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Matsumi Kanemitsu: Figure and Fantasy

While living and working in Baltimore in the late 1940s, Matsumi Kanemitsu created a remarkable record of his life to date. This exhibition of 60 early works–largely drawings, as well as rare examples of painting and sculpture–offers an intimate glimpse into Kanemitsu’s past experiences and surreal imagination.

The works on view (for the first time in seven decades) show the artist’s evolution before his later established Abstract Expressionist style. Autobiographical subjects include Kanemitsu’s boyhood in Japan and his fascination with the local flora and fauna, his dual experience as both a prisoner of the U.S. military and an enlisted U.S. soldier who completed a tour of duty in Europe, and portraits of those who formed his community in Baltimore while beginning his artistic career. This concise survey demonstrates the artist’s innate talent for capturing life and synthesizing Eastern and Western aesthetics.

Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

Event Type

Exhibits

Audience

Everyone

Topic

Arts & Culture

Price

Free

Website

https://artbma.org/exhibition/matsumi...

Cost

FREE

Contact Email

info@artbma.org

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