A Nexus of Rainbows: Works from the Hara Museum and the Hara Rokuro Collections Part II

Hara Museum ARC



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A Nexus of Rainbows is the first collection exhibition to be held at the newly consolidated Hara Museum ARC. The word “rainbow” is the English translation of “Arc-en Ciel,” the name of the foundation which operates the museum. The rainbow is a visual symbol of the foundation’s ideal role, which is to be a bridge that brings people together as equals through art. It is a symbolic link that connects the unique aspects of the two previous venues. As a phenomenon in which multiple colors become visible through the refraction of sunlight, the rainbow is a metaphor for the aspiration of art- to make visible the invisible through a shift in perspective.

Then there is the rainbow as a symbol of diversity, coexistence, and peace. In line with this theme, this exhibition presents a diverse range of expression by artists of different genders, nationalities, and cultures from the Hara Museum Collection and the Hara Rokuro Collection. The core of the exhibition consists of works from the My Favorites exhibition curated in 2018 by Toshio Hara, the director of the Hara Museum at the time, along with works originally planned to appear in the final collection show at the Hara Museum that was canceled due to COVID-19. Also on view will be popular permanent installations by Yoshitomo Nara, Tatsuo Miyajima, and Yasumasa Morimura from the Hara Museum in Tokyo that have been reconfigured to become a part of the new face of Hara Museum ARC.

*One change of exhibits will take place at the Kankai Pavilion during Part I and Part II of the exhibition.
*The exhibition period is subject to change due to the situation of COVID-19 and other factors. Please check the museum website for the latest information.

Part I: April 24 (Saturday) – September 5 (Sunday), 2021
Part II: September 11 (Saturday), 2021 – January 10 (Monday/national holiday), 2022


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from September 11, 2021 to January 10, 2022
Open on 9/23, 10/28 and 12/30. Closed on January 1


Adults ¥1100, University and High School Students ¥700, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥500. Please see the museum website for more information.

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 16:30
Closed on Thursdays
Note:Closed on Thursdays (except national holidays and in August), and during exhibit changeovers and the New Year holidays. May close in case of bad weather.


Address: Ikaho Green Bokujo, 2855-1 Kanai, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma 377-0027
Phone: 0279-24-6585 Fax: 0279-24-0449

10 minutes by taxi from Shibukawa Station on the JR Joetsu line; From JR Shibukawa Station, take the Kan-etsu Kotsu bus towards Ikaho Onsen and get off at Green Bokujo-mae. The venue is 8 minute walk from there.

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