Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Morikazu Kumagai: Cherishing All Lives

    Morikazu Kumagai: Cherishing All Lives

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Nihonga - Workshops - Talks
    • 2019-08-02 - 2019-09-23

    Exhibiting works with flowers, cats, birds, bugs, and other life forms by the celebrated Nihonga painter Morikazu Kumagai (1880–1977).More »

  • poster for Ancient Civilization of the Andes

    Ancient Civilization of the Andes

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    • Media: Product - Fashion - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2019-05-18 - 2019-07-15

    The Ancient Civilization of the Andes exhibition examines several cultures, spotlighting the myths and religious beliefs their influences have brought about, the superior technology that allowed them to...More »

  • poster for Rise of Various Schools: Edo Art World in the 18th Century

    Rise of Various Schools: Edo Art World in the 18th Century

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2019-05-08 - 2019-06-09

    The focus on 18th century Japanese art tends to be on Kyoto and Osaka-based artists such as Jakuchu Ito. However, this exhibition focuses on the contributions of the various schools of the 18th-century...More »

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    Byobu Ranman

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    • Media: Nihonga - Talks
    • 2019-04-02 - 2019-05-06

    An exhibition of outstanding “byobu” folding screens from throughout Japanese art history.More »

  • poster for 1968: Art in the Turbulent Age

    1968: Art in the Turbulent Age

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Nihonga - Photography
    • 2019-02-10 - 2019-03-24

    Held as a turning point in 20th-century history, 1968 likewise marked a pivotal year in modern art. This retrospective held just over 50 years later shows how the state of art stood then. Modern art broadened...More »

  • poster for Japanese Nature – Mt. Fuji and Japanese Mountains, Rivers, and Seas

    Japanese Nature – Mt. Fuji and Japanese Mountains, Rivers, and Seas

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2019-02-05 - 2019-03-31

    Exhibiting works by several artists depicting Japan’s rich natural environment, from Mt. Fuji and other summits to Japanese rivers, seas, and more.More »

  • poster for A Spectacular Expedition with Spectacles

    A Spectacular Expedition with Spectacles

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Nihonga - Sculpture
    • 2018-11-23 - 2019-01-27

    The keyword of this exhibition is “spectacles” with the focus on “seeing”. The modern world is full of images, video, lettering, signs, and all sorts of colorful visuals. “Seeing” plays an important role...More »

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    Intriguing Art

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2018-10-16 - 2018-12-02

    A selection of especially wonderful and intriguing pieces from the museum’s collection. [Related Event] 1. Floor Lecture by Museum Curator Date and Time: 11/11 (Sun) 14:00-14:30 2. Gallery Tour Date...More »

  • poster for The Kano School of Painters in the Late Edo Period

    The Kano School of Painters in the Late Edo Period

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga
    • 2018-09-11 - 2018-10-28

    2018 marks 150 years since the Meiji Restoration in 1868 ushered Japan into a new era. In commemoration, this exhibition shines a spotlight on a time that saw dramatic changes in Japanese still art, introducing...More »

  • poster for Mitsumasa Anno— Illustrator of Wonder

    Mitsumasa Anno— Illustrator of Wonder

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2018-07-14 - 2018-09-02

    Mitsumasa Anno has worked in a wide-variety of fields and mediums, including painting, picture books, and book binding. Under the theme “mystery and wonder”, this exhibition will showcase 104 pieces of...More »

  • poster for Rodin is Open 〼

    Rodin is Open 〼

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2018-03-01 - 2018-06-30

    The main museum building will be closed between March and June 2018 but visitors will be able to access the Rodin exhibition space during this period.More »

  • poster for The Riddle of Art - Takahashi Collection

    The Riddle of Art - Takahashi Collection

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2017-12-23 - 2018-02-28

    Psychiatrist Ryutaro Takahashi is a prolific collector of contemporary art who has purchased around 2500 works to date. This exhibition introduces the essence of contemporary Japanese art since the 1990s...More »

  • poster for Mt. Fuji and Shizuoka Artists

    Mt. Fuji and Shizuoka Artists

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-12-19 - 2018-02-28

    Different Shizuoka artists are chosen each time for the museum’s exhibition of works depicting Mt. Fuji, offering a rich array of variations on the theme. This time as always, the show opens with works...More »

  • poster for Photographing Sculpture: Rodin and Brâncuși

    Photographing Sculpture: Rodin and Brâncuși

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-11-14 - 2017-12-17

    This exhibition reconsiders the relationship between sculptors and photography with images of the works and studios of Auguste Rodin and Constantin Brâncuși as well as portraits of the two artists. Brâncuși...More »

  • poster for A World of Beautiful Garden Paintings

    A World of Beautiful Garden Paintings

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-10-21 - 2017-12-10

    This exhibition focuses on garden paintings, an important form of Nihonga from the Edo period. It introduces garden paintings from the Kanto and Kansai regions from throughout the Edo era, while also explaining...More »

