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The Art of Healing, at the National Museum of Nature and Science
Susan Rogers Chikuba

Historical surgical implements, wooden dentures, medical texts, centuries-old bone fragments, and gorily detailed hand-drawn illustrations of cadaver dissections are not often the stuff of an Artscape review, but then again the show now running through June 15 at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno is no typical art exhibition. more...

A Modern Marriage: Kameki and Nobuko Tsuchiura at Tatemono-en
Nicolai Kruger
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of its opening, Tatemono-en, the open-air architectural museum located in Koganei Park, west of downtown Tokyo, is holding a special exhibition. A Dream of Modern Architecture: The Work of Kameki and Nobuko Tsuchiura gives visitors a glimpse into the life of what was perhaps Japan's first husband-wife architectural partnership. more...
Samurai Surrealism: Tetsuya Noguchi at the Nerima Art Museum
Alan Gleason

Every few years an artist gains cachet with pictures of hamburger-munching geishas and the like, painted in the fashion of ukiyoe or Nihonga. Though the gimmick is fun the first time, after a while it gets pretty predictable -- good for a laugh or two, but hardly the trenchant commentary on "traditional vs. modern" that the artist usually proclaims it to be. more...

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The Art of Healing, at the National Museum of Nature and Science
Susan Rogers Chikuba
1 Apr 2014
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A Modern Marriage: Kameki and Nobuko Tsuchiura at Tatemono-en
Nicolai Kruger
1 Apr 2014
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Samurai Surrealism: Tetsuya Noguchi at the Nerima Art Museum
Alan Gleason
1 Apr 2014
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Ginko, Ryusei and Reiko Kishida: Genealogy of Innovative Spirit
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Lucy Birmingham
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Kwak Duck-Jun: The Paintings of the 1960s
Christopher Stephens
3 Mar 2014
HERE/THERE
Where There Is Light -- at the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
Alan Gleason
3 Mar 2014
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Osaka City Museum of Modern Art Collection: Modern Avant-Garde Graphics
3 Mar 2014
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