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Traveling exhibition of modern Japanese art opens Friday at UNLV

Miyuki Yokomizo's "Please Wash Away," 2004. Soap, plastic, vinyl.
Miyuki Yokomizo's "Please Wash Away," 2004. Soap, plastic, vinyl.

A new exhibition looking at the new art of Japan will open Friday on the UNLV campus.

Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan will feature 42 works from 11 Japanese artists at the Majorie Barrick Museum through Dec. 20. The exhibition will include sculpture, photography, filmmaking, painting, ceramic ware and installation work. The event is a partnership between the university's College of Fine Arts, the Japan Foundation, the Japan America Society of Nevada, and the Office of the Honorary Consulate of Japan in the Southwestern.

Artists include Atsushi Fukui, Satoshi Hirose, Maywa Denki, Tomoyasu Murata, Tetsuya Nakamura, Masafumi Sanai, Katsuhiro Saiki, Yoshihiro Suda, Tabaimo, Nobuyuki Takahashi and Miyuki Yo. 

Mr. Yusuke Minami, deputy director and chief curator of the National Art Center in Tokyo,  will give a tour of the exhibition 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17

The museum is open Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. It is closed state and federal holidays.

The university's announcement is here.