Past Special Exhibition


2018.11.17 - 01.27

Bruno Munari: The Man Who Made the Useless Machines


November 17, 2018 (Saturday) - January 27, 2019 (Sunday).
Mondays(except December 24, 2018, and January 14, 2019), December 25(Tuesday), from December 29, 2018, to January 3, 2019, for New year holidays, and January 15(Tuesday).
10:00A.M. - 6:00P.M.(Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.)
Setagaya Art Museum, 1st floor exhibition rooms

Organized by: Setagaya Art Museum, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums
Supported by: Embassy of Italy in Tokyo, Instituto Italiano di Cultura, Setagaya City, Setagaya City Board of Education
With the sponsorship of: Lion Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc., Nippon Television Network Corporation
With cooperation of: Alitalia-Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A, Nippon Express Co., Ltd.
With the special cooperation of: NPO Committee of Citizen for Artistic Activities
With the special lender of: CSAC (Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione) dell'Università di Parma


Adults 1,000yen / Seniors(over 65) 800yen / University and high school students 800yen / Junior high and elementary school students 500yen
Group Discount
Adults 800yen / Seniors(over 65) 600yen / University and high school students 600yen / Junior high and elementary school students 300yen
*Discount applies to groups of 20 or more.
*Admission for visitors with disabilities is 500yen. Students with disabilities, and one attendant per visitor with disabilities are admitted free of charge.


His work as a painter, designer, and a prolific writer of picture books, the Italian artist Bruno Munari (1907-1998) devoted himself to children’s art education. Although it is difficult to sum up his wide-ranging activities in a few words, regardless of the genre, Munari’s works are based on a simple idea and are immediately appealing to anyone of any age. In this exhibition, we look back at Munari’s career, which began with the Italian Futurists, by examining approximately 300 works.