Exhibition

Schedule

2023

  • FACE 2023

    2023.02.18(Sat)- 03.12(Sun)

    Notice of the exhibition

    This is the 11th exhibition of works submitted for the contemporary painting competition. As a "gateway to success" for new and emerging artists, regardless of age or affiliation, this exhibition features approximately 80 works selected from pieces submitted by artists across Japan (of which 9 are award-winning works). Enjoy these works that capture the sensibilities of their time through various techniques and motifs. These are works of true power, which can potentially become world-class pieces of art in the future. An audience award will also be presented based on votes submitted by visitors.

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  • Collection du musée des beaux-arts de Quimper

    La lumière et le vent en Bretagne

    2023.03.25(Sat)- 06.11(Sun)

    Notice of the exhibition

    Brittany is a region of northwest France, known for having rich scenery and unique culture. This exhibition introduces a wide range of sceneries and customs and the history of this area, through the works of artists drawn to the Brittany region. The coastline with its deep green sea and steep cliffs, the unique landscape interwoven with plains and dense forests, and the humble lifestyles and pious faith of the people who live there, have all stim-ulated the interest of many artists since the beginning of the 19th century. You can experience the beauty of Brittany, France’s frontier region, through around 70 oil paintings, prints and drawings from 45 artists, including from the collection at the Musée des beaux-arts de Quimper, which owns many works related to Brittany.

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  • The 100th of his birth

    YAMASHITA KIYOSHI

    2023.06.24(Sat)- 09.10(Sun)

    Notice of the exhibition

    Kiyoshi Yamashita (1922-1971), who would have celebrated his 100th birthday in 2022, was known as a wandering, genius painter, who captured the hearts of many people through his Hari-e collages of nostalgic Japanese landscapes. This exhibition takes you through the life of Kiyoshi Yamashita, who continued to actively create works of art until his death at age 49, through many of his works, including his sketches from when he was a child to his Hari-e collages that were inspired by his wandering around Japan, as well as the oil paintings, the ceramics and pen drawings. Kiyoshi Yamashita is well known thanks to dramatizations and films about his life, but this exhibit offers the chance to examine anew his real self as an artist dedicated to his work, with a personality that was delicate and naïve.

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  • From Tradition to Innovation

    Van Gogh and Still Life

    2023.10.17(Tue)- 2024.01.21(Sun)

    Notice of the exhibition

    This still life painting exhibition features around 20 works from Vincent Van Gogh, in-cluding the Sunflowers painting owned by the museum, as well as around 50 works from other artists. It places Van Gogh’s works within the chronology of European still life paintings from the 17th to the early 20th century and explores what he learned from his predecessors, how they influenced his own works, and the impact they had on future artists. In addition, the exhibition will also include a section focusing on the Sunflowers painting, which will introduce the works of Van Gogh and artists of his age that painted flowers and sunflowers, and examines why they chose these particular subjects.

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2024

  • FACE 2024

    2024.02.17(Sat)- 03.10(Sun)

    Notice of the exhibition

    This is the 12th exhibition of works submitted for the contemporary painting competition. As a "gateway to success" for new and emerging artists, regardless of age or affiliation, this exhibition features the works selected from pieces submitted by artists across Japan. Enjoy these works that capture the sensibilities of their time through various techniques and motifs. These are works of true power, which can potentially become world-class pieces of art in the future. An audience award will also be presented based on votes sub-mitted by visitors.

    See here for details