  • poster for Erik Satie and His Time

    Erik Satie and His Time

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints
    • 2015-07-08 - 2015-08-30

    French composer, Erik Satie (1866-1925), was a creative figure who played a leading role in the transition period between the 19th and 20th century, attracting the wide attention of many great artists...More »

  • poster for  Botticelli and the Renaissance in Florence ー Money and Beauty

    Botticelli and the Renaissance in Florence ー Money and Beauty

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2015-03-21 - 2015-06-28

    In the 15th century city of flowers, Florence, artists enjoyed the generous patronage of the Medici’s and other banking families, bringing a key flourish to the world of art. In fact one may claim that...More »

  • poster for Captain Cook’s Voyage and Banks’ Florilegium

    Captain Cook’s Voyage and Banks’ Florilegium

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    • Media: Prints - Crafts
    • 2014-12-23 - 2015-03-01

    The flowers of the Pacific that bloom in all their beauty 200 years after the voyage. Banks’ Florilegium was printed using copperplates that Joseph Banks (1743-1820) had prepared for publishing the results...More »

  • poster for The Dream of French Paintings from Impressionism to Ecole de Paris

    The Dream of French Paintings from Impressionism to Ecole de Paris

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-18 - 2014-12-14

    France was at the height of its prosperity before World War I, a time when two completely different styles of art, impressionism and the Ecole de Paris, encountered each other. The common backgrounds shared...More »

  • poster for Visual Deception II Into the Future

    Visual Deception II Into the Future

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    • Media: Painting - Architecture - Installation
    • 2014-08-09 - 2014-10-05

    The genre of “Trompe l’oeil,” with its devices that play tricks upon the viewer’s eye, is a well-established form in art history. As a sequel to the Visual Deception: Trick Art Exhibition held in 2009,...More »

  • poster for Rétrospective Raoul Dufy

    Rétrospective Raoul Dufy

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Fashion
    • 2014-06-07 - 2014-07-27

    Renowned for his swinging lines upon a bright base of colors, the style of Raoul Dufy (1877–1953) began to blossom from the 1920s in paintings of the dazzling sunlight and open Mediterranean landscapes....More »

  • poster for “Collection of Museo Poldi Pezzoli: The Aristocratic Palace and its Beauty Milano the Magnificent Collection of the Nobleman”

    “Collection of Museo Poldi Pezzoli: The Aristocratic Palace and its Beauty Milano the Magnificent Collection of the Nobleman”

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2014-04-04 - 2014-05-25

    The Museo Poldi Pezzoli was originally the residence of the prominent Milanese nobleman Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli and is now open to the public as one of the most significant art museums in Italy. This...More »

  • poster for Arcadia on the Shore— Puvis de Chavannes’s Mythic World

    Arcadia on the Shore— Puvis de Chavannes’s Mythic World

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-01-02 - 2014-03-09

    Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, a well-known 19th-century French mural painter, worked on numerous monumental murals in major buildings in France, while also displaying his talents in easel painting. His soft-colored...More »

  • poster for “Masterpieces from the Yamadera Goto Museum of Art”

    “Masterpieces from the Yamadera Goto Museum of Art”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-20 - 2013-11-18

    Europe has an extremely wide range of paintings. Each era had many different styles and genres, and one after another, new trends came forth as the times changed. The Yamadera Goto Museum of Art in Yamagata...More »

  • poster for 50 Years of Rock— The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones

    50 Years of Rock— The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2013-08-28 - 2013-09-04

    The Beatles broke up in 1970, only eight years after their debut, but still managed to produce numerous masterpieces in that short period. Critically acclaimed and loved by multiple generations, their...More »

  • poster for “Léonard Foujita from the Collection of the Pola Museum of Art”

    “Léonard Foujita from the Collection of the Pola Museum of Art”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2013-08-10 - 2013-10-14

    Léonard Foujita (Tsuguharu Fujita, 1886–1968), the painter celebrated for his “milky white-skinned” female portraits, reached acclaim in Paris during the era of the Ecole de Paris for his female nudes,...More »

  • poster for Leo Lionni “Book! Art! Book!”

    Leo Lionni “Book! Art! Book!”

