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  • poster for A Story Begins in a Meeting of Pictures and Words – Into the Forests of Imagination

    A Story Begins in a Meeting of Pictures and Words – Into the Forests of Imagination

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    • at Art Museum & Library, Ota
    • 15-16-30 Higashi Honcho, Ota-shi, Gumma 373-0026
    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Workshops
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    Art Museum & Library, Ota places special focus on illustrated stories and children’s books. Its first show in a series about books and art explores the imaginative and creative power of combinations...More »

  • poster for Maurice de Vlaminck Exhibition

    Maurice de Vlaminck Exhibition

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    • at Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
    • 1-4-27 Kugawa, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi-ken 400-0065
    • Media: Painting
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    Maurice de Vlaminck (1876–1958) was a musician, writer, car racer, and painter in the Fauvist movement. He was later involved in Cubism and influenced Japanese painters such as Yuzo Saeki and Katsuzo Satomi....More »

  • poster for The Roots of Life

    The Roots of Life

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    • at Ashikaga Museum of Art
    • 2-14-7 Tori, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi-ken 326-0814
    • Media: Painting
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    Works by four artists.More »

  • Harunobu Suzuki: Ukiyo-e masterpieces from Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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    • at Chiba City Museum of Art
    • 3-10-8 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba 260-8733
    • Media: Prints
    • Ends in 6 days

    Harunobu Suzuki (born c.1725-1770) was a leading Ukiyoe artist who is recognized as being the first person to produce polychrome nishiki-e (brocade pictures), achieved through multi-color woodblock printing....More »

  • poster for Yuri Tsuiki Exhibition

    Yuri Tsuiki Exhibition

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    • at Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya
    • 856 Itamuro, Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi 325-0111
    • Media: Sculpture - Talks
    • Ends in 13 days

    Solo exhibition by Yuri Tsuiki, winner of the 11th Daikokuya Contemporary Art Competition Award. Tsuiki uses various materials in her work, such as plaster, clay, wood, silicon, bronze, and stone. She...More »

  • poster for Forest - the shape of life

    Forest - the shape of life

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    • at Bernard Buffet Museum
    • Higashino Clematis no Oka, 515-57 Sunto-gun, Nagaizumi-cho, Shizuoka 411-0931
    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Video and Film - Sound - Party - Talks
    • Ends in 14 days

    The Bernard Buffet Museum is surrounded by trees and has hosted various tree themed exhibitions in the past, such as “The Story of Trees” in 2013. In addressing this topic, the relationship between trees...More »

  • poster for Insects in Art

    Insects in Art

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    • at Sano Art Museum
    • 1-43 Nakatacho, Mishima-shi, Shizuoka 411-0838
    • Media: Nihonga
    • Ends in 19 days

    The Japanese often get a sense of seasonal changes from the appearance of different insects, whether it is butterflies dancing among flowers, the shrill sound of cicadas resting in the shade, or dragonflies...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Takizawa “Avalanche / Sheet / Dual”

    Hiroshi Takizawa “Avalanche / Sheet / Dual”

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    • at Rin Art Association
    • MACRO Building, 5-24 Iwaoshimachi, Takasaki-shi, Gunma 370-0044
    • Media: Photography
    • Ends in 26 days

    Photography by Hiroshi Takizawa.More »

  • poster for In Focus: Rodin’s “The Gates of Hell”

    In Focus: Rodin’s “The Gates of Hell”

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    • at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
    • 53-2 Yada, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken 422-8002
    • Media: Photography - Sculpture
    • Ends in 26 days

    With 2017 marking the 100th anniversary of the death of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, which holds one of Japan’s few Rodin collections, presents a series...More »

  • poster for The Art Show – Art of the New Millennium in the Taguchi Art Collection

    The Art Show – Art of the New Millennium in the Taguchi Art Collection

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
    • Gunmanomori Park, 992-1 Watanuki-machi, Takasaki-shi, Gunma-ken 370-1293
    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Workshops - Talks
    • Ends in 26 days

    Exhibiting 65 works of contemporary art by 53 artists, with a focus on pieces from the year 2000 onward. In addition to Japanese artists including Keiichi Tanaami, Yoko Ono, Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami,...More »

  • poster for Super Open Studio: Network

    Super Open Studio: Network

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    • at Art Laboratory Hashimoto
    • 1-34 Oyama-cho, Midori-ku, Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa 252-0146
    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Product - Art Festival - Art Fair - Artist in Residence - Workshops - Talks
    • Ends in 29 days

