[the end] "Small house" of Virginia Lee Burton
Message which continues being valid more than the era

Burton in atelier
Possession: kepuan museum

We introduce various works which life and girlfriend of author Virginia Lee Burton of "small house" left.

"We which were small" published picture book of Virginia Lee Burton in the United States in 1942, and Japanese edition was issued in 1954. We describe the change of the times by urbanization, the industrialization of the 20th century, and this work conveying importance of nature and life is still read by many children of the world.

Burton played an active part in the world of textile and graphic not only as picture book writer. Work of art group "forikobu designers" which she played a key role and launched was predominant in generation in the United States and was exposed to admiration at major department store and exhibition in sequence.

In pursuit of life of Burton who let talent flower energetically in this exhibition, we visit simple suburban nature and town which she took good care of and, with many works by the handwork, touch rich creation and inspiration spring.

"Small house" of Virginia Lee Burton
Message which continues being valid more than the era

Exhibition period

From Thursday, June 1, 2017 to Wednesday, August 9

Venue

Gallery A⁴ [gyarariekuwaddo] (the first floor of 1-1-1, Shinsuna, Koutou-ku Takenaka Corporation Tokyo Main Store)

Time

10:00-18:00 (until most whole day 17:00)

Closed days

Sundays and holidays

Admission charges

Free of charge

Display contents

・Life of Virginia Lee Burton and introduction of picture book
・The picture book original picture, dummy book (trial manufacture picture book), sketchbook, Esky, the first edition, textile of linoleum
・The town of kepuan, house and atelier where Burton lived in are introduced by photograph
・Introduction of handwork of forikobu designers
・Interview picture others of arisutidesu Demetrius (the eldest son of sculptor/Burton)

■Allied event

Symposium "thing which we left of Burton"

Date

Thursday, June 15, 2017 18:30-20:00 (we accept from 18:00 and start)

Venue

The second floor of Takenaka Corporation Tokyo Main Store A hall (1-1-1, Shinsuna, Koutou-ku)

Lecturer

arisutidesu Demetrius (the eldest son of sculptor/Burton)
Kyoko Matsuoka (translator/juvenile literature researcher/Tokyo child library honor director)
Masae Miyagi (former Kurashiki City junior college part-time teacher/Virginia Lee Burton researcher)

Capacity

100 people ※Application (first-come-first-served basis) before important business

Entrance fee

Free of charge

Application

Please apply from the following official site.

Symposium "story of "seimeinorekishi" and dinosaur"

Date

Thursday, June 29, 2017 18:30-20:00 (we accept from 18:00 and start)

Venue

The second floor of Takenaka Corporation Tokyo Main Store A hall (1-1-1, Shinsuna, Koutou-ku)

Lecturer

Shinichi Fukuoka (biologist/Aoyama Gakuin University's professor)
Makoto Manabe (Mayor of National Museum of Nature and Science specimen material center center)

Capacity

100 people ※Application (first-come-first-served basis) before important business

Entrance fee

Free of charge

Application

Please apply from the following official site.

Dummy book (trial manufacture picture book) of "small house"
Possession: kepuan museum

Textile "Gossips"
Possession: kepuan museum

Period From Thursday, June 1, 2017 to Wednesday, August 9
Holding time 10:00-18:00 (until most whole day 17:00)
Holding place Gallery A⁴ [gyarariekuwaddo]
(the first floor of 1-1-1, Shinsuna, Koutou-ku Takenaka Corporation Tokyo Main Store)
Access Tokyo Metro Tozai Line "Toyocho Station" Exit 3 3-minute walk
Prices No charge for admission
Reference gyarariekuwaddo
Telephone: 03-6660-6011
URL concerned http://www.a-quad.jp/ (Gallery A⁴ official web site)
Remarks [closed days] Sundays and holidays
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