Takashi Murakami Flower Ball (Lots of Colors), 2008 Acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on board 59 in. (150 cm) diameter Cari and Michael J. Sacks © 2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Nathan Keay

Date/Time

June 10, 2018 to September 16, 2018
12:00 AM

Location

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth View map

Description

On view June 10–September 16

Known for his collaborations with pop icon Kanye West and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami blurs the boundaries between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West.

Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, this major retrospective of his paintings features 50 works that span three decades of the artist's career, from his earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings.

The exhibition shows how Murakami's art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist's careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases his astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, and the continued threats of nuclear power.

Pictured: Takashi Murakami Flower Ball (Lots of Colors), 2008 Acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on board 59 in. (150 cm) diameter Cari and Michael J. Sacks © 2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Nathan Keay

10am–7pm Tue–Sun; 10am–8–pm Fri; closed Mon.
$16 adults; free for youth age 17 and younger. Half-price tickets on Sundays and free admission on Fridays. Free for Modern members.
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All public areas, including galleries, auditorium, restrooms, elevators, education studio, Café Modern and the Modern Shop, are accessible to people who use mobility aids and wheelchairs.

The museum welcomes service animals and offers wheelchairs free-of-charge to visitors at coat check on a first-come, first-served basis. Assistive listening devices are available upon request for auditorium programs.