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Matsumoto City Museum of Art inc. the Kusama Yayoi Collection

Matsumoto City Museum of Art inc. the Kusama Yayoi Collection

The Matsumoto City Museum of Art exhibits artworks by artists with an association to the city, across both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Most notably, Kusama Yayoi – arguably Japan’s best-known contemporary artist – was born and raised in Matsumoto and the museum’s collection of her artwork takes centre stage.

 

Although classically trained, Kusama’s defining style sits is heavily-influenced avant-garde, pop and conceptual art – of which, she is now a celebrated and pioneering artist. While you might not know her name, there’s a good chance you will recognise her artwork which is bright, playful and bold and uplifting.