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Product
    • 2013-06-22 - 2013-08-04

    Leo Lionni is perhaps best known for his picture book “Swimmy,” which often appears in elementary school textbooks. He was born in Holland and worked in Italy as a graphic designer before fleeing to the...More »

  • poster for Antonio Lopez Exhibition

    Antonio Lopez Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2013-04-27 - 2013-06-16

    The artist Antonio López (1936- ) is a leading contemporary proponent of Spanish realism. With brilliant technique and penetrating powers of observation, he has created an unparalleled artistic world that...More »

  • poster for Rubens "Inspired by Italy and Established in Antwerp"

    Rubens "Inspired by Italy and Established in Antwerp"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-03-09 - 2013-04-21

    Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) enjoyed a great reputation throughout Europe during the baroque period in the seventeenth century. After his eight-year stay in Italy, he came back to Antwerp to run a large...More »

  • poster for "Hakuin - Messages in Zen Art" Exhibition

    "Hakuin - Messages in Zen Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-12-22 - 2013-02-24

    Ekaku Hakuin (1685–1768) was a Zen monk in the Edo period recognized as the restorer of the Rinzai school of Buddhism, who also left behind ten thousand Zen paintings. These works, used by Hakuin to educate...More »

  • poster for "The Real and the Imagined: Watercolours from The Whitworth Art Gallery" Exhibition

    "The Real and the Imagined: Watercolours from The Whitworth Art Gallery" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-10-20 - 2012-12-09

    The Whitworth Art Gallery, located in The University of Manchester in Britain, mainly houses modern art works. Above all, this collection of more than 4,500 British watercolors and drawings is globally...More »

  • poster for "Ilya Repin: Master Works from the State Tretyakov Gallery" Exhibition

    "Ilya Repin: Master Works from the State Tretyakov Gallery" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-08-04 - 2012-10-08

    Ilya Repin (1844–1930), who lived in the chaos of Russia between the late 19th to the early 20th century, was active as a standard-bearer of realism representing modern Russian painting. He joined the...More »

  • poster for Ernst Kreidolf "Talking Flowers, Fairies and Butterflies: The Universe of E. Kreidolf"

    Ernst Kreidolf "Talking Flowers, Fairies and Butterflies: The Universe of E. Kreidolf"

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2012-06-19 - 2012-07-29

    Swiss picture book artist Ernst Kreidolf (1863-1956) turned his child-like innocent gaze and free imagination into creating extraordinary and mysterious worlds of small creatures, overflowing with the...More »

  • poster for "Leonardo da Vinci: Lidea della Bellezza" Exhibition

    "Leonardo da Vinci: Lidea della Bellezza" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2012-03-31 - 2012-06-10

    Da Vinci bequeathed such treasures to the world as "The Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper", and their beauty reaches to the world even today, greatly influencing many painters. This exhibition will feature...More »

  • poster for Johannes Vermeer Exhibition

    Johannes Vermeer Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-12-23 - 2012-03-14

    Among the 30 or so works by Vermeer that still survive today, it is his paintings of letters, with their evocation of quiet drama in the midst of daily life, that occupy an important place in his oeuvre....More »

  • poster for "Bright Depression Exhibition" Exhibition

    "Bright Depression Exhibition" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture - Video and Film
    • 2011-06-02 - 2011-06-08

    The words "bright" and "depression" are seemingly un-linkable words, the latter being the character with the most brush strokes among all daily use Japanese. This exhibition takes the most hated word...More »

  • poster for "Pierre-Joseph Redoute: Works from 'Choix des plus belles fleurs'" Exhibition

    "Pierre-Joseph Redoute: Works from 'Choix des plus belles fleurs'" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2011-05-29 - 2011-07-03

    Having served Marie Antoinette as Draughtsman and Painter to the Queen's Cabinet, Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) became a protégé of Napoleon's wife Empress Josephine after the French Revolution and...More »

  • poster for "Nowhere - Somewhere that is not here" Exhibition

    "Nowhere - Somewhere that is not here" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2011-04-01 - 2011-04-10

    On display are works by 6 young artists that portray ephemeral yet vivid worlds filled with warmth as well as a sense of lonesome nostalgia. At Bunkamura Gallery [Image: Tomomi Yoshizawa, "Connection"...More »

  • poster for "Vermeer's 'Geographer': The Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Städel Museum" Exhibition

    "Vermeer's 'Geographer': The Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Städel Museum" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-03-03 - 2011-05-22

    Vermeer's paintings are studded with maps, charts and globes, the symbols of the sea voyages that provide the key to Holland's prosperity. In Vermeer's lifetime, the latest geographical information could...More »

