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Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness
July 25, 2015 - October 18, 2015| Free
A selection of works on the theme of Hiroshima from the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art’s collection, offering an overview of how contemporary artists have interpreted and dealt with the atomic bombing and its consequences. The art shown here is a part our search for the path to a brighter future amid the still ever-present threat of nuclear destruction.
The title Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness is also the title of a work by one of the artists featured here, Alfredo Jaar, but it originally comes from the British poet W.H. Auden and was quoted by novelist Kenzaburo Oe, who has often written about the Hiroshima bombing and used the phrase as a short story collection title.
Open 10:00-17:00 (final admission 16:30)
Closed Mondays except July 20, September 21 and October 12 when closed July 21, September 24 and October 13 respectively.