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Japan Society Gallery is among the premier institutions in the U.S. for the exhibition of Japanese art. Extending in scope from prehistory to the present, the Gallery’s exhibitions since 1971 have covered topics as diverse as classical Buddhist sculpture and calligraphy, contemporary photography and ceramics, samurai swords, export porcelain, and masterpieces of painting from the thirteenth to the twenty-first century. Each exhibition, with its related catalogue and public programs, is a unique cultural event that illuminates familiar and unfamiliar fields of art.

Current Exhibition

Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga

Japan Society presents the exhibition Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga from November 18, 2022 through February 19, 2023. The first show devoted to the art of contemporary fashion at Japan Society, the exhibition explores the work of CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga, two emerging fashion labels that engage with the intersections between fashion, art, and identity. Featuring garments, accessories, and textile-related works, the exhibition examines the ways in which these two practices—one based in New York, and the other in Tokyo—experiment with artistic mediums beyond conventional forms of dress, while challenging preconceived notions of gender and identity.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

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Artists in Conversation: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga

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Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga
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November 22, 2022
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6:00 pm

Kazuko Miyamoto: A Symposium

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July 9, 2022
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2:00 pm

Kazuko Miyamoto: To perform a line

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April 29, 2022

Tipping Utopia Toward Kazuko Miyamoto

Visitor Information

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday—Sunday, 12-7 pm
Free admission from 6-9 pm on Fridays
Wednesday—Friday, 12–1 pm: Members Exclusive
Closed major holidays

Timed Tickets:
$12/$10 students and seniors
Free Admission always for members, patrons with disabilities and an accompanying Personal Care Assistant
  Student Group Tours:
K-12 school groups can schedule virtual gallery tours for an interactive art experience led by trained museum educators, who incorporate close-looking, personal connections, inquiry, and related activities for K-12 students. Two weeks advance request recommended.

COVID-19 Policies:
As of February 1, 2022, proof of a booster will be required for all those who are eligible to receive it (at least five months after final dose of a two-dose series, or two months after a single-dose vaccine), with a four-week grace period upon becoming eligible. Before your visit, please review our visitor guidelines and safety protocols here.

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Telephone: (212) 715-1258

Exhibition Catalogues

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Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Shiseido Americas and The Ford Foundation. Exhibitions and Arts & Culture Lecture Programs at Japan Society are made possible, in part, by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund; the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment Fund established by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; Masako H. Shinn; Peggy and Dick Danziger; Raphael and Jane Bernstein; and Friends of the Gallery. Support for Arts & Culture Lecture Programs is provided, in part, by the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor for Japan Society gallery exhibitions.