Taro Okamoto Museum of Art TARO OKAMOTO MUSEUM of ART
岡本太郎美術館
岡本太郎美術館
岡本太郎美術館
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岡本太郎美術館
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  "“Isamu Noguchi and Taro Okamoto: ‘Japan’ of Two Travelers without Borders"  



Taro Okamoto, Tomorrow’s Mythology 1968 Isamu Noguchi, AKARI, designed 1953-
,The Kagawa Museum
©The Noguchi Museum / ARS - JASPAR
Period October 6 to January 14

Period : October 6 to January 14
Admission : Adult 1000yen(800yen), Students and Seniors [65 and over, with ID]800yen(640yen),

P*Children [15 and under] Free
*( ) parenthesis indicate group discount rates
Closed : Mondays(If Monday is a holiday, then next weekday),the day after national holidays,
December 29 – January 3

Isamu Noguchi (1904-88) and Taro Okamoto (1911-96) met for the first time in 1950. Noguchi became a globally successful sculptor while facing conflict regarding his own identity as a Japanese-American, and Okamoto, after having established his own career during his 10-year stay in Paris, was forced to return to Japan during the World War Two, which allowed him to appreciate Japanese art from a foreign perspective.  The two artists started their career in the western world and therefore were able to appreciate Japanese art from a foreign perspective, and consequently developed a new world in their artwork.  In this exhibition, we would like to offer everyone the opportunity to reaffirm what “Japan” and “Japanese beauty” in art through the works created by two different types of cross-cultural artists.

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