  • poster for "Monet and the Artists of Giverny: The Beginning of American Impressionism" Exhibition

    "Monet and the Artists of Giverny: The Beginning of American Impressionism" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-12-07 - 2011-02-17

    In his later years, the Impressionist master Claude Monet moved to the small village of Giverny, where he also kept an atelier. Starting in the mid 1880s, several American painters also moved there, which...More »

  • poster for "SO + ZO Exhibition The Past and Present of Designs that Open the Way to the Future: 1960s"

    "SO + ZO Exhibition The Past and Present of Designs that Open the Way to the Future: 1960s"

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Product
    • 2010-11-13 - 2010-11-28

    On display are around 300 works by 100 graduates of the Kuwasawa Design School and Tokyo Zokei University, including interiors, products, graphics, illustration, fashion, textiles and more. Related...More »

  • poster for "Lights of Flanders: Images of a Beautiful Belgian Village" Exhibition

    "Lights of Flanders: Images of a Beautiful Belgian Village" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-09-04 - 2010-10-24

    Around the middle of the 19th century, painters all over Europe increasingly left the noise and clamor of the big cities and settled in artists’ colonies in the countryside, where they could put their...More »

  • poster for Bunta Inoue "Bunta Inoue in Wonderland"

    Bunta Inoue "Bunta Inoue in Wonderland"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2010-08-28 - 2010-09-08

    Bunta Inoue is a multi-talented artist who works in both 2D and 3D formats, designing characters and producing traditional fusuma-e sliding door paintings. This exhibition features new drawings that depict...More »

  • poster for Pieter Bruegel "The World of Bruegel in Black and White"

    Pieter Bruegel "The World of Bruegel in Black and White"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-07-17 - 2010-08-29

    The great Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel (1525/30-1569) is one of the best-loved painters in Japan. While many of his works illustrate proverbs or portray playing children and ordinary people carousing...More »

  • poster for "Taste of the Nature: Landscapes from the Museums of Strasbourg" Exhibition

    "Taste of the Nature: Landscapes from the Museums of Strasbourg" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2010-05-18 - 2010-07-11

    The museums of Strasbourg, in the center of Alsace, on the French border with Germany, are a treasure trove of famous art works, ranging from the distant past to the present day. From their collections,...More »

  • poster for ”Tamara de Lempicka et son époque”

    ”Tamara de Lempicka et son époque”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-03-06 - 2010-05-09

    The exhibition will focus on the artworks of the famous female artist Tamara de Lempicka. Lempicka has mainly worked in Paris in 1920’s and 30’s. Her unique and stylish artworks as well as her way of living...More »

  • poster for Kuniyoshi Kaneko "Juliette, or Vice Amply Rewarded"

    Kuniyoshi Kaneko "Juliette, or Vice Amply Rewarded"

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Talks
    • 2010-02-03 - 2010-02-14

    At the height of Japan's period of high economic growth in the 1960s, a time when change was forcibly demanded of a whole range of businesses, Kuniyoshi Kaneko spent her time developing and honing her...More »

  • poster for "A Celebration of Victorian Jewellery : Love, Leisure and Ceremony" Exhibition

    "A Celebration of Victorian Jewellery : Love, Leisure and Ceremony" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2010-01-02 - 2010-02-21

    Victorian jewelry from 19th century England, as well as the opulent lifestyles they adorned, occupied an important place in the history of European ornament. Even today, these styles continue to hold an...More »

  • poster for "New Year's Gift Art Bazaar"

    "New Year's Gift Art Bazaar"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2009-12-29 - 2010-01-06

    This is a pre-event to accompany Bunkamura's regular art bazaar exhibition, featuring a variety of works at special discounted prices - below ¥100,000 and under ¥50,000. Come find a piece to celebrate...More »

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    "Winter Craft Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2009-12-16 - 2009-12-27

    This is the 7th edition of Bunkamura's Winter Craft Collection exhibition, featuring work by more than 90 artisans who were sourced from all over Japan. On display are glass, wood, ceramics, accessories...More »

  • poster for CAA - Augur Auction Contemporary Art Auction - Sale 9

    CAA - Augur Auction Contemporary Art Auction - Sale 9

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2009-12-10 - 2009-12-13

    The Augur Contemporary Art Auction (CAA) deals mostly in contemporary art from Japan and abroad, with the objective of rejuvenating the contemporary Japanese art scene. Founded in 2006 by an art dealer,...More »

  • poster for Koji Yoshioka "Spain, Costa del Sol"

    Koji Yoshioka "Spain, Costa del Sol"

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2009-11-27 - 2009-12-07

    In 1968, the 24 year old Koji Yoshioka studied at the Ecole National des Beaux Arts in Paris. His talent blossomed early on, and in 1975 he became the youngest member ever elected to the prestigious Salon...More »

  • poster for Mitsuhiko Sasao "Landscape with Flowers"

    Mitsuhiko Sasao "Landscape with Flowers"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-11-13 - 2009-11-24

    Since his first solo show in 1998, Mitsuhiko Sasao has been holding a "landscape with flowers" exhibition every year at Bunkamura Gallery. His 10th solo show held 2 years ago featured works from all his...More »

  • poster for "Toulouse - Lautrec and his Circle" Exhibition

    "Toulouse - Lautrec and his Circle" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-11-10 - 2009-12-23

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), the phenomenally gifted painter who was active in Montmartre at the end of the 19th century, in his short life of only 36 years created a style all his own, though...More »

  • poster for Naohisa Inoue Exhibition

    Naohisa Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2009-10-31 - 2009-11-10

    Inoue's "Ibarado" is a fictional city whose air shimmers with a magical cast. It is at once an unknown world and a place that conjures up a vague nostalgia for somewhere you have been before. Just like...More »

  • poster for Kazuyuki Takishita Exhibition

    Kazuyuki Takishita Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2009-10-17 - 2009-10-28

    Kazuyuki Takishita is a Western-style painter who shares certain traits with nihonga painters - the settings of his paintings are all in Japan, and he works with acrylic on wooden board. He "wants to create...More »

  • poster for Tota Nagao Exhibition

    Tota Nagao Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-10-03 - 2009-10-14

    Almost all of Tota Nagao's works depict the landscapes and sights of France, where he maintains a studio. In 1966, Nagao left Japan and moved to France. The exotic scenes in his paintings recall places...More »

  • poster for "Kaleidoscopes: Little Mirrors that Reflect the World" Exhibition

    "Kaleidoscopes: Little Mirrors that Reflect the World" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2009-09-16 - 2009-09-30

    The Renaissance, which took place from the 14th through 16th centuries, was a European movement centered on Italy. It was a historical and cultural enterprise that attempted to revive Classical culture,...More »

  • poster for "CAA - Contemporary Art Auction Augur Auction-Sale.8"

    "CAA - Contemporary Art Auction Augur Auction-Sale.8"

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    • Media: Art Competition
    • 2009-09-09 - 2009-09-13

    8th edition of Japan's first augur auction dealing in contemporary art! Focusing mainly on contemporary art from Japan and abroad, Augur Auction aims at the rejuvenation of Japan's contemporary art...More »

  • poster for "A Museum of Belgian Visionary Art" Exhibition

    "A Museum of Belgian Visionary Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2009-09-03 - 2009-10-25

    At the turn of the 20th century there appeared in Belgium a number of superbly gifted painters - symbolists who were able to express the deepest corners of the human heart, and surrealists who managed...More »

  • poster for "The Future of Street Art: From Jamie Reid to Banksy" Exhibition

    "The Future of Street Art: From Jamie Reid to Banksy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints - Performance Art
    • 2009-08-14 - 2009-08-25

    London in the 1970s witnessed an unprecedented wave of unemployment amid a recession that eventually contributed to the rise of punk culture, a movement that encapsulated the feelings of a young generation...More »

  • poster for "REAL OSAKA - Osaka and Twelve Artists" Exhibition

    "REAL OSAKA - Osaka and Twelve Artists" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2009-07-25 - 2009-08-02

    Osaka as long flourished as the largest city in Western Japan, developing a unique culture known for its standup comedy and gastronomy. Many Osaka-specific topics and events have fired up the imagination...More »

  • poster for "The Form of Sound 2009: Craft Art Symphony" Exhibition

    "The Form of Sound 2009: Craft Art Symphony" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2009-07-11 - 2009-07-22

    Handmade objects miraculously equipped with all the necessary functions, fitting seamlessly into the life of the user. Crafts filled with the intentions and thoughts of the creator are like pieces of...More »

  • poster for Takeshi Nagase "Real"

