Subseries A. "Japanese Design: A Survey Since 1950." September 25, 1994 - November 20, 1994

Date:
1989-1996

Scope and Content Note

The exhibition "Japanese Design: A Survey Since 1950," was a stunning display of over 250 objects that opened at the PMA on September 25, 1994. Included were modern design objects such as furniture, electronics, housewares, packaging, clothing, and posters. Organized by Kathryn B. Hiesinger, Curator of European Decorative Arts after 1700, and Felice Fischer, Curator of Japanese Art, both of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition installation was designed by Dr. Kisho Kurokawa, the Japanese architect and theorist. A travelling exhibition, "Japanese Design: first opened at the PMA, then went on to the Galleria dell'Triennale in Milan, Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne in Paris, and closed at the Suntory Museum Tempozan in Osaka, Japan. The records include administrative, catalogue, object, and research files. The bulk of the material dates from 1992 to 1996. Researchers should note that there are some records still remaining in the East Asian Art Department office.

See Also:
European Decorative Arts after 1700 Department Records / I. Exhibition records / B. "Japanese Design: A Survey Since 1950." September 25, 1994 - November 20, 1994