Known for his collaborations with pop icons and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) has blurred the boundaries throughout his career between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the exhibition is a major retrospective of his paintings, featuring fifty works that span three decades of his career, from the artist’s earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings.
Wonderful Wednesdays is a program for families with young children led by a docent. The tour and gallery project focus on the work in TAKASHI MURAKAMI: THE OCTUPUS EATS ITS OWN LEG. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the front desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission is free.