    Takeshi Nagase "Real"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-06-20 - 2009-06-29

    Nagase's works express the stillness and movement of life as almost congruent forces. By using clear, sharp colors and an airbrush to achieve delicate depictions of his subjects, Nagase captures both the...More »

  • poster for "Visual Deception" Exhibition

    "Visual Deception" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-06-13 - 2009-08-16

    Trompe-l’oeil painting boasts a long history in Western art. In antiquity, already, skillful artists did their best to depict on a flat surface of a painting the three-dimensional contours of an object...More »

  • poster for "Hole" Exhibition

    "Hole" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-06-13 - 2009-06-19

    Originally a media for recording events, photography has morphed into an everyday medium indispensable to our daily lives with the advent of digital and cellphone cameras, which reflect individual viewpoints,...More »

  • poster for "Bunkamura Retrospective Exhibition"

    "Bunkamura Retrospective Exhibition"

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2009-06-04 - 2009-09-06

    Bunkamura celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. This exhibition looks back on the circumstances and historical background surrounding the institution. Straddling two centuries, Bunkamura has continually...More »

  • poster for Bernard Fuchs Exhibition

    Bernard Fuchs Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2009-05-23 - 2009-06-01

    Bernard Fuchs was an master of portraying light and shade, evoking a still and tranquil world from manifold layers of color and luster. After graduating from college, he did a brief stint in advertising...More »

  • poster for "Unforgettable Russia - Masterpieces from The State Tretyakov Gallery" Exhibition

    "Unforgettable Russia - Masterpieces from The State Tretyakov Gallery" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-04-04 - 2009-06-07

    The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow owns over 100,000 works of art, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, but its centerpiece is the collection of late 19th and early 20th century masterpieces...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces of Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen: The Beginning of the 20th Century - Times of Picasso and Klee" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces of Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen: The Beginning of the 20th Century - Times of Picasso and Klee" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-01-02 - 2009-03-22

    The Kunstsammlung (Art Collection) Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, Germany, moved to its present location in 1986. Its highly prized collection of 20th century art is housed in a building known affectionately...More »

  • poster for Augur Auction Charity Auction Event

    Augur Auction Charity Auction Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-12-11 - 2008-12-14

    Augur Auction is an auction event specializing in contemporary art. The next auction "Sale 6" will take place on Sunday, December 14th, together with a charity auction. The auctioneer will be special...More »

  • poster for Andrew Wyeth "Emotion and Creation"

    Andrew Wyeth "Emotion and Creation"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-11-08 - 2008-12-23

    With his images of archetypal American landscapes, Andrew Wyeth (b. 1917) is probably the greatest representative of American Realism. He started as a watercolorist, and his "drybrush" works possess a...More »

  • poster for "John Everett Millais - Giant of the Victorian Age" Exhibition

    "John Everett Millais - Giant of the Victorian Age" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2008-08-30 - 2008-10-26

    At the age of 11, John Everett Millais (1829-1896) became the youngest pupil ever to be admitted to the School of Royal Academy of Arts. However, he got soon tired of the classes and the outdated customs...More »

  • poster for "CAA-Contemporary Art Auction-Sale.5"

    "CAA-Contemporary Art Auction-Sale.5"

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    • Media: Art Competition
    • 2008-08-28 - 2008-08-31

    5th edition of Japan's first augur auction dealing in contemporary art! Focusing mainly on contemporary art from Japan and abroad, Augur Auction aims at the rejuvenation of Japan's contemporary art...More »

  • Yuji Yamashita "Past, Present and Future of Japanese Art"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-06-28 - 2008-07-26

    This summer at Nadiff sees the art historian Yuji Yamashita giving a series of lectures on Japanese art, its market, environment and future at Bunkamura in Shibuya. 1st lecture: June 28th. The Current...More »

  • poster for "Springtime of the Russian Avant-Garde: From Chagall to Malevich" Exhibition

    "Springtime of the Russian Avant-Garde: From Chagall to Malevich" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-06-21 - 2008-08-17

    The Moscow Museum of Modern Art opened in 1999 and owns an extensive collection of works by the leading painters of the Russian avant-garde which flourished in the first decades of the 20th century. This...More »

  • poster for "Space of Roses" Exhibition

    "Space of Roses" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2008-05-17 - 2008-06-15

