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Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art "Saarinen and The Beautiful Architecture of Finland" Exhibition

Period: Jul 3, 2021 - Sep 20
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Finland is a Nordic country known for its beautiful forests and lakes. Eliel Saarinen (1873-1950) was the origin of Finnish modernism, which has many fans in Japan. Saarinen made a splendid debut with the establishment of a design office with Geselius and Lindgren, who met while studying at the Helsinki Institute of Technology, and the architecture of the Finnish Pavilion at the 1900 Paris World's Fair was well received. The early style of the work was an art nouveau influence that expressed the unique cultural roots of the people, known as National Romanticism, and inspired the Finnish people who were seeking independence at the time.
The three of them eventually created Vitresk as an ideal place to live and work together in quiet nature and interact with artists. Saarinen's increasingly wide range of design activities, such as residential, commercial, public, station and urban design, were hand in hand with the modernization of the first half of the 20th century. Its style ranges from an early style that seeks ethnic roots while accepting diverse cultures, to modernism that seeks to present a new Finnishness through its own form.
This exhibition highlights the Finnish period until his visit to the United States in 1923, and introduces drawings, photographs, furniture, and life designs through exhibitions. Saarinen's design, which is always in search of innovation, rooted in nature and climate, and with light and shading and rich expressions, will speak deeply to our minds today, when we are at a time when we can stop and reconsider the way we live.

* In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, please cooperate with the date and time designation reservation on the reservation site. For details, please check the Panasonic Shiodome Museum website from the following URL.

Hours10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (admission until 5:30 p.m.)
*Open until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6 and Friday, September 3 (last admission until 7:30 p.m.)
HolidayWednesday, August 10 -13
AdmissionAdults: 800 yen, Over 65 years old: 700 yen, University students: 600 yen, Junior high and high school students: 400 yen, Elementary school students and younger: Free 
* Up to one person presenting a disability handbook and one attendant can enter the museum free of charge.


Panasonic Tokyo Shiodome Building 4F, 1-5-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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