Traces of a Dream – Selections from the Hara Museum Collection

Dates : September 17 (Saturday), 2016 – January 9 (Monday, national holiday), 2017

The word “dream” has two meanings: one refers to visions conjured up during sleep and the other an aspiration for a certain future. Christo and Jeanne-Claude carried out large-scale projects around the world for more than half a century. Their dream was to take a given landscape and to change its appearance for a given length of time by “wrapping” it. Realizing their projects required vast amounts of time, money and labor. But as Christo said, in those works lie “beauty and joy” that a great many people are irresistibly drawn to. Jonathan Borofsky, on the other hand, is known for representing his personal dreams and memories. His work on display could very well be himself making an appearance or ourselves living in this era of the “now”.

[Featured Artists]
Christian Boltanski / Jonathan Borofsky / Christo / Jim Lambie / Peter Stämpfli / Mickalene Thomas / Andy Warhol / Yukio Fujimoto / Toeko Tatsuno / Emiko Kasahara / Izumi Kato / Yayoi Kusama / Tabaimo and others


9:30 am – 4:30 pm (last entry at 4:00 pm)


Thursdays (except when a national holiday) and January 1 *Subject to temporary closure in the event of severe weather.


General 1,100 yen, Students 700 yen (high school and university) or 500 yen (elementary and junior high), Free for Hara Museum members, 10% discount for a group of 20 or more, Combination ticket for Hara Museum ARC and Ikaho Green Bokujo (except during Golden Week): General 1,800 yen; Students 1,500 yen (high school and university) or 1,400 yen (junior high), 800 yen (elementary), half price for those over 70, discount for groups of 20 or more
*Visitors to the Kankai Pavilion can view the on-going exhibition in the contemporary art galleries as well.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult.
*For residents of Gunma Prefecture: Free admission for elementary and junior high school children every Saturday during the school term/200-yen-discount on admission for up to five persons upon presentation of the Guchoki Passport.
*Visitors to the contemporary art galleries can view the on-going exhibition in the Kankai Pavilion as well.