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Japanese graffiti transform a wall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization!







Posted on: 20/07/2011

Japanese graffiti transform a wall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization!

Gatineau, Quebec, July 13, 2011—The Canadian Museum of Civilization is delighted to welcome renowned artist Nobumasa Takahashi to demonstrate his artistic talent in association with the exhibition JAPAN: Tradition. Innovation.

Come and watch as this accomplished artist transforms a plain wall at the Museum into something extraordinary. In the ultimate fusion of tradition and innovation, Takahashi-san pays tribute to the traditional art of sumi-e (the origin of manga comics) in a graffiti format.
This original work of art will take form over the coming week as Takahashi-san combines his own inventive ideas with suggestions from visitors. Leave your mark as you experience this unique, live art presentation. Then join us on Sunday, July 24 at 4 p.m. for the unveiling party!

Japanese Graffiti
July 18 to 24
10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Corridor
Watch as Nobumasa Takahashi transforms a plain wall at the Museum into something extraordinary. This program is organized in collaboration with the Japan Foundation. Free with Museum admission.

The exhibition JAPAN: Tradition. Innovation. will be presented until October 10, 2011 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. 
JAPAN: Tradition. Innovation. was developed by the Canadian Museum of Civilization with the assistance of the National Museum of Japanese History in Sakura, Japan and the Embassy of Japan in Canada.

More information is available at www.historymuseum.ca or by calling 819-776-7000 or 1-800-555-5621.

Watch a short video of Nobumasa Takahashi’s work and check out our Flickr set. From July 18–24, see him at the Museum and join the conversation on Twitter using #NobuCiv!

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

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