  • poster for In Focus: Rodin’s “The Gates of Hell”

    In Focus: Rodin’s “The Gates of Hell”

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture
    • 2017-10-11 - 2017-11-12

    With 2017 marking the 100th anniversary of the death of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, which holds one of Japan’s few Rodin collections, presents a series...More »

  • Pursuing “Movement”

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    • 2017-09-05 - 2017-10-09

    This exhibition, the first in the series celebrating 100 years since the passing of Auguste Rodin, will present works by the artist alongside those of Eadweard Muybridge and Yuki Onodera. Ahead of the...More »

  • poster for Sengoku! From Naotora to Naomasa Ii

    Sengoku! From Naotora to Naomasa Ii

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    • Media: Drawing - Product - Crafts - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-08-14 - 2017-10-12

    This special exhibition for the 2017 NHK drama Onna Joshu Naotora (Naotora: The Lady Warlord) looks at the life and times of historical figure Naotora Ii, who fought to protect her clan during the Sengoku...More »

  • poster for The Expressive Power of White

    The Expressive Power of White

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2017-07-14 - 2017-09-03

    This exhibition on the theme of “white” presents a range of works by Japanese and Korean artists included in the museum collection. In these works, white, or a combination of hues close to white, is central...More »

  • poster for Introduction to Japanese-style nihonga painting

    Introduction to Japanese-style nihonga painting

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-07-14 - 2017-08-04

    Hhis nihonga (Japanese-style painting) exhibition organized into three themed sections - materials, techniques, forms - will introduce around 30 works from the Edo Period (1603-1868) up to the present...More »

  • poster for Exhibition of New Acquisitions

    Exhibition of New Acquisitions

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Nihonga - Sculpture
    • 2017-07-14 - 2017-08-04

    Since opening, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art has built is collections around policies such as “landscape paintings of the East and West” and “art relating to Shizuoka.” In 2016 they acquired a total...More »

  • poster for Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids - Treasures from The Egyptian Museum, Cairo

    Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids - Treasures from The Egyptian Museum, Cairo

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2017-04-09 - 2017-06-25

    It was approximately 4500 years ago that the Great Pyramids of Giza were built in Ancient Egypt (2586-2185 BC) by three Pharaohs: Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure. It is said that the pyramids are visible from...More »

  • poster for Meiji 150: Western-Style Paintings of the Meiji Era

    Meiji 150: Western-Style Paintings of the Meiji Era

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-04-04 - 2017-06-25

    2017 marks 150 years since the first year of the Meiji period, which spanned from 1868 to 1912. If we were to count forward from 1868 to the present day, the current Japanese calendar year would be Meiji...More »

  • poster for Mountain Views: From Mt. Fuji to the Mountainscapes of Switzerland

    Mountain Views: From Mt. Fuji to the Mountainscapes of Switzerland

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-02

    The Japanese love mountains, revering them as sacred objects and sometimes even climbing them as as personal challenge. Painters have also long been admiring these majestic peaks, depicting them in their...More »

  • Mika Ninagawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Fashion - Video and Film
    • 2017-02-01 - 2017-03-26

    Mika Ninagawa is a leading contemporary photographer in Japan who works across various fields spanning film, fashion and advertising. Taking a hands-on approach that looks to inspire change, Ninagawa creates...More »

  • poster for 30th Anniversary Exhibition “Exquisite Views of East and West”

    30th Anniversary Exhibition “Exquisite Views of East and West”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Graphics - Product - Crafts - Party - Talks
    • 2016-04-12 - 2016-06-19

    For its 30th anniversary, the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art presents works of Eastern and Western art portraying sublime and beautiful landscapes by a range of traditional and contemporary artists...More »

  • poster for The Genesis and Development of Landscape Painting From Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

    The Genesis and Development of Landscape Painting From Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-12-19 - 2016-03-21

    Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, a major European art museum, presents several of its important landscapes, with a focus on the Austrian House of Habsburg collection. Some 70 masterpieces by artists including...More »

  • poster for Photographer of the Eye / Printmaker of the Eye—Six Anthologies

    Photographer of the Eye / Printmaker of the Eye—Six Anthologies

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2015-11-08 - 2015-12-09

    Photography and prints by twenty artists of different nationalities and generations explore notions of place and art through six themes: Germany, mythological landscapes, Orientalism, Rome, Edo, and Tokaido....More »

  • poster for Western Painters of the Taisho Period

    Western Painters of the Taisho Period

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-11-05 - 2015-12-13
  • poster for The Famous Treasure of Myouhokkeji

    The Famous Treasure of Myouhokkeji

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-11-05 - 2015-12-13
  • poster for Mt. Fuji – Faith and Art

    Mt. Fuji – Faith and Art

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-09-05 - 2015-10-12

    Mt. Fuji, a designated World Heritage Site, has been considered a holy mountain since ancient times. It has also inspired numerous classic works of Japanese art, such as Katsushika Hokusai’s ukiyo-e series...More »

