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Bruno Munari Conservare lo spirito dell’infanzia [Keeping the Childhood Spirit]
From Museum Collection: Pleasure of Abstraction

7 April - 10 June 2018

Bruno Munari (1907-1998) is an Italian artist, designer, writer, and educator. Having started out as a member of the Second Futurist group, after World War II, he was active in design, picture books, educational toys, and writing, too. This exhibition is composed of approximately 320 works, including 150 or so that are being shown in Japan for the first time, and spanning Munari’s entire career.

Study of "Unreadable Book"

Study of "Unreadable Book", 1955, University of Parma, CSAC/ © Bruno Munari. All rights reserved to Maurizio Corraini srl. Courtesy by Alberto Munari

Closed: Mondays (except for April 30)
Adults: 1200 yen (1100 yen)
Under 20 or Students: 1050 yen (950 yen)
65 and over: 600 yen
High School Students: 100 yen
Junior High School Students and under: Free

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[Gallery 1] From Museum Collection: Pleasure of Abstraction

The dynamic development of Abstract painting attempted throughout the twentieth century was identifiable more or less concurrently in Japan, too. In the 1920s, MURAYAMA Tomoyoshi presented innovative works. In the 1930s, MURAI Masanari and others opened up new expressions of their own. After World War II, SAITOH Ghiju (Yoshishige) attempted abstraction of a concept in Demon. In France, IMAI Toshimitsu, DOMOTO Hisao, and others who were involved in Art Informel created monumental works. Introduced from our collection are 22 examples of the diverse and rich world of Japanese Abstract expressions.