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THE UMBRELLAS, JOINT PROJECT FOR JAPAN AND USA
Drawing, 1990. In two parts  
©CHRISTO, 1990 Photo : Wolfgang Volz

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Umbrellas Japan-USA 1984-91 A Documentation Exhibition

October 1, 2016, to December 4, 2016

The Umbrellas, Japan-USA, 1984-91 documentation exhibition is to be held at Art Tower Mito. The Umbrellas was realized by Christo (born in 1935) and Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009), the couple who have been internationally famous for such large-scaled projects as to transform the landscape. It was completed in autumn 1991 in Southern California, US and the northern part of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan simultaneously.

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Weekend Gallery Talk

October 15 (Sat.), 2016, to December 4 (Sun.), 2016

CAC (Contemporary Art Center) gallery volunteer talkers will lead visitors to explore the exhibition together.

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays between October 15 and December 4, 2016
Starts at 14:30 (Gallery talk lasts approximately 40 minutes.)
* Please note: There is no gallery talk on November 20.
Fee: Free (included in the admission, reservation unnecessary)
Meeting place: The gallery entrance

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Gallery Tour for Family with Babies

November 17 (Thu.), 2016, to November 18 (Fri.), 2016

The staff will tour the exhibition giving support to those with small children. This tour is designed particularly for pre-school children and their family.

Dates: Thursday, November 17 and Friday, November 18; 10:00-12:00
Fee:1000 ( include the admission of the exhibition)
Capacity: 15 families per session (reservation required)
*For reservation, call Contemporary Art Center at 029-227-8120.

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Umbrellas Japan-USA 1984-91 A Documentation Exhibition

Session! - Gallery Tour with the visually impaired

November 20 (Sun.), 2016

This tour, which is guided by Mr. SHIRATORI Kenji, who is blind, has been taking place since 2010. Together with blind and partially sighted individuals and people of normal vision, the works of art are made accessible by sharing thoughts about shape and impression with each other.

Date: Sunday, November 20, 15:00-17:30
Fee:1000 ( include the admission of the exhibition)
Venue: Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito
Capacity: 15 (reservation required)
*For reservation, call Contemporary Art Center at 029-227-8120.
*When booking, please let us know if you are visually impaired.

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