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Magic Hour: Twilight walking with Monet

Throughout December, Pola Museum, which houses the largest collection of Monet works in Japan, will host a special exhibition in which the works are displayed in warm and soft “dusk” lighting. The lighting in the exhibition room, designed by architect…

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En Route to Impressionism

The 19th Century saw a great development of landscape painting in France. The landscape came to be seen as the subject of the painting itself, not as a mythological or historical backdrop. In addition, the invention of tubes of paint…

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Suzuki Kiitsu’s Mountain Streams in Summer and Autumn

Mountain Streams in Summer and Autumn, by Suzuki Kiitsu (1796-1858) depicts a Japanese cypress grove, streams rushing through the rocky mountain side, with a strong sense of reality yet filled with an eerily mysterious feeling. Kiitsu had been the leading…

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Johan Deckmann: You May Not Want to Hear This

MAKI Gallery is pleased to present You May Not Want To Hear This, Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann’s first solo exhibition in Japan. Featured at our Tennoz I space will be an array of new paintings and mixed media sculptures as well…

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Miyamoto Saburo chronicle II

Featured image: Miyamoto Saburo, Dozing, 1974 This is the second of a two-part exhibition held throughout the year focusing on the career of the Western-style painter Miyamoto Saburo (1905-1974). Miyamoto was highly adept at figuration and realistic depictions. How did…

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TOKYO LOVEHOTELS Vol.23 #TIMEWILLTELL

Art-event organization Tokyo LoveHotels is back with another event, Vol.23 #TIMEWILLTELL. Prepare for a night of art, music, and experiences with local and international talents – all under one roof. Covid-19 restrictions and policies apply.   Oct 2nd (Sat) 2pm-8pm…

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“Handsome Men They Are” Exhibition

“Bishonen” is an attempt to pursue what people have been looking for in an ideal male image by following the images of young boys and young men expressed in Japanese visual culture throughout the years. The image of a woman,…

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GRANDMA MOSES: A Retrospective Exhibition

Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961), known by her nickname Grandma Moses, began painting in earnest in her 70s and produced over 1,600 works until her final year at the age of 101. Her paintings depict the natural beauty and rural…

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Introduction to Traditional Art: People in Painting

This exhibition is the fifth in the Introduction to Traditional Art series, which presents traditional art genres and their notable features in an accessible, easy to understand way. The subject this year is a central painting theme: people. Today, paintings…

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Shinohara Maruyoshi Fuurin Workshop

Charismatic master craftsman Shinohara-san has been creating fuurin (traditional Japanese wind chimes) for over 45 years in his shop that has been open since the Edo period. Unlike regular wind chimes that you might come across at your local home center, the…

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Exactly Wrong

MAKI Gallery is pleased to present Exactly Wrong, Canada-based artist Tammi Campbell’s first solo exhibition in Asia. Premiering across both Tennozu and Omotesando, Tokyo, the extensive survey will showcase nearly 30 new paintings that continue the artist’s practice of replicating iconic…

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