2019.03.16 - 2019.06.30
Karuizawa New Art Museum
Exhibition Room (2nd Floor)
Open Hours
Open Hours : 10:00~17:00
* Enter by 30 minutes before close
Every Tuesday (If Tuesday is a Holiday, following day as Holiday. )
Ticket: General admission: ¥1200,
Visitors over the age of 65, high school and university students: ¥900,
Primary and secondary students: ¥600,
* ¥200 discount from above fees for groups over 20 people
* Preschool children, Disabled : Free, discount for an attendant (half of above fees)
Contact Information
Karuizawa New Art Museum
Tel. 0267-46-8691
Exhibition Section

About the Exhibition

Known as the “Rainbow Artist”, Ay-O is an internationally acclaimed artist whose works have been exhibited around the world. On May 19, 2019, we will be holding an exhibition to celebrate his 88th birthday. The exhibition will be following the trajectory of his incredible career, focusing on the paintings and prints from his famous “Rainbow Series”, along with some valuable works he created in the United States in the 1960s during the Fluxus era, an avant-garde art movement which he participated in, and his Environmental (Environmental Art) works. Furthermore, we will also be introducing one of his latest ventures, the “Dinosaur Series”, which he has been working on in recent years.


Ay-O Tea House c. 1961 Mixed media (Oil and Paint on fabric, light bulb, others) The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki  

Ay-O Finger Box Kit c. 1963 15 finger boxes, attache case Collection of the artist * The exhibited work is not of the same version as the one in the photo.

Ay-O Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto; planets of the solar system. What time is it now? The Cretaceous. 2016 Acrylic on canvas, string, coin Collection of the artist


General Incorporated Foundation Karuizawa New Art Museum


Co-sponsorship: NEW ART HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.


Kunio Motoe


Nagano-prefecture, Nagano Prefectural Board of Education, Karuizawa-machi, The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun, SHIN-ETSU Broadcasting Co., LTD, Nagano Broadcasting Systems, Inc. TV. Shinshu Broadcasting Co. LTD., Asahi Broadcasting Nagano Co., Ltd. Karuizawa, the Paper (ADAID, Inc.), KaruizawaNEWS, FM KARUIZAWA, Promotional Council for Karuizawa, International City of Arts and Culture.