    This exhibition features the work of Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), court painter to Marie Antoinette and later Josephine Bonaparte, held to commemorate the 250th anniversary of his birth next year....More »

  • poster for Renoir + Renoir

    Renoir + Renoir

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    • Media: Painting - Video and Film
    • 2008-02-02 - 2008-05-06

    Father and son, Painter and Film director; Two giants of art, together for the first time in Japan. An exhibition dedicated to the great painter Renoir and the great film director Renoir. Pierre-Auguste...More »

  • poster for Albert Anker "Healing Paintings from Switzerland"

    Albert Anker "Healing Paintings from Switzerland"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2007-12-01 - 2008-01-20

    Albert Anker, the 19th century Swiss naturalist painter (1831-1910), has been loved by the Swiss people as a national artist, and his works grace the collections of many museums. Although the Swiss-born...More »

  • poster for Tokyo International Film Festival

    Tokyo International Film Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-10-20 - 2007-10-28

    The Tokyo International Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as TIFF) has been held yearly since 1985 with the official endorsement of International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF)...More »

  • poster for "Brilliance of Venetian Painting - From Rennaisance Glory to 18th Century Greatness" Exhibition

    "Brilliance of Venetian Painting - From Rennaisance Glory to 18th Century Greatness" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2007-09-02 - 2007-10-25

    Venice, the city built on water that continues to attract visitors from all over the world, was once a thriving hub for eastern trade with a flourishing culture unique to the city. Marco Polo was a Venetian...More »

  • poster for "Redon's Black" Exhibition

    "Redon's Black" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2007-07-28 - 2007-08-26

    Odilon Redon (1840-1916) is known for his whimsical style, and is one of the representative painters of the French Symbolism movement along with Gustav Moreau from the same period. His print works that...More »

  • poster for "Flemish Paintings of the 17th Century from the National Gallery of Prague" Exhibition

    "Flemish Paintings of the 17th Century from the National Gallery of Prague" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2007-06-09 - 2007-07-22

    In 17th century Flanders, painting arts were reaching an age of maturity. Flanders was a region in the Holy Roman Empire that was ruled by the noted Habsburg family, and had also become a major artistic...More »

  • poster for "Modigliani Hébuterne, The Tragic Couple" Exhibition

    "Modigliani Hébuterne, The Tragic Couple" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2007-04-07 - 2007-06-03

    Amedeo Modigliani, one of the representative artists of the School of Paris, met a talented art student, Jeanne Hébuterne, when he was 32 and she was 18. They started living together, but his health worsened...More »

  • poster for "Tiara Dignity and Beauty - The Story of the Tiara" Exhibition

    "Tiara Dignity and Beauty - The Story of the Tiara" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2007-01-20 - 2007-03-18

    This is the first exhibition held in Japan to focus solely on tiaras, with pieces from European royal families, museums, and numerous jewelry brands, including Chaumet, Mellerio dits Meller, Cartier, Mikimoto,...More »

  • poster for "Super Escher" Exhibition

    "Super Escher" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2006-11-11 - 2007-01-13

    By tricking us with his trompe l'œil pictures, the Dutch artist M.C. Escher invites us into a strange universe. The works displayed here are on loan from the Municipal Museum in The Hague and range from...More »

  • poster for 19th Tokyo International Film Festival

    19th Tokyo International Film Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2006-10-21 - 2006-10-29

    The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has been held yearly since 1985 with the official endorsement of International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). This year will mark the 19th...More »

  • poster for Toshio Arimoto "Soft Light and Transparent Quiet Surrounds You"

    Toshio Arimoto "Soft Light and Transparent Quiet Surrounds You"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2006-09-28 - 2006-10-04

    With their beautiful forms and structures that resemble classic oil paintings, the works of Toshio Arimoto continue to be loved by people twenty years after his death. Forty original prints will be on...More »

  • poster for "The Age of Picasso and Modigliani" Exhibition

    "The Age of Picasso and Modigliani" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-09-02 - 2006-10-22

    The history of modern art in the 20th century starts at the end of the 19th, when fauvism emerged to replace impressionism. It was the birth of a new age with various new ways of expression. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Kaleidoscope - Created by Light

    Kaleidoscope - Created by Light

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2006-08-30 - 2006-09-10

    Traditionally, Kaleidoscopes took the form of paper tubes. However experts of various genres such as glass, wood, terra cotta and jewellery are redefining Kaleidoscopes bringing in unique designs that...More »

