This month we look at Spanish artist JOAN MIRO's work.
Check out our MIRO inspired Mobile workshop!
Check out this new exhibition on HOKUSAI.
Also see here for our HOKUSAI inspired art workshop, and our article on the exhibition!
Japanese artist YAYOI KUSAMA is obsessed with pumpkins and so are we!
Check out our YAYOI KUSAMA inspired HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN PAINTING workshop we did!
We checked out a contemporary dance performance by choreographer KAIJI MORIYAMA at the New National Theater Tokyo. This "CIRCUS" dance piece was designed to be enjoyed by both adults and children and uses fantastic costumes by Kozue Hibino, and music by Koji Kawase. We thought that this show was one of the best thing that Tokyo has to offer to young curious minds.
During this year's goldren week holiday, we checked out KOZUE HIBINO, a Japanese costume deisgner's exhibition at ICHIHARA LAKESIDE MUSEUM in Chiba. This modern art museum is located right on Lake Takataki, and hosts a region wide art festival called "ICHIHARA ART x MIX" every Spring.
You may know Kozue Hibino's work from NHK's educational channel "Nihongo de Asobo". Her costumes are whimsical, pop, eerie and avant-garde. Our kids totally loved the exhibit!
ICHIHARA LAKESIDE MUSEUM
We checked out the LEANDRO ERLIGHT exhibition over at Mori Art Museum in Roppoingi. Mori Art Museum occasionally hosts "Family Hour" at certain exhibitions where families with small children are invited to view shows before normal hours. We took advantage of the "Family Hour" and headed over to the museum at 9:30am!
This exhibition which consisted of installations pieces which were interactive with elements of surprise and play was a perfect museum experience for kids. What a fun way to immerse ourselves and art and to be inspired to look at our world from a different point of view!
"An Argentinian contemporary artist of global repute, Leandro Erlich is perhaps best known in Japan as the creator of The Swimming Pool, a permanent installation at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Erlich’s works employ optical illusions and sound effects to shake up our notions of common sense. "