Exhibition

Schedule

2024

  • FACE 2024

    2024.02.17(Sat)- 03.10(Sun)

    Current Exhibition

    This is the 12th exhibition of works submitted for this 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 the times through various techniques and motifs. These are works of true power, which can potentially become internationally recognized works of art in the future. An audience award will also be presented based on votes submitted by exhibition visitors.

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  • The Magic North: Art from Norway, Sweden and Finland

    2024.03.23(Sat)- 06.09(Sun)

    Introducing of the exhibition

    This is a revolutionary exhibition that decided to focus on painting in Scandinavia from the latter half of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. It presents around 70 works owned by the national galleries of Sweden, Norway, and Finland, and will introduce guests to richly poetic works of art that reflect the climates, sceneries, histories, and cultures of each country, in line with four major themes: the birth of Nordic romanticism, the nature of Scandinavia, ancient mythology and fairy tales, and the lives of people in the region.

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  • Toulouse-Lautrec, Elegance of the Master of the Belle Époque

    2024.06.22(Sat)- 09.23(Mon)

    Introducing of the exhibition

    This exhibition introduces about 240 graphic works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec from the Firos Collection (U.S.A.), one of the finest private collections of Lautrec in the world. The most unique quality of the Firos Collection is its focus on drawings. This exhibition introduces works that help visitors understand the artist and his art, such as lithographs, posters, and illustrations. It also includes magazines and books where Lautrec was involved in creating designs. The exhibition also comprises letters from Lautrec and photos of the artist taken by his friends and others.

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  • Canaletto and the Splendour of Venice

    2024.10.12(Sat)- 12.28(Sat)

    Introducing of the exhibition

    The first exhibition in Japan to introduce the detailed story of vedute (view) painter Maestro Canaletto (1697-1768). This exhibition shows works of Canaletto, including oil paintings, watercolor paintings, prints, and others, mainly from British collections including the National Galleries of Scotland. This exhibition lets guests trace the development of the genre of 18th-century view painting through Canaletto’s detailed and magnificent portrayals of Venice, together with works by artists in the 19th century who inherited Canaletto’s tradition and pioneered new images of Venice.

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2025

  • The Way of Paintings 2025: FACE Award Winners

    2025.01.18(Sat)- 02.11(Tue)

    Introducing of the exhibition

    This exhibition brings together approximately 100 of the recent and new works of 12 artists who received the Grand Prix or Excellent Work Awards in the three years from FACE 2022 to 2024. In addition, this exhibition shows the works that were awarded the Grand Prix and added to our permanent collection. By doing so, this exhibition reveals the true value of the works which capture the essence of the times, and explores how the paintings of the artists have evolved over time.

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  • FACE 2025

    2025.03.01(Sat)- 03.23(Sun)

    Introducing of the exhibition

    This is the 13th 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 worldclass pieces of art in the future. An audience award will also be presented based on votes by visitors.

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