IWAI: Arts of Celebration

Suntory Museum of Art

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This exhibition celebrates the opening of Suntory Museum of Art in Roppongi with a display of 150 works from the museum collection to five themes: "anniversary", with displays of auspicious omens motifs, "flower", which will convey the beauty of animals, plants, seasons and natural occurrences, "festival", with images of festive events and celebrations, "party", with scenes that will evoke images of kabuki entertainment, and "tone", which will convey the harmony of designs and colors.

The works will fill the museum with the joy of life, while the museum and exhibition space, designed by architect Kengo Kuma, draw out the charms of each piece.

Related events -
I Children's workshop
April 1st, 13:00-
Lecturer: Sachio Yoshioka (textile artist)
Target: Elementary, Junior high and High school students
30 seats
Reserve by March 18th
Fee: ¥1000

II Symposium "Dance of celebration"
April 22nd, 14:00-15:30
Lecturer: Masashi Miura (literary critic)
80 seats
Reserve by April 8th
Fee: ¥1000

III Workshop for families: "Natural dye"
May 3rd, 13:00-17:00
Lecturer: Sachio Yoshioka (textile artist)
30 seats
Reserve by April 18th
Fee: ¥2000

IV Workshop for families: "Boys' Festival"
May 5th, 14:00-16:00

V Commemorative event -
May 27th, 19:30-21:00 (planned)
Guests: Mikiro Sasaki (poet), Hitoshi Komuro (artist), Takio Ito (artist)
80 seats
Reserve by May 13th
Fee: ¥2000

Make reservations online or send a reply-paid postcard with your name, age, address, phone number, and program name to Education Program Staff at Tokyo Mid-town Garden Side, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8643. Reservation is restricted to one program per person. There will a drawing if there are too many applicants, and postcards will be sent out to selected applicants 10 days before the event.

Gallery tour (Free for ticket holders)
I Gallery talk by curator
March 21st, May 19th, June 2nd, from 14"00
II Friendly talk (aimed for children)
April 14th, April 28th, May 12th, May 26th, from 14:00

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Schedule

From 2007-03-30 To 2007-06-03

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Reviews

donald_japantimes: (2007-03-30 at 13:03)

The third point in the Pong
By Donald Eubank
Staff Writer

In comparison to the Mori Art Museum's relationship to Roppongi Hills, the Suntory needs Midtown more than Midtown needs it. The museum in Roppongi Hills gives credence to developer Minoru Mori's vision of a living center that offers not only commerce but culture. Midtown has coopted that idea of business, commerce and culture together, even if its real concentration is on design rather than art ...

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pbyjp: (2007-04-27 at 12:04)

I am not too big on crafts but this was an elegantly displayed and well paced first exhibition at the Suntory museum. The huge folding screens and other paintings made it all worth it.
Nice surprise: all captions are bilingual, with the room intro texts also translated and, cherry on the cake, the audioguides are available in English (for 500yen though.)
It took us about 1 hour to visit, with a break in the middle.
Looking forward to visiting their next show!

frf_momo36: (2007-05-31 at 17:05)

絵巻とか屏風とか掛け軸とか、日常の美ということばで表現されると、普段の生活になじみのない日本美術に、ぐっと親近感がわく。ライティングも手伝ってか落ち着いた展示室内と、障子や和室をイメージした内装に安心感があった。

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