Art Deco in Residence

Art, Architecture
'Great Hall', Matsui photo studio, ca. 1933
'Coffee and tea set on a tray', designed 1930. Ise Foundation

The recently renovated Teien Art Museum's summer exhibit is divvied up into two sections: 'Art Deco Collectors' displays some of the genre's finest pieces available in Japan, while 'Looking at Architecture 2015' invites visitors to take a closer look at the museum building itself. Recently designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan, the structure has been redecorated to resemble its original 1933 form, allowing the audience to ponder its past and present historical significance. Meanwhile, the 'Collectors' section shines the spotlight on individual Art Deco enthusiasts, exhibiting everything from posters to sculptures and furniture, and letting the experts share their personal thoughts and feelings about this still-dynamic genre.

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