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Tokyo: 1955-1970

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presents this online interactive to accompany its onsite exhibition, Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Gard, which is on view November 18, 2012–February 25, 2013. The website is designed as a timeline, that actually extends before and after the exhibition period of 1955 – 1970. For example, events as far back as the 1872 founding of Tokyo's first Art Museum, or the fact that Tokyo's population reached 12.4 million in 2003, can also be seen. Similarly, during the exhibition period, the timeline reveals works of art in context with other political and social events. A selection of timeline points from 1958 includes the opening of the Sogetsu Art Center; the United States returning the Haneda Airport, which had been used as a US Army Base, to the Japanese government; and Shiraga Kazuo's painting "Untitled." There's also a map of Tokyo, which changes over time, and some works of art and events can be plotted on the map.
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November 30th, 2012
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November 30th, 2012 at 12:48pm
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December 3rd, 2012 at 1:23pm
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