"Beauty of Heavenly Bodies and the Universe" Exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga

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Humans have been dreaming and adoring the sun as the origin of life, innumerable stars, the moon and the infinitely expanding Galaxy.
The chemistry of the universe has attracted humans and excited their imagination. A movement of heavenly bodies has related with humans' work and life like a voyage and farming. Planets and constellations of the zodiac has influenced a personality and destiny. Due to a progression of astronomical research, numerous knowledge of the universe has been obtained since the Modern Age and yet it is still mystified.
This exhibition features painting, water painting, print, photography and sculpture about heavenly bodies and the universe. The exhibition also explores how artists imagined and dreamed and what astronomy influenced their creation. Images of heavenly bodies reflects joy, sorrow, anxiety, fear, dream, and longing.

Memorial Lecture: October 14th (Sun) 14:00-
"Cosmic iconography" by Haruhiko Fujita at Lecture hall

Special Lecture: November 17th (Sat) 14:00-
Lecturer: Ryuji Kagami
200 seats available (first come first serve/ numbered tickets will be given available at 13:00) at Lecture hall

Lecture Series: "Images of Heavenly Bodies and the Universe in Art"
at Lecture hall
Reservations required by October 20(Sat)
Part 1 "A History of Constellation": November 4th (Sun) 10:30-12:00
Part 2 "The Virgin Mary and the Moon": November 4th (Sun) 13:30-15:00
Part 3 "Birth of a Landscape": November 11th (Sun) 10:30-12:00
Part 4 "A Starry Sky, Sun and Moon in the 20th Century": November 11th (Sun) 13:30-15:00

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