  • poster for The Expressive Power of White

    The Expressive Power of White

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2015-07-11 - 2015-09-27

    Taking up the color theme of “white” the museum draws upon its collection of Japanese and Korean art and delves into the depths of the cultural and historical significance of this (non)-color and its associations....More »

  • poster for Swiss Design

    Swiss Design

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2015-07-11 - 2015-08-23

    To coincide with celebrations of 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Switzerland, this exhibition encompasses the design innovations brought to the world by this alpine country, from early...More »

  • poster for Kishin Shinoyama “The Power of Photography”

    Kishin Shinoyama “The Power of Photography”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-04-11 - 2015-06-21

    Kishin Shinoyama has continued to work at the forefront of photography since the late 1950s pushing forward with both acclaim and controversy through each era. Here he pens a new narrative across his career...More »

  • poster for New Collection Exhibition

    New Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-04-07 - 2015-06-21
  • poster for Painting People

    Painting People

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-03-03 - 2015-04-05

    The Rodin Museum turns 20 years old in 2015. On this occasion, the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art presents an exhibition examining depictions of the human form in Japanese art. Compared to the works...More »

  • poster for Tetsuya Ishida “Notes, Evidence of Dreams”

    Tetsuya Ishida “Notes, Evidence of Dreams”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-01-24 - 2015-03-25

    Uncovering the thoughts and expressions of Tetsuya Ishida through a collection of 110 examples of his work, combined sketches and notes found within 51 sketch books made public for the first time. [Related...More »

  • poster for The Anataonmy of Landscapes

    The Anataonmy of Landscapes

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-11-26 - 2015-01-04

    From steep mountains, refreshing waterfronts to quiet fields, artists have captured landscapes across numerous ages and regions, reflecting the history and climate of the land, whilst embedded with the...More »

  • poster for The Anataonmy of Landscapes - Sky

    The Anataonmy of Landscapes - Sky

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-11-18 - 2015-01-04

    This exhibition dissects the genre of the landscape through the component of the sky, examining how time of day and weather lend a particular atmosphere to a given scene.More »

  • poster for The Art History of Bishojo

    The Art History of Bishojo

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Media Arts
    • 2014-09-20 - 2014-11-16

    The motif of the beautiful girl appears through art, manga, animation, film, literature and the performing arts as a particular feature of contemporary Japanese culture. The concept/image of the “girl”...More »

  • poster for The Materials of Western Painting

    The Materials of Western Painting

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-09-09 - 2014-11-16

    Paintings are made with a variety of paints and materials. A look at the history of painting in light of its techniques and materials reveals trends have differed according to era and country, and that...More »

  • Animal World - Animals in Art

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2014-07-29 - 2014-09-07

    We are most familiar with the motif of animals in paintings which have appeared since ancient times, often filled with affection and high aesthetic, moving the viewer beyond time and place. And yet the...More »

  • poster for Art on the Waterfront

    Art on the Waterfront

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-07-23 - 2014-09-07

    Water is known as the spring of life and nature and its familiar presence in all we do is here taken as a theme in this exhibition with a collection of water associated oil paintings and contemporary art...More »

  • poster for Renjo Shimooka - A Founder of Japanese Photography

    Renjo Shimooka - A Founder of Japanese Photography

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    • Media: Photography - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2014-06-10 - 2014-07-21

    Renjo Shimooka is heralded as one of the founders of Japanese photography. Born at the end of the Edo era in Shimoda, Shimooka first set out to be a painter in the line of the Kano School but his encounter...More »

  • poster for Recent Acquisitions - Nihonga of Shizuoka

    Recent Acquisitions - Nihonga of Shizuoka

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-06-10 - 2014-07-21

    [Image: Shigeru Shimato “Boats on Lake Biwa”More »

  • poster for “Yuzo Saeki and Posters in Paris Around the 1920s”

    “Yuzo Saeki and Posters in Paris Around the 1920s”

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting
    • 2014-04-04 - 2014-05-25

    The short life of Yuzo Saeki(1898-1928) brought a shining light to the world of Japanese modern painting, caught in the throes of the Parisian art scene he lived and worked with a ferocity that impressed...More »

  • poster for New Acquisitions Exhibition

    New Acquisitions Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2014-04-01 - 2014-05-25

    Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art unveils its latest acquisitions including work from Seiki Kuroda’s Mount Fuji series, along with 2 examples of nihonga, 10 modern Japanese paintings and 2 photographic...More »

  • poster for Group “Genshoku” and Junzo Ishiko 1966–1971

    Group “Genshoku” and Junzo Ishiko 1966–1971

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-02-01 - 2014-03-23

    Examining the legacy of the “Genshoku” artist group, formed in Shizuoka in 1966, and their relation with the art critic Junzo Ishiko. This exhibition highlights the developments of this collective over...More »