    Super Open Studio opens up artists’ studios in Sagamihara City and the surrounding area to the public. This year’s program features 23 studio openings with artwork exhibits and demonstrations, plus workshops,...More »

  • poster for Patricia Field “Art Collection: The world of Patricia Field”

    Patricia Field “Art Collection: The world of Patricia Field”

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    • at Nakamura Keith-Haring Collection
    • 10249-7 Kobuchizawamachi, Kitamori-shi, Yamanashi 408-0044
    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting
    • Ends in 33 days

    The Patricia Field boutique, where Madonna, Debbie Harry, and Jean-Michel Basquiat were regulars, existed as a melting pot of cultures where musicians, their fans, artists, celebrities, downtown personalities,...More »

  • poster for Anz Kanie “Looking at the world, or all things”

    Anz Kanie “Looking at the world, or all things”

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    • at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa
    • 2052-2 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano-ken 389-0111
    • Media: Prints
    • Ends in 37 days

    Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture is artist Anz Kanie’s adoptive hometown. She has spent a lot of time there since childhood, taking much inspiration from the abundant forests and animals there, as well as...More »

  • Artists who have crossed the seas

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    • at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa
    • 2052-2 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano-ken 389-0111
    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Sculpture - Product
    • Ends in 37 days

    In this exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa, visitors will be invited to explore the genealogy of the museum’s collection, with around 70 works presented...More »

  • poster for Kumi Sugai “Dashing Images”

    Kumi Sugai “Dashing Images”

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    • at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa
    • 2052-2 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano-ken 389-0111
    • Media: Painting
    • Ends in 37 days

    Kumi Sugai is a painter who worked between France and Japan, receiving high international acclaim during his lifetime. Even now, 20 years since Sugai’s death, his works continue to enthrall audiences with...More »

  • poster for Physiology of art, or meditation of transcendental taste

    Physiology of art, or meditation of transcendental taste

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    • at Sezon Museum of Modern Art
    • 2140 Nagakura Serigasawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano-ken 389-0111
    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Sculpture
    • Ends in 37 days

    Sezon Museum of Modern Art is known for prizing quality over quantity; rather than building a comprehensive collection that spans the history of art, the focus is on collecting individual works based on...More »

  • poster for Graphic Designer Koichi Sato

    Graphic Designer Koichi Sato

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    • at Takasaki Museum of Art
    • 110-27 Yashima-cho, Takasaki-shi, Gunma-ken 370-0849
    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Talks
    • Ends in 40 days

    Exhibiting major works, high school posters and sketch books, and early theater posters and fliers by Koichi Sato, an important Japanese graphic designer from Takasaki. More »

  • poster for Nihon Minkaen 50th Anniversary Exhibition: ‘Past and Present’ Story

    Nihon Minkaen 50th Anniversary Exhibition: ‘Past and Present’ Story

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    • at Nihon Minkaen
    • 7-1-1 Masugata, Tama-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 214-0032
    • Media: Photography - Architecture
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    Minkaen (Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum) opened in April of 1967. This year, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary. To celebrate this major milestone, it will hold a special exhibition which will include...More »

  • poster for Yuichiro Tamura “Essay: Glory and the End, or that Weekend / Week End”

    Yuichiro Tamura “Essay: Glory and the End, or that Weekend / Week End”

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    • at Oyama City Kurumaya Museum of Art
    • 3-10-34 Otome, Oyama-shi, Tochigi 329-0214
    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Party
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    Yuichiro Tamura and Hiroyuki Hattori have been traveling to Oyama City regularly for the last year, making observations and developing a dialog. During this process, Hattori took an interest in the Oyama...More »

  • poster for 15th Anniversary Exhibition: The Tree of Life

    15th Anniversary Exhibition: The Tree of Life

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    • at The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum
    • Higashino Clematis no Oka, 347-1 Sunto-gun, Nagaizumi-cho, Shizuoka 411-0931
    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Nihonga - Sculpture - Installation - Performance Art - Talks
    • Ends in 44 days

    Trees remain a source of fascination to people even in contemporary times. For its 15th anniversary, the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum presents an exhibition focused on works from its collection on the...More »

  • poster for Rieko Hidaka “Sky and Trees”

    Rieko Hidaka “Sky and Trees”

