Current Exhibits:

Sacred Visions
Stained Glass Windows from the Studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany
On Permanent Loan

The 10,000 Springs Pavilion
in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution

Picasso: Imaginary Portraits
from the IMAS Permanent Collection

Weekly Events:

Family Fun Nights
Enjoy General Admission every Thursday from 4pm-8pm for just $1/person!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception:
The Third Mexican “Shinzaburo Takeda”
Biennial of Printmaking

IMAS will give welcome to The Third Mexican “Shinzaburo Takeda” Biennial of Printmaking with an opening reception next Thursday, April 25, 2013 at IMAS from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on display at the museum for a short period of time from Thursday, April 25, 2013 to Sunday, July 21, 2013.

The Shinzaburo Takeda Biennial of Printmaking was created in 2008 through the efforts of a group of artists from Oaxaca lead by Maestro Shinzaburo Takeda in order to create a forum that would foster the creation of new artistic works that showcase the traditional techniques of printmaking. The biennial invited top-rising printmakers from Mexico to compete for the Top 3 awards, as well as the Takeda Award.

In its third edition, this Biennial is undoubtedly an endeavor which has come to full fruition with increased interest from Mexican and foreign artists wanting to contribute their talents and vision. 68 works of the over 460 received were chosen under via an arduous selection process to represent the third edition of the Biennial.

The Shinzaburo Takeda Biennial of Printmaking has brought a new energy to Mexican art and life, especially to the city of Oaxaca which is a Mecca for this art form. A city of over 300,000 inhabitants, Oaxaca has an incredible print scene lead by a rare mix of young and old talent.

Maestro Shinzaburo Takeda was born in Seto, Japan in 1935 during World War II.  He attended the University of Fine Arts in Tokyo and moved to Mexico, where he quickly assimilated into the country’s rich culture. He studied mural painting and lithography, and worked for the Mexican Museo Nacional de las Culturas as a graphic artist and painter.  By the late 1970’s, Takeda moved to the Mixteca region of Oaxaca and became an integrate part of the School of Fine Arts at the Benito Juarez Autonomous University of Oaxaca.  Till this day at age 77, Takeda continues teaching printmaking at the university.  In November 9, 2012, Maestro Takeda received the Medal of the Order of the Sacred Treasure from Emperor Akihito in Tokyo, Japan, in recognition for his work as a professor and artist, and his philanthropic initiatives in improving the quality of education of the School of Fine Arts at the Benito Juarez Autonomous University of Oaxaca.

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