  • poster for From the Great Earth— Landscapes in Nihonga Painting

    From the Great Earth— Landscapes in Nihonga Painting

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-01-21 - 2014-02-23

    The portrayal of the Earth, the backbone of this world, is an important element in paintings of nature. This exhibition introduces Nihonga paintings from the collections of this museum and others that...More »

  • poster for Post-War Avant-Gardism

    Post-War Avant-Gardism

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-11-26 - 2014-01-19

    Catalyzed by explorations of abstract expression, many Japanese artists pursued a new form of art after World War II. These creators led the Japanese art scene as avant-gardists during a dizzying period...More »

  • poster for Shoichi Futami Prints and Other Works

    Shoichi Futami Prints and Other Works

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-11-22 - 2014-01-19

    Shoichi Futami (b. 1932) was one of the pillars of post-war Japanese copper engraving. The subtle expressions of his aquatint etchings evoke a dream-like lyricism with penetrating power. Futami donated...More »

  • poster for Yuzo Saeki, Katsuzo Satomi, and Other Independent Artists

    Yuzo Saeki, Katsuzo Satomi, and Other Independent Artists

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-08 - 2013-11-24

    Inspired by their experiences in Paris, Western-style painters Kanji Maeda, Katsuzo Satomi, Zentaro Koshima, Yuzo Saeki, and Takanori Kinoshita formed an artists’ group in 1926, hoping to revive the waning...More »

  • poster for “Commemeration of Mount Fuji on the World Heritage List”

    “Commemeration of Mount Fuji on the World Heritage List”

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2013-09-07 - 2013-10-10

    As Mount Fuji is awarded the status of a world heritage site, it is not only the mountain itself but also the surrounding shrines, hiking trails, and lakes which come to gain status as important treasures,...More »

  • poster for The Fun of Illustrations and Books

    The Fun of Illustrations and Books

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Photography
    • 2013-08-27 - 2013-10-06

    What kinds of books attract the reader’s eye? In an age inundated with media and images, this exhibition takes a look at the techniques illustrators and publishers have use for centuries to grab the reader’s...More »

  • poster for Natsume Soseki and Arts

    Natsume Soseki and Arts

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2013-07-13 - 2013-08-25

    Fond of pictures since childhood, the preeminent Meiji-era author Natsume Soseki had a profound knowledge of art and often featured artwork in his writings. This exhibition introduces as many works included...More »

  • poster for Yayoi Kusama "Eternity Of Eternal Eternity"

    Yayoi Kusama "Eternity Of Eternal Eternity"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2013-04-13 - 2013-06-23

    New works by the world-famous avant-gardist. With lectures and film screening. See Japanese page for details.More »

  • poster for Kiyoo Kawamura Exhibition

    Kiyoo Kawamura Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-02-09 - 2013-03-27

    Large scale retrospective of some 100 paintings by Kiyoo Kawamura (1852─1934), known for his nihonga paintings that were profoundly influenced by his time in Venice and his encounter with the French art...More »

  • poster for Mt. Fuji Paintings 2013

    Mt. Fuji Paintings 2013

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2013-02-05 - 2013-03-31

    Features landscape paintings of Mt. Fuji from the seventeenth century onwards.More »

  • poster for "Incan Empire" Exhibition

    "Incan Empire" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2012-11-27 - 2013-01-27

    First exhibition in Japan to explore the Incan empire through archeology, anthropology and historiography.More »

  • poster for "Western Landscape Painting" Exhibition

    "Western Landscape Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-11-20 - 2012-12-16

    This exhibition showcases Western landscape painting by masters like Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, and Paul Gauguin.More »

  • poster for "Paradise of Edo Painting" Exhibition

    "Paradise of Edo Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-10-07 - 2012-11-18

    This exhibition invites visitors to pay renewed attention to the form and shape of painting, and to appreciate these works as "things".More »

  • poster for Hubert Robert Exhibition

    Hubert Robert Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-08-09 - 2012-09-30

    French painter Hubert Robert (1733-1808) went to study in Italy at the age of 21 for 11 years, thereafter working mainly in Paris upon his return to France, which happened to coincide with a turbulent...More »

  • poster for "200 Years of Oil Painting in Japan: Challenging to the West" Exhibition

    "200 Years of Oil Painting in Japan: Challenging to the West" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-06-09 - 2012-07-22

    Features a range of Japanese practitioners of Youga (western-style oil painting).More »

  • poster for "Color Remix: Jakuchu and Contemporary Art" Exhibition

    "Color Remix: Jakuchu and Contemporary Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2012-04-14 - 2012-05-27

    Showcases 90 works from the museum collection ranging from antiquities to contemporary art, inspired by the theme of color. Special lecture by Yuji Yamashita: "Jakuchu vs. Contemporary Art" May 6th...More »

  • poster for "The Splendor of the Khitan Dynasty" Exhibition

    "The Splendor of the Khitan Dynasty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Fashion - Crafts - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2011-12-17 - 2012-03-04

    Looks at the wonders of the Khitan dynasty that existed one thousand years ago in the highlands in the chaos following the decline of the Tang dynasty. There will be many important cultural artefacts exhibited,...More »

