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Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism
Feb 19, 2019 at 9:30 am - May 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm￥800
For its 60th birthday, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo is hosting a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to one of the world’s best known modern architects, Le Corbusier — who designed the actual museum itself. Le Corbusier published a manifesto regarding modern architecture in 1920, labelling his philosophy as a form of ‘purism’ believing that structures should be based on an aesthetic purity with minimal detail whilst embracing technology. It promises to be a detailed look at the man himself, his artistic vision and his stunning array of work.
Open 9.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday; 9.30am – 8pm Friday and Saturday.
Closed Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday).
Adult ¥1,600, Student ¥1,200, Seniors ¥800,
The National Museum of Western Art 7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku