Hiratsuka Museum of Art - Past Events

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

  • poster for Hiroko Tsuchida “Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way”

    Hiroko Tsuchida “Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2018-12-08 - 2019-04-07

    The work of the outstanding young artist Hiroko Tsuchida (b. 1985) fills the 11-meter-high atrium of the Hiratsuka Museum of Art. The award-winning sculptor’s works are thrice surprising: 1) For their...More »

  • poster for Collection Exhibition: Five + One Senses

    Collection Exhibition: Five + One Senses

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2018-12-08 - 2019-02-24

    In this exhibition, individual rooms are dedicated to the five senses of sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste depicted and evoked in artwork from the museum’s collection. In the final room, visitors are...More »

  • poster for Yuki Ogura Exhibition

    Yuki Ogura Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Workshops - Talks
    • 2018-10-06 - 2018-11-18

    Exhibiting 120 paintings by the late Yuki Ogura (1895–2000).More »

  • poster for Ryusuke Fukahori Exhibition

    Ryusuke Fukahori Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2018-07-07 - 2018-09-02

    Ryusuke Fukahori depicts goldfish using acrylic paint on transparent resin. This is his first full-scale solo exhibition at a public museum. On exhibit is over 200 pieces from his earliest works to his...More »

  • poster for Summer Collection Exhibition - Guide to Living Creatures

    Summer Collection Exhibition - Guide to Living Creatures

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2018-07-07 - 2018-09-02

    Around 50 works from the museum’s collection depicting living creatures will be exhibited at the same time as Ryosuke Fukahori’s goldfish-themed exhibition. [Related Event] Gallery talk by exhibition’s...More »

  • poster for Taguchi Collection of 21st Century Art: From Andy Warhol to Yoshitomo Nara

    Taguchi Collection of 21st Century Art: From Andy Warhol to Yoshitomo Nara

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2018-04-21 - 2018-06-17

    The Taguchi Art Collection owned by entrepreneur Hiroshi Taguchi is one of Japan’s premier collections of contemporary art. Boasting more than 400 pieces, it includes works by leading artists practicing...More »

  • Keizaburo Okamura “To Unknown Lands”

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2018-04-21 - 2018-06-24

    Displaying 31 works, including new and recent pieces, by Keizaburo Okamura, and artist who blends perspectives of people and nature. This is his first major exhibition in the prefecture in 10 years.More »

  • poster for Collection Exhibition “Hmm” + Exhibition of New Acquisitions

    Collection Exhibition “Hmm” + Exhibition of New Acquisitions

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Photography - Sculpture - Workshops
    • 2017-12-09 - 2018-02-25

    This exhibition focusing on works in the museum collection will present artworks without titles, artist names, or descriptive panels. A total of around 30 items with particularly fantastical, contemplative,...More »

  • poster for The Sculptures of Sachi Hasegawa - Ley Lines

    The Sculptures of Sachi Hasegawa - Ley Lines

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    • Media: Sculpture - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-12-02 - 2018-04-08

    This eleventh event in the Hiratsuka Museum of Art “Lobby Exhibition” series will introduce sculptures by Sachi Hasegawa (b. 1982), who completed her studies at the Graduate School of Musashino Art University...More »

  • poster for Tamako Kataoka “Expressions”

    Tamako Kataoka “Expressions”

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Talks
    • 2017-09-30 - 2017-11-26

    Tamako Kataoka continued to work on her “Expressions” series throughout her lifetime, depicting various historical figures such as military commanders of the Sengoku period (1467-1603), Zen Buddhist monks,...More »

  • poster for Mountain Pictures: Summer Collection Exhibiton

    Mountain Pictures: Summer Collection Exhibiton

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-07-01 - 2017-09-10

    This summer collection exhibition comprised of works on the theme of mountains has been organized to celebrate “Mountain Day,” the new Japanese public holiday that was established in 2016. Back when mountains...More »

  • poster for Fumio Saito Collection: Ukiyo-e, A Trip Around Kanagawa’s Scenic Spots

    Fumio Saito Collection: Ukiyo-e, A Trip Around Kanagawa’s Scenic Spots

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Prints - Talks
    • 2017-04-15 - 2017-06-11

    Towards the latter half of the Edo Period (1603–1868), when Japan was enjoying relative peace and tranquility, many people began to travel. The safety of roads had been much improved, economic development...More »

  • poster for The Evolution of Realism – Yuichi Takahashi, Ryusei Kishida, and Their Bridge To The Present

    The Evolution of Realism – Yuichi Takahashi, Ryusei Kishida, and Their Bridge To The Present

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • 2017-04-15 - 2017-06-11

    As Western-style painting reached Japan in the Edo period, people were startled by the differences between its emphasis on scientific Realism and the styles of traditional Japanese art. Yuichi Takahashi...More »