  • poster for "1000 Years of Kyoto Beauty: Prayer and Landscape" Exhibition

    "1000 Years of Kyoto Beauty: Prayer and Landscape" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2011-10-22 - 2011-12-04

    This exhibition features a stellar showcase of works from the collection of the Kyoto National Museum that focus on the themes of prayer and landscape. Included in this treasure trove of art are six national...More »

  • poster for "Fujinokuni Arts Fest 2011 (51st Shizuoka Prefecture Arts Fest)"

    "Fujinokuni Arts Fest 2011 (51st Shizuoka Prefecture Arts Fest)"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Art Competition
    • 2011-09-16 - 2011-10-10

    Features over 200 works recruited publicly.More »

  • poster for "Cities Where the Arts Flourish" Exhibition

    "Cities Where the Arts Flourish" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2011-07-19 - 2011-09-08

    Features work from artists based in four key cities for the arts: Paris, Rome, Tokyo and Kyoto. The exhibition will explore the relationship between the city and art, including how artists engage with...More »

  • poster for "Lines and Surfaces in Modern Nihonga" Exhibition

    "Lines and Surfaces in Modern Nihonga" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-07-12 - 2011-08-28

    Traditional Japanese painting places great emphasis on the line. Thick or thin, fast or slow: lines harnessing the strength of these changes are important elements in supporting the vibrant expression...More »

  • poster for Motohiko Odani "Phantom Limb"

    Motohiko Odani "Phantom Limb"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Video and Film
    • 2011-05-28 - 2011-07-10

    *This exhibition is a restaging of Odani's solo show at the Mori Art Museum from November 2010 through February 2011, and includes a new video installation that was not shown at the Mori show. Since...More »

  • poster for "25th Anniversary Collection Exhibition"

    "25th Anniversary Collection Exhibition"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-04-09 - 2011-05-15

    Held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the museum's opening, this exhibition showcases works from the collection by Claude Monet, Yuzo Saeki, Jakuchu Ito, Yayoi Kusama and many others.More »

  • poster for "Edo Period Paintings from the Gitter Collection" Exhibition

    "Edo Period Paintings from the Gitter Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-02-05 - 2011-03-27

    The Gitter Collection in New Orleans is one of the most distinctive collections of Japanese art in the world, started by ophthalmic surgeon Kurt Gitter while living in Japan from 1963-5. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Beloved Landscapes" Exhibition

    "Beloved Landscapes" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-11-16 - 2010-12-23

    On display are landscapes in all genres including Western-style paintings, nihonga painting, contemporary art and more.More »

  • poster for "Robots and Art" Exhibition

    "Robots and Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2010-09-18 - 2010-11-07

    Today in Japan, robots play a vital role in many aspects of society, from in the fields of industry and medicine, to the fiction of manga and anime. Of these, “humanoid” robots (robots shaped like human...More »

  • poster for "Shizuoka Prefecture Art Festival"

    "Shizuoka Prefecture Art Festival"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2010-08-31 - 2010-09-12

    Art festival that seeks to generate more interest in art and promote the development of culture in Shizuoka.More »

  • poster for "Ancient Egypt in Turin" Exhibition

    "Ancient Egypt in Turin" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2010-06-12 - 2010-08-22

    Turin was the first capital of Italy after it was unified in 1861. The city's Egyptian Museum was founded with a collection of objects belonging to Bernardino Drovetti, a noted Egyptologist and former...More »

  • poster for Jakuchu Ito "Another World"

    Jakuchu Ito "Another World"

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2010-04-10 - 2010-05-16

    Jakuchu Ito (1716-1800) has become a familiar name among art lovers in recent years primarily for his resplendent, richly colored paintings, but the ink paintings that comprise the majority of his posthumous...More »

  • 24th Citizens' Culture Festival: Shizuoka National Literature Art Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2009-10-24 - 2009-11-08
  • poster for "The World of the Kano School 2009" Exhibition

    "The World of the Kano School 2009" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2009-09-10 - 2009-10-18

    The Kano school of painting has a long and deep relationship with Shizuoka - its ancestors were born in Izu, while Sunpu (old name for Shizuoka city) was a major base for the production of Kano paintings...More »

  • poster for "Western Landscape Painting" Exhibtion

    "Western Landscape Painting" Exhibtion

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-09-08 - 2009-11-08

    "Landscape" generally refers to rural scenes of fields or cultivated land, but landscape paintings also tend to depict other motifs like cities, rivers and coastal areas. Landscape painting emerged as...More »

  • poster for Paul Klee "Paul Klee and East Asia"

    Paul Klee "Paul Klee and East Asia"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • 2009-07-14 - 2009-08-30

    Paul Klee (1879-1940), whose paintings are known for their rhythmical lines and vivid colors, is a representative 20th century painter. Born in Bern, Switzerland, Klee studied art in Germany and enjoyed...More »

