Oita

Japanese Bamboo Art from New York: The Abbey Collection – Gifts to The Metropolitan Museum of Art (in Oita)

Adapted from “Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection” organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this exhibition introduces the bamboo artworks which well-known art collector the Abbeys had acquired. The collection includes Oita’s great Shounsai Shono, the first Living National Treasure in the field of bamboo craft, as well as the representative figures who made a legacy. With 75 works by 44 artists, this is the first occasion to show Abbey Collection in Japan. From traditional flower basket to contemporary dynamic sculpture, we hope you enjoy various expression and possibility of bamboo.

Summary

  • Period

    2019.05.182019.06.30
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  • Admission

    Adults 1,000yen(800yen)
    College and High school students 700yen(500yen)

    *Free for junior high school students and under
    *( ) reduced fees are available for groups of over 20 people

    For more details, visit the official site.

  • Closed days

    Open everyday

  • Opening hours

    10:00〜19:00 *Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
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