Current Exhibition

My Favorites: Toshio Hara Selects from the Permanent Collection
January 6 (Saturday) - June 3 (Sunday), 2018
Part I: January 6 (Saturday) - March 11 (Sunday), 2018
Part II: March 21 (Wednesday/national holiday) - June 3 (Sunday), 2018

Since he started the Hara Museum in 1979 as one of Japan's first museums dedicated to contemporary art, the director Toshio Hara has devoted himself to the promotion of international exchange and the advancement of art and culture through the holding of special exhibitions, international traveling shows and other activities. This permanent collection show, which stands out as the first to be curated by Toshio Hara himself, features works that he personally selected from the collection's approximately 1,000 pieces of post-1950s art which spans the entire spectrum of media from painting, sculpture and photography to video art and installation. The first of this two-part exhibition focuses on artworks collected during the first decade or so of the collection's history, from the late '70s through the first half of the '80s, while the second showcases works that have appeared in exhibitions held at the museum over the years. Together they provide an introduction to the museum over its almost 40-year history, as well as the major art trends that have prevailed from the middle of the 20th century onward.

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Upcoming Exhibition

Mami Kosemura: Phantasies Over Time
June 16 (Saturday) - September 2 (Sunday), 2018

This summer, the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art is happy to present "Mami Kosemura: Phantasies Over Time", the first solo museum show of an artist who blurs the boundary between painting, video and photography to explore the nature of reality.

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Artist Talk: Yoshitomo Nara
May 20 (Sunday), 2018

This talk will be given by the artist Yoshitomo Nara, the creator of "Eve of Destruction" featured in the current exhibition "My Favorites - Toshio Hara Selects from the Permanent Collection".
*Talk will be given in Japanese only.

Date: May 20 (Sunday), 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)
Venue: The Hall at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Ticket Information
Adults: 2,000 yen (free seating; includes museum admission)
Website: PEATIX

-Tickets are available for purchase from 11:00 am on April 28 (Saturday).
-The Hara Museum does not accept requests for the advance purchase of tickets.
-Once purchased, there will be no cancellations or refunds for tickets.

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