  • poster for ”Japanese Western Painting in the age of Klee" Exhibition

    ”Japanese Western Painting in the age of Klee" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2009-07-07 - 2009-09-06

    Paul Klee was an artist who worked mostly in the interwar period between the two world wars. It also gave Japanese artists the opportunity to establish an independent genre of Western painting created...More »

  • poster for Noriko Yanagisawa Exhibition

    Noriko Yanagisawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2009-05-26 - 2009-07-05

    Noriko Yanagisawa is an acclaimed artist who has held numerous solo exhibitions both in Japan and abroad. She was born in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Yanagisawa's works consistently deal with...More »

  • poster for "Experiencing Art with the Body" Exhibition

    "Experiencing Art with the Body" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Talks
    • 2009-05-26 - 2009-07-05

    This permanent collection exhibition features pieces that give off sounds; that you can step on, go inside of, sit on, pass through...these art artworks that you can appreciate with your whole body, with...More »

  • poster for "Resurgent Golden Civilization" Exhibition

    "Resurgent Golden Civilization" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2009-04-11 - 2009-05-15

    More than 6000 years ago, a civilization that knew how to manipulate gold and use it existed in southern Europe. This cultivated people flourished during a period long before the establishment of the Egyptian...More »

  • poster for New Acquisitions Exhibition

    New Acquisitions Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2009-03-31 - 2009-05-15

    Since opening in 1986, the museum has focused on collecting Eastern and Western landscape paintings. Including donations, the collection has now grown to over 2400 pieces. The 34 new pieces acquired in...More »

  • poster for "Korean Dynasty Paintings and Japan" Exhibition

    "Korean Dynasty Paintings and Japan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2009-02-17 - 2009-03-29

    Taejo of Joseon (born Yi Seong-gye) was the first founder of the Korean Joseon Dynasty, reigning from 1392-1398 as the king of the Korean Peninsula's last dynasty. With a history stretching 500 years,...More »

  • poster for "The Beauty of Empty Space" Exhibition

    "The Beauty of Empty Space" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-02-17 - 2009-03-29
  • poster for "The World of Folding Screen Paintings" Exhibition

    "The World of Folding Screen Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2009-01-02 - 2009-02-12
  • poster for "European Painting: From Baroque to Modern" Exhibition

    "European Painting: From Baroque to Modern" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-01-02 - 2009-02-12

    [Image: Jacob van Ruysdael "Country Road with Hut and Grove"]More »

  • 19th Fugaku Biennale Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2009-01-02 - 2009-01-25
  • poster for "Lu Lu Lu Landscape" Exhibition

    "Lu Lu Lu Landscape" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Party - Talks
    • 2008-11-03 - 2008-12-21

    This exhibition presents interpretations of "landscape" by 8 contemporary artists, expressions that are fragmentary, lightweight, loose; perhaps their defining characteristic is their fluidity and slightness....More »

  • poster for "Resonances" Exhibition

    "Resonances" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2008-10-28 - 2008-12-26

    This small exhibition in Gallery 7 is being held in conjunction with the "Landscape Rururu" exhibition. Featured works have been loaned from artists exhibiting in the "Landscape Rururu" exhibition, along...More »

  • poster for "Twelve Travels" Exhibition

    "Twelve Travels" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Ceramics - Video and Film
    • 2008-09-12 - 2008-10-26

    Travel: leaving behind everyday routine to experience different places and times, making fresh discoveries and chancing upon unexpected surprises that linger in one's memory. This exhibition features around...More »

  • poster for "Standing and Being: Sculptures and Prints" Exhibition

    "Standing and Being: Sculptures and Prints" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Sculpture
    • 2008-09-09 - 2008-10-26

    In search of human form in the prints of Koshiro Onchi, Yutaro Nakagawa and Benko Ito.More »

  • poster for "Japanese Yoga Paintings of England" Exhibition

    "Japanese Yoga Paintings of England" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-09-09 - 2008-10-26

    The island nation of England developed while occupying a unique place in European history, and the sphere of painting is no exception. This is nowhere more true that in the field of modern landscape painting,...More »

  • poster for Yayoi Kusama "Fireflies on the Water"

    Yayoi Kusama "Fireflies on the Water"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2008-09-09 - 2008-12-26

    Yayoi Kusama's "Fireflies on the Water" is a 3D work surrounded by mirrors that creates a holistic spatial experience for the viewer. It was recently added to the museum's collection this year. Upon opening...More »

  • poster for Ganjinwajo National Treasures Exhibition

    Ganjinwajo National Treasures Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2008-07-12 - 2008-08-31

    Over 1200 years ago, Toshodaiji temple was built by Ganjinwajo, a high priest from Tang dynasty China who made his way to Japan after surviving a 12 year overseas journey. Among the crucial temple structures...More »

  • poster for "Paintings of Mount Fuji" Exhibition

    "Paintings of Mount Fuji" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-07-12 - 2008-09-07

