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Kurt Seligmann and Taro Okamoto

Art is Magic

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Taro Okamoto Museum of Art When: Oct 24th - Jan 24th 2021, 9:30am - 5:00pm

The exhibition "Kurt Seligmann and Taro Okamoto: Art is Magic" focuses on the friendship and the works of these two artists, as well as the similarities between them. Okamoto was a Japanese artist famous for his abstract and avant-garde styled paintings and sculptures, and he joined the Association of Avant-Garde Artists in 1933 while he was in Paris. It was there that he formed a friendship with Seligmann, and many of his pieces seem to be influenced by his works.

Some of the artworks on display include Seligmann's "Memnon and Butterfly" (1942) and Okamoto's "Space" (1934, recreated in 1954).

Adult admission to the special exhibition is 1000 yen.

Getting there

The Taro Okamoto Museum of Art is located in Kawasaki. It is approximately a 15 minute walk from the South exit of Mukogaoka-yuen Station, served by the Odakyu line.

For those driving to the museum, parking is available by the Ikuta Ryokuchi Park's East Gate.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elena Lisina 3 months ago
Taro Okamoto Art Museum is on my list of 'must visit'! I really love that artist!
Kim Author 3 months ago
He has a really unique style!