  • poster for BAS 06: Bunkamura Art Show 2006

    BAS 06: Bunkamura Art Show 2006

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-08-18 - 2006-08-27

    The BAS (Bunkamura Art Show) was started under the objective of encouraging and presenting the next generation of young artists. After the first show in 2004 "Landing" and 2005's "Jinko-Rakuen (Artificial...More »

  • poster for Emile Galle and the Daum Brothers

    Emile Galle and the Daum Brothers

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2006-07-08 - 2006-08-27

    116 selected art nouveau masterpieces by Emile Galle and the Brothers Daum from the State Hermitage Museum in Russia, of which most were gifts to the Czar from France.More »

  • poster for Dazzling Pompei - The Last Day of the Ancient Roman City

    Dazzling Pompei - The Last Day of the Ancient Roman City

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2006-04-28 - 2006-06-25

    Wall art, jewelry, sculptures and other treasure unearthed from the area surrounding Mount Vesuvius will be displayed to introduce Ancient Roman art at its best, before disaster struck Pompeii on that...More »

  • poster for Alpine Air - Swiss Art inspired by Mountains

    Alpine Air - Swiss Art inspired by Mountains

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2006-03-04 - 2006-04-09

    The “Alpine Air” exhibition, curated by Beat Wismer and organised in close cooperation by the Aargauer Kunsthaus (Aargau Museum of Fine Arts) in Switzerland and the Bunkamura Museum in Tokyo, focuses on...More »

  • poster for The Impressionist Collection of the Pola Museum of Art 2006

    The Impressionist Collection of the Pola Museum of Art 2006

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-01-02 - 2006-02-26

    The Pola Museum of Art can boast of an extensive collection of 9500 works, both western-style and Japanese, but its mainstay is formed by its more than 400 paintings of the 19th-century impressionist and...More »

  • poster for Masterpieces from The National Galleries of Scotland

    Masterpieces from The National Galleries of Scotland

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-11-05 - 2005-12-25

    The National Gallery of Scotland, the principal of a confederation of National Galleries in Edinburg, is known for its superb collection, spanning a history of over 150 years of European Art. This selection...More »

  • poster for Gustave Moreau

    Gustave Moreau

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2005-08-09 - 2005-10-23

    Drawing inspiration from Greek myths and Bible stories, Gustave Moreau created his own universe in Paris during the late 19th century. This exhibition will consist of his best works as selected by the...More »

  • Leonor Fini

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Fashion - Video and Film
    • 2005-06-18 - 2005-07-31

    Bursting upon the Paris art scene, Leonor Fini expressed her unique gifts in a range of medium including painting, photography, costume design, and film. The 100 works gathered for this exhibition will...More »

  • poster for Belgian Symbolism - Reality in the Abyss

    Belgian Symbolism - Reality in the Abyss

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2005-04-15 - 2005-06-12

    Arising in France in the latter part of the 19th century as a reaction to Realism, the Symbolist movement spread throughout the European countries, especially flourishing in Belgium. This exhibition...More »

  • Children of the World: Witness for Tomorrow

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-02-05 - 2005-03-21

    For this exhibition, photographs of children have been selected from among the works of approximately 200 internationally active photographers, both living and dead, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert...More »

  • poster for Grandma Moses

    Grandma Moses

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-01-02 - 2005-01-30

    Grandma Moses only began painting seriously when she was in her seventies. Born in a small farming village, her life from childhood on was far from comfortable. Grandma Moses produced about 1,600 paintings...More »

  • poster for Pop Art & Co.: The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art

    Pop Art & Co.: The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing
    • 2004-11-06 - 2004-12-26

    Pop Art was born in England in the 1950s and went on to mass popularity and commercial success in the USA. Shaking the very foundations of the traditional art world, Pop Art expanded the boundaries of...More »

  • poster for 17th Tokyo International Film Festival

    17th Tokyo International Film Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2004-10-23 - 2004-10-31

    The Tokyo International Film Festival (T.I.F.F.), approved by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPH), has been held since 1985 as one of the 12 major film festivals of the...More »

  • poster for Masterpieces from Guggenheim Collection

    Masterpieces from Guggenheim Collection

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2004-07-17 - 2004-10-24

    This exhibition will bring 79 works carefully selected from that rich collection, mostly from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, to Tokyo. Artists represented will include Renoir, van Gogh,...More »

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