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    Transformation: Arts Crossing Borders in the 19th and 20th Centuries

    29 April [Fri] - 10 July [Sun], 2022

    About this exhibition

    Modern art as we know it began in the latter half of the nineteenth century, colored by the emergence of Manet and the Impressionists and many other avant-garde movements. The background to those developments includes the increasing internationalization of the art world, with art-related people, works, and information crossing borders and continents. How, in that context, have artists, from the modern period on, amidst influences and relationships of unprecedented diversity, decided on and pursued their own artistic ideals and originality? This exhibition addresses crossings and reforms—transformations—by surveying European, Japanese, and American art from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of World War II. It focuses on four painters, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Fujishima Takeji, Paul Klee, and Zao Wou-Ki, who were stimulated to innovate in their art by contacts and conversations with different, sometimes alien, presences. Through eighty works of art, including two new acquisitions, and reference materials, this exhibition spotlights their transformative approaches to their creative work.

    Exhibition scenery

    Photo by Keizo Kioku

    Exhibition overview

    Exhibition title

    Transformation: Arts Crossing Borders in the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Exhibition period

    29 April [Fri] - 10 July [Sun], 2022

    Opening hours

    10:00 – 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays except April 29)​​ * Last admission 30 minutes before​ closing

    Closed

    Mondays

    Organizer

    Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    Venue

    5F Gallery

    Concurrent Exhibitions

    Photography and Painting: From Cézanne Shibata Toshio and Suzuki Risaku Jam Session: The Ishibashi Foundation Collection × Shibata Toshio × Suzuki Risaku (6F Gallery)
    Selections from the Ishibashi Foundation Collection Special Section Learning: Prints by Picasso and Miró (4F Gallery)

    Ticket prices (incl. tax)

    On-line ticket In-Person ticket (purchase at museum)
    General 1,200 yen *Credit card payments only 1,500 yen
    University
    college
    high school students
    Free entry Advance booking required
    Students must present their student ID upon entrance to the museum.
    Disabled visitors
    (plus one accompanying assistant)
    Free entry Advance booking required
    Children
    through junior high school
    Free entry Advance booking not required
    *Online tickets must be purchased up to 10 minutes before the end of each time slot.
    *Same day tickets on sale at museum are available only for time slots that have not reached full capacity.
    *Booking is not accepted when a time slot is full.
    *This admission fee gives the visitor access to all concurrent exhibitions.

    Art works

    Paul KLEE《Protectress》1932, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    Paul KLEE《Protectress》1932, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    Pierre-Auguste RENOIR《Copy after the Painting by Rubens "The Council of Gods》1861, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo<br />
Donated by Mr. Ryuzaburo Umehara

    Pierre-Auguste RENOIR《Copy after the Painting by Rubens "The Council of Gods》1861, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
    Donated by Mr. Ryuzaburo Umehara

    FUJISHIMA Takeji《 Sunrise over the Eastern Sea》1932, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    FUJISHIMA Takeji《 Sunrise over the Eastern Sea》1932, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    KOSUGI Misei (Hoan)《 Yamasachi-hiko》1917, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    KOSUGI Misei (Hoan)《 Yamasachi-hiko》1917, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    Paul KLEE《Friendly Place》1919, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    Paul KLEE《Friendly Place》1919, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    Paul KLEE《Arrival of the Aerial Dragon》1927, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    Paul KLEE《Arrival of the Aerial Dragon》1927, Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

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