    The Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art collects mostly landscape paintings from the 17th century and after, but as one would expect, the most emblematic landscape of them all in Shizuoka is that of Mount...More »

  • "The Splendor of Venetian Painting: From the Glory of the Renaissance to the Elegance of the 18th Century" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-05-26 - 2008-07-08

    The masterpieces that adorn Venice, the city of canals. Over 70 masterpieces spanning three centuries by Titian, Tintoretto, Canaletto and others. More »

  • poster for Yoshiko Noda Retrospective Exhibition

    Yoshiko Noda Retrospective Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-05-13 - 2008-05-25
  • "From Jakuchu to the Kano School - The Flourishing Art of the 18th Century" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-29 - 2008-05-25

    The Edo period lasted for more than 250 years, during which time several formidable painters came to prominence, especially in the 18th century, contributing to a golden age in the visual arts. Jakuchu,...More »

  • poster for Marc Chagall "Poet of Colors"

    Marc Chagall "Poet of Colors"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-12 - 2008-05-25

    Chagall was born to a Jewish family in Vitebsk, a city in western Russia, after which he moved successively to Moscow, Berlin, Paris and New York. He availed himself of a spectacular palette of color in...More »

  • poster for New Acquisitions Exhibition

    New Acquisitions Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-01 - 2008-04-27

    Since the museum opened in 1986 (Showa 61), the collection has focused on accumulating a rich variety of "East-West Landscape Painting," works of which now total more than 2400, including generous donations....More »

  • "Gandhara Art and Bamiyan Valley Exhibition"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2007-12-28 - 2008-03-30

    This exhibition features a large scale compilation of Gandhara treasures that are in Japan to shed light on the mysteries of the Bamiyan Valley world heritage site.More »

  • "Scenes of the Spirit - The World of Masterpiece Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-11-09 - 2007-12-19
  • 47th Shizuoka Prefecture Art Festival

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Party
    • 2007-10-20 - 2007-11-04
  • poster for "Nostaligia, Novelty - Taisho Chic" Exhibition

    "Nostaligia, Novelty - Taisho Chic" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Talks
    • 2007-09-08 - 2007-10-14

    In between the Meiji and Showa periods, the Taisho period lasted only 15 years, but gave birth to a period of democracy, individualism and romanticism in which western art deco had an important influence...More »

  • poster for NHK Nichiyo Bijutsukan 30 Years Exhibition

    NHK Nichiyo Bijutsukan 30 Years Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2007-07-24 - 2007-08-31

    "Nichiyo Bijutsukan" (Sunday Museum) is a pioneering art television programme that has become increasingly popular over the many years it has been broadcast. Started in April 1976, it has now been broadcast...More »

  • poster for Tetsuya Ishida "Canvases of Sadness"

    Tetsuya Ishida "Canvases of Sadness"

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2007-07-24 - 2007-08-19

    Tetsuya Ishida was born in 1973, studied as a high school student in Shizuoka and went to Musashino Art University, following which he made his artistic debut in Tokyo. In May 2005 he was in a car accident...More »

  • poster for "The Dazzle of Venetian Painting - From the Glory of the Renaissance to the Splendour of the 18th Century" Exhibition

    "The Dazzle of Venetian Painting - From the Glory of the Renaissance to the Splendour of the 18th Century" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-05-26 - 2007-07-08

    Venice is the city that floats on water, and was made a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city established its own political leadership, and between the 7th and 18th centuries existed as an independent...More »

  • poster for "Box Art" Exhibition

    "Box Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Product - Talks
    • 2007-04-07 - 2007-05-20

    Tanks, airplanes, boats and robots... From the beginning of 1955, model toys became very popular in Japan, and have developed considerably until the present day. Box art is the "face” of plastic model...More »

  • poster for "Newly Collected Works" Exhibition

    "Newly Collected Works" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2007-03-30 - 2007-05-20

    Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art has been collecting landscape paintings from both the East and the West since 1986. The collection now stands at approximately 2400 works and 14 new works have been added...More »

  • Rodin "Secrets of Creation"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2007-02-04 - 2007-03-25

    This exhibition brings together works of plaster and marble that are on loan from the Rodin Museum in Paris, all of which are being shown in Japan for the first time.More »

  • poster for 18th Fugaku Biennale Exhibition

    18th Fugaku Biennale Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-01-02 - 2007-01-28

    The Fugaku Biennale Exhibition is open to the public to discover up and coming artists, gathering excellent works to aim for the advancement of arts culture. There are categories for both 2D and 3D works,...More »

  • poster for "Ogai Mori and Art" Exhibition

    "Ogai Mori and Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2006-11-07 - 2006-12-17

    Ogai Mori is known as a literary master and that he wrote novels while being a military doctor, but it is not so well known that he was deeply involved with the art of the late 19th Century and early 20th...More »

  • poster for "In Love with Italy" Exhibition

    "In Love with Italy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2006-10-17 - 2006-11-26