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    • at The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum
    • Higashino Clematis no Oka, 347-1 Sunto-gun, Nagaizumi-cho, Shizuoka 411-0931
    • Media: Painting - Nihonga
    • Ends in 44 days

    Rieko Hidaka is a painter active in the field of contemporary art who uses traditional materials common to Japanese-style painting, but avoids taking a conventional approach. Her paintings characteristically...More »

  • poster for Felice Beato photographs: people, landscapes, and Japanese Western-style paintings

    Felice Beato photographs: people, landscapes, and Japanese Western-style paintings

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    • at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
    • 631 Sakado, Sakura-shi, Chiba-ken 285-8505
    • Media: Photography
    • Ends in 47 days

    Felice Beato (1834–1909) lived in Japan from the late Edo period into the Meiji era, and from his base in Yokohama he photographed widely in cities such as Edo (present day Tokyo) and Nagasaki, as well...More »

  • poster for Yutaka Nishimura “Creatures in Yatsugatake”

    Yutaka Nishimura “Creatures in Yatsugatake”

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    • at Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
    • 3545-1222 Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi-ken 407-0301
    • Media: Photography - Workshops - Talks
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    In his work, Yutaka Nishimura looks to capture a wild and unaltered version of the everyday in nature. For this reason, he often shots amidst adverse conditions. Nishimura communicates the delight of making...More »

  • poster for Artist Project #2.02 Ken Kitano “Collecting the Lights”

    Artist Project #2.02 Ken Kitano “Collecting the Lights”

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
    • 9-30-1 Tokiwa, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama 330-0061
    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • Ends in 54 days

    Ken Kitano is a photographer who focuses on themes such as “cities,” “nature,” and “humans.” In recent years, these themes have come to encompass the earth and the universe, as well as newborn babies....More »

  • poster for Livres d’enfance français, Collection Kashima Shigeru

    Livres d’enfance français, Collection Kashima Shigeru

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    • at Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi
    • 2003 Hinata-cho, Tatebayashi-shi, Gunma-ken 374-0076
    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Workshops - Talks
    • Ends in 68 days

    This is the first time for these French picture books treasured for many years in the collection of rare Western books belonging to Shigeru Kashima, a scholar of French literature, to be shown in public....More »

  • poster for Sawada Kyoichi: From Home to Battle Zone

    Sawada Kyoichi: From Home to Battle Zone

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    • at Izu Photo Museum
    • 347-1 Higashino Clematis no Oka, Nagaizumi-cho, Shizuoka 411-0931
    • Media: Photography
    • Ends in 69 days

    Sawada Kyoichi was born in the northern Japanese city of Aomori in 1936. He worked at the US military base in Misawa before heading to Indochina in 1965, when the war was ablaze. During the years when...More »

  • poster for 10th Anniversary Exhibition “Keith Haring and Japan: Pop to Neo-Japonism”

    10th Anniversary Exhibition “Keith Haring and Japan: Pop to Neo-Japonism”

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    • at Nakamura Keith-Haring Collection
    • 10249-7 Kobuchizawamachi, Kitamori-shi, Yamanashi 408-0044
    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • Ends in 83 days

    The Nakamura Keith Haring Collection, the only museum in the world dedicated to the collection of Keith Haring’s artwork, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. This exhibition focuses on the footprints...More »

  • poster for A Bounty of Art

    A Bounty of Art

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    • at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)
    • Ikaho Green Bokujo, 2855-1 Kanai, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma-ken 377-0027
    • Media: Painting - Nihonga
    • Ends in 83 days

    During the long history of Japanese art, a great many painters have left behind a legacy of exquisite masterpieces. The Kano painters stand out as the largest school and one whose dominance lasted more...More »

  • poster for Kengo Kito “Multiple Star Ⅲ”

    Kengo Kito “Multiple Star Ⅲ”

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    • at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)
    • Ikaho Green Bokujo, 2855-1 Kanai, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma-ken 377-0027
    • Media: Installation
    • Ends in 83 days

    This is the third and final installment of the three part ten-month exhibition currently being held in Gallery A at Hara Museum Arc. In Part I, Kengo Kito unveiled an installation comprising 1,300 hula...More »

  • poster for Layered Forms - Selections from the Hara Museum Collection

    Layered Forms - Selections from the Hara Museum Collection

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    • at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)
    • Ikaho Green Bokujo, 2855-1 Kanai, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma-ken 377-0027
    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • Ends in 83 days

