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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Decisive Moments

Apr 05 - Jun 18

Kahitsukan • Kyoto Contemporary Museum of Art Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) was a highly influential French photographer active throughout the 20th century. After experimenting with different art forms in his early years, including music, painting, and acting, he pioneered the street-photography movement and became famous for his candid black-and-white shots. Cartier-Bresson, an army corporal photographer who

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Wooden Buddhist Statues in Japan

Apr 08 - Jun 04
Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts, 1-82 Chausuyamachō, Tennōji-ku, Ōsaka-shi
Osaka, Select a State: 543-0063 Japan

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts Japan’s Shinto influence has long contributed to a sense of reverence for natural objects in the hearts of its people. Since ancient times, artists and spiritualists alike have expressed tremendous veneration for trees, which are believed to house the energy of sacred spirits. Trees that grow tall over the

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2017 Collection Exhibition: Feminine Reflections of Time

Apr 11 - Jun 18

BB Plaza Museum of Art In the realm of art, nudity never loses its power. The female image has been an essential focus throughout the history of Western painting and remains a key motif to this day. Female nudes have appeared in Japanese art since ancient times, but came under the influence of Western artistic

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Postwar German Posters for Films

Apr 19 - Jun 11
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Okazaki Enshoji-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Kyoto, 606-8344

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto The postwar division of Germany into East and West after WWII came to affect every aspect of life in its territories, including the film industry. As the respective governments and societies of East and West Germany splintered and evolved along separate paths, so did the culture surrounding movies

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A Monumental Journey to the Far Side of the World: The Art of Renaissance Italy and the Boys of Tensho-Era Japan

Apr 22 - Jul 17
Kobe City Museum, 24 Kyōmachi, Chūō-ku
Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken Japan

Kobe City Museum In 1582, a representative envoy known as the Tensho Embassy was sent by Japanese Christian Lord Omoto Sorin to meet with the Pope and kings of 16th-century Europe. Throughout its eight-year journey, members of the embassy visited numerous European countries and their territories, including Italy, where the Renaissance period was in full

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Ryan Gander – These Wings Aren’t For Flying

Apr 29 - Jul 02
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, kita-ku, Osaka
Osaka, 530-0005 Japan

The National Museum of Art, Osaka English multimedia artist Ryan Gander aims to spark the imaginations of his audience by pushing the bounds of their understanding and perception. He has hosted multiple solo exhibitions worldwide since the early 2000s, displaying a diversity of sculptures, installations, paintings, photography, videos, and prints produced using artistic materials and

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Fantastic Art in Belgium

May 20 - Jul 09
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku
Kobe, 651-0073

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Early Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch depicted fantastical dream worlds featuring bizarre creatures and thematic imagery related to heaven, hell, and the multifaceted experiences of humanity. He is perhaps best known for his ambitious triptych titled, The Garden of Earthly Delights, on display at the Museo del Prado since 1939. Bosch’s

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