As part of the celebration of its fifth anniversary, the museum will dedicate its galleries on the first and third floors to a number of free exhibitions and comprehensive presentations by one artist in a unique, continuous sequence that includes deep immersions in the works of icons of American post-war art and pop music of the 1960s , key artists of the New York and Los Angeles art scenes of the 1980s, as well as the works of famous figures of the 1990s to the present day.
Takashi Murakami is one of the most successful contemporary Japanese artists. His diverse activities cover art, design, animation, fashion and popular culture. Murakami received his doctorate from the prestigious Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he studied traditional nineteenth-century Japanese painting, known as Nihonga. However, the popularity of anime and manga directed his interest in the art of animation, because, as the artist himself said, "it more represented the modern life of Japan." American popular culture in the form of animation, comics and fashion also influenced his work, which includes painting, sculpture, installations, animation and a wide range of commercial products.