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Art on the Road – Three Traveling Exhibitions From the Hara Museum www.tokyoartbeat.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 days, 10 hours ago in Art & Culture

The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art has two sites in Japan – one in bustling Tokyo and one in the peaceful Gunma countryside, two hours by train from the capital. Located next to the ranch park Ikaho Green Bokujo in Shibukawa, a rustic town famous for its hot springs, Hara Museum ARC is home to an important part of the Hara Museum Collection. With a focus on contemporary art from the 1960s and later, the collection features prominent Japanese and international artists such as Tadanori Yokoo, Yayoi Kusama, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol. The ARC’s multi-building compound designed by architect Arata Isozaki also houses the Kankai Pavilion, which displays an excellent selection of classical Asian art, including calligraphy, Nihonga painting, Chinese painting, and crafts.