June 17, 2010
Alphonse Mucha in Mitaka
Alphonse Mucha is one of my all time favorite artists from the previous century, and the last place I would have expected a quality exhibition of his work is right here in suburb west-Tokyo area, in the city of Mitaka. This gallery is a relatively small space located on the top floor that is adjacent to Mitaka station, and honestly does not look impressive at all from the outside. I've been to other big name exhibitions in the area (ie - Norman Rockwell), and was thoroughly disappointed by what was on display.
But the Mitaka City Gallery of Art did a fabulous job of borrowing works from all over the world, and showcased a very wide range of Mucha's work including oil paintings, poster/designs and sketches/studies. I noticed a lot of borrowed work from Prague. I went with very low expectations so this exhibition ended up blowing me away.
Place had pretty tight security with no photography, so I was only able to sneak a couple shots.
Alphonse Mucha 150th Birthday Exhibition
Mitaka City Gallery Of Art
May 22 through July 4, 2010
〒181-0013 東京都三鷹市下連雀3-35-1 CORAL(コラル)５階