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Tour of the Murakami Exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Members-$8 & guests-$12. Optional self-hosted dinner to follow the tour at True Food Kitchen.
This event is nearing capacity. Please call the Village office at 773.248.8700 to inquire about availability.
Please note that the museum is free to Illinois residents on Tuesdays. The registration fee for this program covers the cost of a private docent-led tour of the exhibit.
Known for his collaborations with pop icon Kanye West and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) has blurred the boundaries throughout his career between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West. The MCA is proud to present a major retrospective of his paintings, featuring fifty works that span three decades of his career, from the artist’s earliest mature works—many of which are being shown in North America for the first time—to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings.
The exhibition, titled Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases the artist’s astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, and continued threats of nuclear power.
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