  • poster for Hirotake Kurokawa’s Sculpture

    Hirotake Kurokawa’s Sculpture

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    • Media: Sculpture - Workshops
    • 2016-12-03 - 2017-04-09

    Bronze sculptures from Hirotake Kurokawa’s “Eros” series are displayed in the Hiratsuka Museum of Art lobby.More »

  • poster for Noriaki Maeda “Recent Work”

    Noriaki Maeda “Recent Work”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-12-05 - 2016-04-10

    A chance to appreciate Noriaki Maeda’s metalic structures of organic forms bathed in the Shonan light of the museum atrium. Venue: LobbyMore »

  • poster for Wa-nokai - Famous Works for Salaryman Collectors

    Wa-nokai - Famous Works for Salaryman Collectors

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2015-12-05 - 2016-02-07

    Unveiling the special collection of works held by collector member of “Wa-nokai” for the first time in a public art museum. “Wa-nokai” is an association made up principally of salarymen(and women), civil...More »

  • poster for New Acquisitions and the World of Tetsuya Ishida

    New Acquisitions and the World of Tetsuya Ishida

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Crafts - Talks
    • 2015-09-26 - 2015-11-29

    Unveiling the latest acquisitions of the museum with a selection of 40 works, including that of leader of postwar nihonga Toshio Matsuo, the large scale washi paper collages of young nihonga painter Natsunosuke...More »

  • poster for The Poetry of Painters, The Paintings of Poets - Painting as Poetry, Poetry as Painting

    The Poetry of Painters, The Paintings of Poets - Painting as Poetry, Poetry as Painting

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • 2015-09-19 - 2015-11-08

    There is a saying which originates from ancient Greece which states “Painting is silent poetry and poetry is painting that speaks”. Modern western style painting in Japanese art was much influenced by...More »

  • poster for 100 Years of Hiroshi Hamaya

    100 Years of Hiroshi Hamaya

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2015-07-18 - 2015-09-06

    As Japan came to greet a period of rapid post-war development and television came to pervade households around the country, the speed, mobility and simultaneity of information placed a heavy impact upon...More »

  • poster for Peko-chan Exhibition

    Peko-chan Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Photography - Sculpture - Fashion - Product - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2015-07-11 - 2015-09-13

    Taking up the Showa symbol of Fujiya’s Peko-chan, 17 contemporary artists reinterpret this icon through an exhibition of 27 works, bringing the past into the immediacy of the present, while also be accompanied...More »

  • poster for Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Masterpieces— 100 Years of Bijinga Paintings

    Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Masterpieces— 100 Years of Bijinga Paintings

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-04-25 - 2015-06-07

    The female image is an artistic theme that dates to antiquity and continues to this day. Carrying on the tradition of a universal feminine image seen in Yamato-e paintings and Ukiyo-e prints, the general...More »

  • poster for Kimio Kawaguchi— An Alchemist of Painting

    Kimio Kawaguchi— An Alchemist of Painting

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-04-18 - 2015-06-14

    This exhibition looks back on the career of the oil painter Kimio Kawaguchi with around 90 of his works, from his early to most recent pieces. Kawaguchi’s paintings are marked by classical techniques and...More »

  • poster for Spring Collection - Infant Selection

    Spring Collection - Infant Selection

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-21 - 2015-04-12

    An exhibition of the museum’s work which young children have particularly responded to in previous gallery tours, reflecting a unique perspective upon each piece and linking to a child’s stage of development....More »

  • poster for Winter Collection - Painting the Sun, Moon and Stars

    Winter Collection - Painting the Sun, Moon and Stars

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-12-06 - 2015-02-15

    Since the beginning of human existence mankind has lived together with the sun, moon and stars, these heavenly bodies providing light and dictating the seasons and climate, being indivisible from human...More »

  • poster for The Sculpture of Kaoru Oda  - The Dwelling of Memory

    The Sculpture of Kaoru Oda - The Dwelling of Memory

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-12-02 - 2015-04-05
  • poster for Taikan Yokoyama and Mt. Fuji

    Taikan Yokoyama and Mt. Fuji

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-11 - 2014-11-24

    Mt. Fuji was a motif throughout the career of the revolutionary Nihonga painter Taikan Yokoyama (1868–1958). This exhibition traces the stylistic transformations in Yokoyama’s portrayal of Japan’s iconic...More »

  • poster for Toshio Matsuo: A Master of Japanese Contemporary Japanese Painting

    Toshio Matsuo: A Master of Japanese Contemporary Japanese Painting

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-11 - 2014-11-30

    Toshio Matsuo (b. 1926) is a major figure in today’s world of Japanese painting. A Nagasaki native and current Yokohama resident, he currently occupies the important post of Director of the Japan Art Institute....More »