    Italy is surely a country that most people would say they would go to if given the opportunity. Given the richness of Italy's art, opera, fashion and cuisine, this exhibition brings together paintings...More »

  • poster for "World Heritage Nasca" Exhibition

    "World Heritage Nasca" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2006-09-12 - 2006-10-30

    Pursue the mysteries of South America through the Nazcan lines and the mummies, and experience the Nazca lines on the large screen display. Please visit their website for further details on related events....More »

  • poster for "Works of Mother Earth" Exhibition

    "Works of Mother Earth" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2006-09-05 - 2006-10-15

    This exhibition features paintings that depict, or have been inspired by, mother earth. Also, there will be sculptures that are placed directly on the floor of the gallery in order to emphasise this notion...More »

  • poster for The Passion of a 20 year Collection II "Individuality that transcends the ages"

    The Passion of a 20 year Collection II "Individuality that transcends the ages"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2006-07-26 - 2006-09-03

    This is part two of the museum's "Passion of a 20 year Collection" exhibition, which introduces the work the museum has acquired over the past 20 years, presenting western painting, Japanese painting,...More »

  • poster for The Passion of a 20 year Collection I : "Landcape Painting that Resonates in the Heart"

    The Passion of a 20 year Collection I : "Landcape Painting that Resonates in the Heart"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-06-06 - 2006-07-09

    Over the 20 years since the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum opened its doors, it has been enthusiastically collecting works of art. "The Passion of a 20 year Collection" is an exhibition of the works at the...More »

  • poster for Kazutoyo Yamanouchi and his Wife

    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi and his Wife

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Prints - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2006-04-15 - 2006-05-28

    Yamauchi and his wife lived through the violent era of the warring states. This exhibition presents approximately 250 national treasures from the Yamauchi family collection.More »

  • poster for The World of Chikuden Tanomura

    The World of Chikuden Tanomura

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2005-09-30 - 2005-11-06

    Literary men of the Edo era who had studied the Chinese culture tried to capture the essence of an "ideal nature" on canvas and in poetry through communication with each other and intensive travel. One...More »

  • poster for Japanese Painters in Europe

    Japanese Painters in Europe

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-08-02 - 2005-09-04

    During the Taisho and Showa eras, some Japanese painters were longing for Paris. Some moved there to paint and then moved to other places in Europe. A selection of works, full of dreams and hope, by 6...More »

  • poster for Treasures of the Altai Mountains

    Treasures of the Altai Mountains

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2005-07-26 - 2005-09-04

    A rare chance to examine the fascinating civilization of Altai from the Russian Academy of Science. Altai is a region at the crossroad of Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia and said to be one of the...More »

  • poster for Paintings with Stories: Japanese Painting meets Classic Literature

    Paintings with Stories: Japanese Painting meets Classic Literature

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2005-06-10 - 2005-07-18

    The show highlights the intricate and rich relationships between paintings and literature in Japan from the 15th century to our modern era.More »

  • poster for Jakuchu and the Artists in Kyoto

    Jakuchu and the Artists in Kyoto

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-02-05 - 2005-03-13

    Kyoto – A fascinating aspect of this millennia old city lies in its unceasing passion towards innovation. Jyakuchu Ito is a case in point. His unique style and genius can be termed a product of the city...More »

  • poster for The 17th Fugaku Biennale

    The 17th Fugaku Biennale

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Sculpture
    • 2005-01-02 - 2005-01-30

    The Fugaku Biennale aims to discover and promote artists displaying a high degree of mastery in the creative arts. All artists, regardless of place of birth, nationality, or residence, are eligible to...More »

  • poster for 20th Century Art:  Pictures Dream of Music

    20th Century Art: Pictures Dream of Music

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2005-01-02 - 2005-01-30

    Perhaps the greatest characteristic of 20th century art was the birth of abstract painting. Painters inspired by music attempted to express themselves without recourse to definite shapes. The resulting...More »

  • poster for Yasuo Kazuki Exhibition:  <My> Siberia, and <My> Earth

    Yasuo Kazuki Exhibition: <My> Siberia, and <My> Earth

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2004-11-02 - 2004-12-12

    Oil paint mixed with charcoal and powder is layered upon layer on a dark, dreary background. Yasuo Kazuki is best known for his “Siberia Series”, a group of works based on the artist’s detainment in Siberia....More »

  • poster for Artists and Faraway Lands:  Eyes from Japan

    Artists and Faraway Lands: Eyes from Japan

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2004-10-26 - 2004-12-12

    What did artists feel and express after they came across foreign soil? Longing? Adoration? Empathy? Artworks ranging from the Edo Period to present day expressing various emotions towards foreign lands...More »

  • poster for Sculptures & Crafts

    Sculptures & Crafts

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    • Media: Crafts - Sculpture
    • 2004-08-24 - 2004-10-24

    The exibition began from the simple question, "What defines the differences between sculpture and crafts, which are either created by metal and bronze?" It will reflect on the history of Japanese modern...More »

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