Gazing Shakespeare! - The World of Shakespeare through Book Design and Painting

The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga

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[Image: Arthur Rackham “Midsummer Night’s Dream” (1908) The Tsubochi Memorial Theatre Museum, K. Collection] T

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Celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this exhibition is divided into two main parts: paintings, prints, and book illustrations depicting famous places in Shakespeare’s plays, and roughly 80 works of highly original book design. The latter appeared England’s 2nd Designer Book Binders International Book Competition in 2013.

[Related Events]
Lecture “Shakespeare’s Flowers and Fragrances” (in Japanese)
Speaker: Akiko Kumai (author, potpourri researcher)
Date: Mar. 1 (Sat) 14:00

Bookbinding Workshop
Instructor: Keiko Fujii (bookmaker, exhibiting artist)
Date: Mar. 8 (Sun) 13:00–16:00
Please see the official website for details and information on more related events.

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from February 07, 2015 at 9:30 to April 05, 2015 at 17:00

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