Monthly Archives: June 2012

Japanese Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston : Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum March 20 – Jun 10 2012 ‘Most anecdotes on Shohaku describe an arrogant, brazen, aggressive individual’ , but it is a work by this artist that tops the Tokyo National Museum poll of favourite works at the …
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Kamisakka Sekka Dawn of Modern Japanese Design : Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Australia 22 June – 22 July & 25 July – 26 August 2012 Continuing its longstanding commitment to bringing serious international collections of Japanese art to Australia, the AGNSW will exhibit the brilliant work of …
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Pola Museum of Art : Hakone Japan

The commitment to serious art in Japan is always overwhelming. Putting aside, for the moment, the question of whether this commitment is as seriously expressed with regard to Japanese culture as to European and Chinese, every prefecture has a major …
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Maio Motoko selected for Craft Spoken Here : Philadelphia Museum of Art

Maio Motoko Philadelphia Museum of Art May 5-Aug 12 2012 Applauding and revisiting craft is seemingly part of a worldwide trend with one of America’s oldest and largest art museums, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, celebrating craft in an exhibition …
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Foreign ownership of Japanese art

*Pictured Japanese Room, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Courtesy of the Boston Public LIbrary  ‘Some Japanese people have mixed feelings about foreigners possessing art pieces deemed national treasures or seen as culturally important,’ is a sentiment expressed in an article …
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