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Seibu Bijutsukan, "Exhibition of Marcel Duchamp," 1981, 1979-1982, undated


Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, loan records, ephemera, clippings, photographs and material regarding the exhibition catalog for the "Exhibition of Marcel Duchamp," the inaugural exhibition celebrating the opening of the Seibu Bijutsukan (Seibu Museum of Art) in Karuizawa, a resort town in the Nagono-ken province, and later shown at the Seibu Museum in Tokyo. Curated by Yoshiaki Tono, one of Japan's foremost art critics and authorities on Duchamp, this exhibition, to which the Philadelphia Museum of Art loaned several works, was the first Duchamp retrospective held in Asia.


  • 1979-1982, undated

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Insurance information, condition reports, and loan records, along with associated correspondence, are restricted; excerpts may be made available at the discretion of the Archivist.


From the Collection: 18 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States