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Tokyo – “Money and Beauty” exhibition opens

Japan offers its public a look at how art, history and economy are entwined in an exhibition entitled “Money and Beauty: bankers, Botticelli and the bonfire of the vanities” at Tokyo’s Bunkamura Museum. Its aim is to show the complex relationship between the development of commerce, the birth of the modern banking system and the flowering of art in Renaissance Italy. Of the 80 works on display, 17 are by Botticelli and his workshop and have never before been exhibited in Japan. As Italian ambassador Domenico Giorgi underscored, the exhibition’s theme is innovative and original, and was also the theme of a conference hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo. Read more, in Italian