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Exhibition related programs 

Guided Tour in English

We are offering a guided tour in English to introduce the highlights of the museum with a focus on the current exhibitions, "Art Deco in Residence: Looking at Architecture 2015" and "Art Deco Collectors." Alice Gordenker, arts writer for The Japan Times, will conduct the tour, which is free with regular museum admission and will last approximately an hour. While sharing the fascinating history of the former Prince Asaka Residence and its place in both French and Japanese Art Deco style, she will also point out highlights of the current exhibitions, including period furniture on loan from the Ise Foundation; classic Art Deco posters from the Ruki Matsumoto Collection and a large number of works by glass artist René Lalique from the collection of Seiichiro Omura. No reservations are necessary; please gather in the great hall on the first floor of the Prince Asaka Residence five minutes before the tour begins.

Friday Sept. 4, 2015 at 3 pm.


Guide: Alice Gordenker
Alice Gordenker is a Tokyo-based writer and translator who specializes in Japanese art and culture, working regularly for museums, artists and NHK's international programming. She is also a columnist for The Japan Times and a regular contributor to the art-information website Artscape Japan. Ms. Gordenker studied Japanese and Japanese art at Princeton University, and has lived in Japan for over 17 years.
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