Exhibition

Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics
A Collaboration with Nobuo Tsuji and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

October 18, 2017–April 1, 2018
Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)

“Fun, fun, fun”—The Boston Globe

Contemporary works by Takashi Murakami, one of the most imaginative and important artists working today, are juxtaposed with treasures from the MFA’s renowned collection of Japanese art. The exhibition reveals how Murakami’s contemporary vision is richly inflected by a dynamic conversation with the historical past, framed by a creative dialogue with the great Japanese art historian, Professor Nobuo Tsuji. Together, Murakami and Professor Tsuji have chosen the objects on view in the exhibition, including paintings and sculpture created by the artist in direct response to Japanese masterpieces from the MFA’s collection, such as Soga Shōhaku’s 35-foot-long Dragon and Clouds (1763) and Minister Kibi’s Adventures in China (12th century).

In the News

The New York Times (10/26/17): Takashi Murakami Teams With a Professor to Explore the Historical
The Boston Globe (10/20/17): Fun, fun, fun, with Takashi Murakami at the MFA
Boston Metro (10/31/17): 5 reasons why you have to see the MFA's Takashi Murakami exhibit

Sponsors

Generously supported by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.

Additional support provided by Davis and Carol Noble and an anonymous funder.

Presented with support from the Corporate Innovation Consortium: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, General Catalyst, Leerink Partners, and the Shah Family Foundation.

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