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Graphic Design From the 1960s to the 1970s

A special exhibition at the Musashino Art University Museum

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Musashino Art University Museum When: May 24th - Jun 20th 2021, 10:00am - 6:00pm

A special exhibition taking place at the Musashino Art University Museum in 2021 looks at graphic design in Japan during the 1960s and 1970s. During this period, Japan's economic growth was strong, and as a result there were significant changes in art, culture, and design. Virtually in the middle of this decade were the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and this was a major project from a design standpoint.

The exhibition will showcase a variety of works from this timeframe, with pieces on display from the likes of Hiromu Hara, Yusaku Kamekura, Ikko Tanaka, Kohei Sugiura, Mitsuo Katsui, and Tadanori Yokoo to name a few. Admission to the event is free.

Getting there

The Musashino Art University Museum is located 18 minutes walk (or a five minute taxi ride) from Takanodai station, served by the Seibu Kokubunji line. As there is no dedicated parking lot on-site, museum patrons are advised to utilize public transport wherever possible.

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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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Lynda Hogan a month ago
I had no idea Musashino Art University Museum hosts so many exhibits! Thanks for sharing the information
Kim Author a month ago
So many!!