    The keyword behind the works from the Hara Museum Collection featured in this exhibition is “layer,” a reference not only to a work’s structural aspect, but also to the idea of “layers of meaning.” In...More »

  • poster for Rethinking Bernard Buffet: Half A Century of Masterpieces

    Rethinking Bernard Buffet: Half A Century of Masterpieces

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    • at Bernard Buffet Museum
    • Higashino Clematis no Oka, 515-57 Sunto-gun, Nagaizumi-cho, Shizuoka 411-0931
    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • Ends in 91 days

    Bernard Buffet made his debut as a painter at the age of 20, becoming famous for his portraits that characteristically use straight black lines and subdued hues to embody the social anxiety and void following...More »

  • poster for David Shrigley “Lose Your Mind”

    David Shrigley “Lose Your Mind”

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    • at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito
    • 1-6-8 Goken-cho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken, 310-0063
    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Animation - Workshops - Talks
    • Ends in 96 days

    Art Tower Mito is holding Japan’s first large-scale solo exhibition of the work of acclaimed British artist David Shrigley, known for his darkly humorous take on everyday situations. David Shrigley works...More »

  • poster for Tomiyuki Kaneko “Asian Deities”

    Tomiyuki Kaneko “Asian Deities”

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    • at Gallery Ohrin
    • 1F Ohrinkan, Hitachinokuni Izumotaisha, 2001 Fukuhara, Kasama-shi, Ibaraki 309-1634
    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Party
    • Ends in 103 days

    Tomiyuki Kaneko’s work has been garnering attention for the high impact it has on viewers, with works like “Red Banas Pati Raja” (2012) selected for use as the main visual for the “Domani: The Art of Tomorrow”...More »

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Permanent events

  • poster for Ibaraki Museum of Modern Art Permanent Exhibition

    Ibaraki Museum of Modern Art Permanent Exhibition

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
    • 666-1 Higashi-Kubo, Senbacho, Mito, Ibaraki 310‐0851
    • Media: Painting

    With works from the Ibaraki area as the nucleus, objects in the museum’s permanent collection are shown systematically so that the history of modern and contemporary art can be easily understood. More »

  • poster for Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art Permanent Exhibition

    Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art Permanent Exhibition

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    • at Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art
    • 614 Totari, Ito-shi, Shizuoka-ken 414-0052
    • Media: Painting - Sculpture

    The museum collection consists of 1210 pieces centering upon 20th century works depicting the <human being>. 540 are works by Renoir, Bonnard, Picasso, Matisse, Leger, Chagall, Kokoschka, Milo,...More »

  • poster for Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani Permanent Exhibition

    Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani Permanent Exhibition

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    • at Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani
    • 2465 Yoshitaka, Inba-mura, Inba-gun, Chiba-ken 270-1603
    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Crafts

    Our permanent exhibition, held on the first floor, features the work of metal-cast artists Hotsuma Katori and Shinobu Tsuda. Both being born in the same period, in the Hokuso area of Chiba Prefecture,...More »

  • poster for Motohiro Tomii "Special Exhibition = Permanent Collection Exhibition"

    Motohiro Tomii "Special Exhibition = Permanent Collection Exhibition"

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    • at ARCUS Studio
    • Moriya Manabinosato, 2418 Itatoi, Moriya-shi, Ibaraki 302-0101
    • Media: Installation - Party

    Artist Motohiro Tomii will create sculptural works using ready-made objects. The sculptures will then become permanent collections of ARCUS Project and exhibited inside Building B. Moriya Manabi-no-sato,...More »

  • poster for Permanent Outdoor Installation Exhibition

    Permanent Outdoor Installation Exhibition

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    • at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)
    • Ikaho Green Bokujo, 2855-1 Kanai, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma-ken 377-0027
    • Media: Sculpture - Installation

    New permanent installations by three internationally renowned contemporary artists debut in the fall of 2016 at Hara Museum ARC: Olafur Eliasson’s “Sunspace for Shibukawa,” Lee Bul’s “A Fragmentary Anatomy...More »

  • poster for Tenshin Okakura Memorial Room Exhibition

    Tenshin Okakura Memorial Room Exhibition

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    • at Tenshin Memorial Museum Of Art, Ibaraki
    • 2083 Tsubaki, Otsu-cho, Kitaibaraki-shi, Ibaraki-ken 319-1702
    • Media: Painting

    Works by artists from Izura who were tutored by Tenshin Okakura will be on display. Exhibits will rotate six times a year.More »

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