Adored by everyone from art critics to punk kids, Nara's figures haunt galleries and museums, and adorn T-shirts, CD cases, ashtrays, and clocks. SJMA presented the Tokyo- based artist’s first major solo museum exhibition in the United States.
The Koret Foundation was a major sponsor of the San Jose presentation of Yoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever Happens, which was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. The traveling exhibition was sponsored by an anonymous donor with the additional support of the Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, The Japan Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, The Peter Norton Family Foundation, Nancy and Joel Portnoy and Jennifer McSweeney Reuss.
Traveled: Following its premiere at MOCA Cleveland, this exhibition traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Following its presentation at SJMA, it traveled to the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis and The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu.