Marubeni Opens Marubeni Gallery Page on Google Arts & Culture
Nov. 25, 2022
Marubeni has opened a Marubeni Gallery page on Google Arts & Culture, a service that enables users to view artworks from museums around the world online. The Marubeni Gallery page will feature information on the Marubeni Collection and special exhibitions.
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Since its founding in 1858, Marubeni has, through its textiles business, collected and preserved antique textiles (such as kimonos, sashes, and fukusa) primarily from the Edo Period and textile designs. The Marubeni Collection comprises these, as well as Western style paintings acquired through the company’s art business in the 1960s-70s, and modern Japanese paintings acquired from the original artists themselves or through art dealers as a result of contacts developed with the member artists of the textile design study group and other artists over the years.
The concept behind the Marubeni Gallery is, “a space where the aesthetics of the East and West in ancient and modern times resonate with each other”. We feature pieces from the Marubeni Collection in various themes at the Gallery.
Marubeni, by running this gallery, we will contribute to the promotion of art and culture by taking advantage of the location of the gallery, which is the center of Tokyo’s business district and also has the beautiful greenery of the Imperial Palace and many museums.