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information or inspiration?

Ready to see beautiful Japanese artwork with a fresh approach? This exhibition lets the viewer experience art through two different perspectives. One calls on the right brain, using your intuition to experience the artwork, the “inspiration” perspective. The other approach provides details for the left brain, allowing the “information”, and a full, unobstructed view of the artwork, to enhance the experience. This exhibition is made up of only 22 works of Japanese ceramics, glassware, incense burners and more, but visitors go through twice, choosing to begin with either the information (white) side or inspiration (black) side.

Monet’s Legacy

Most art lovers enjoy Monet and the Japanese are no exception. Monet’s Legacy is like three exhibitions in one: beautiful paintings by Monet and works in homage to or inspired by Monet by artists inside and outside of Japan. Almost all of the Monets are from museums in Japan, providing an opportunity to see these works in one place. Works by international artists include artist superstars such as Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and Willem de Kooning. The curators selected photographs, video and other types of artwork by Japanese artists to further demonstrate the influence of Monet. 

Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials

This survey of the work of the architect Kengo Kuma is sectioned by materials: bamboo, wood, stone, glass, metal, and more. Models, photographs, architectural drawings, samples of building materials, and graphics demonstrating how pieces are put together do a great job representing a wide variety of structures. Kengo Kuma is represented through his work; there is no information about the architect himself.

Kumagai Morikazu: The Joy of Life

Deceptively simple paintings of animals, flowers, insects and plants by Kumagai Morikazu are strikingly beautiful. Using bright colors, interesting color combinations and bold outlines, the artist demonstrates his joy in producing art, of life and of living. The exhibition includes over 200 works from all points of Kumagai Morikazu’s life.