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Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Oct 18, 2017 To Apr 01, 2018


Detail: Contemporary works by Takashi Murakami, one of the most imaginative and important artists working today, are juxtaposed with treasures from the MFA’s renowned collection of Japanese art. The exhibition reveals how Murakami’s contemporary vision is richly inflected by a dynamic conversation with the historical past, framed by a creative dialogue with the great Japanese art historian, Professor Nobuo Tsuji. Together, Murakami and Professor Tsuji have chosen the objects on view in the exhibition, including paintings and sculpture created by the artist in direct response to Japanese masterpieces from the MFA’s collection, such as Soga Shōhaku’s 35-foot-long Dragon and Clouds (1763), and the Heiji Scroll (second half of the 13th century)—one of the most famous Japanese works of art outside of Japan.

Phone No.: 617-267-9300
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/takashi-murakami



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