  • poster for Original Works from the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava— World Travel With Picture Books

    Original Works from the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava— World Travel With Picture Books

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2014-07-19 - 2014-08-31

    Established in 1967 as a UNESCO initiative, the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava is one of the most prestigious international event for children’s book illustrators. In 2013, the 24th BIB drew 2,344...More »

  • poster for New Acquisitions Exhibition

    New Acquisitions Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-07-12 - 2014-09-28

    Showcasing 50 works from the 146 new acquisitions donated and purchased during 2013. [Related Event] Gallery Talk Date: August 16(Sat), September(Sat) 14:00-14:30 Venue: Exhibition Space 2More »

  • poster for Kyotaro Hakamata “People and Smoke, Others”

    Kyotaro Hakamata “People and Smoke, Others”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2014-04-19 - 2014-06-22

    Kyotaro Hakamata has emerged as one of the most-watched sculptors of his generation. Starting out as an artist in the late 1980s, his works have a fresh style that turns the concept of sculpture on its...More »

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

    Tetsuya Ishida “Notes, Evidence of Dreams”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-04-12 - 2014-06-15

    Tetsuya Ishida(1973-2005) enjoyed great acclaim for his paintings of post-bubble Japan streaked with a dark humor, then sadly his life came to an end at the young age of 31, upon the tracks of a level...More »

  • poster for “Major Work of the Collection II - New Acquisitions”

    “Major Work of the Collection II - New Acquisitions”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2014-02-22 - 2014-04-06

    Introducing over 203 works across the media of nihonga, oil painting, drawing and print making in an exhibition highlighting recent additions to the museum collection. [Related Event] Gallery Talk Dates:...More »

  • poster for Collection Exhibition I “Let’s Play at the Art Museum!!”

    Collection Exhibition I “Let’s Play at the Art Museum!!”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-12-07 - 2014-02-09

    The Hiratsuka Museum of Art owns several art collections and has created art cards to allow more people to enjoy them. This exhibition commemorates the creation of the cards with roughly 40 works featured...More »

  • poster for Lobby Exhibition: The World of Masako Hayashibe

    Lobby Exhibition: The World of Masako Hayashibe

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-12-03 - 2014-04-06

    These intentionally rusted objects d’art created resembling ancient ruins and artifacts evoke themes of time and human life. Fifteen of Masako Hayashibe’s intriguing creations are presented in a well-lit...More »

  • poster for Friendship Town Commemeration - Days When Geniuses of the Izu City Collection Were Young -From Taikan Yokoyama to Gyoshu Hayami -“

    Friendship Town Commemeration - Days When Geniuses of the Izu City Collection Were Young -From Taikan Yokoyama to Gyoshu Hayami -“

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-12 - 2013-11-24

    Commemorating the friendship link between Izu city an Hiratsuka city with a collection of modern masters of nihonga. [Image: Taikan Yokoyama “Academic Discussion the Shade of a Willow Tree” 1910] [Related...More »

  • poster for Takashi Fujiyama “Darkness and Light”

    Takashi Fujiyama “Darkness and Light”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-09-21 - 2013-12-01

    Introducing the color and scale of Takashi Fujiyama’s paintings with 50 works spanning his career. [Related Events] Curator’s Talks Dates: 10/20 (Sun), 11/3 (Sun), 11/17 (Sun) 14:00-14:30 Venue:...More »

  • poster for The First Touch of Art - The World of Picture Books 2013

    The First Touch of Art - The World of Picture Books 2013

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-07-27 - 2013-09-08

    Do you still remember the old picture books you used to read as a child? This summer Hiratsuka Museum of Art is dedicating 1 month to the introduction of children’s picture books ranging from the 1950’s...More »

  • poster for Natsunosuke Mise “Painting of Japan”

    Natsunosuke Mise “Painting of Japan”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-07-13 - 2013-09-16

    Presenting 30 mostly new and recent works by Nihonga painter Natsunosuke Mise, including his university graduation project. Born in Nara in 1973, Mise completed graduate studies at Kyoto City University...More »

  • poster for “Watercolor - The Charm of Mizue - From Meiji to Today”

    “Watercolor - The Charm of Mizue - From Meiji to Today”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-04-20 - 2013-06-16

    The unique expression afforded by watercolor is a form which even oil painters have loved to explore, and today many contemporary painters continue to experiment with the possibilities of this medium....More »

  • poster for Koji Kinutani "Image of Hope"

    Koji Kinutani "Image of Hope"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-04-13 - 2013-06-02

    As part of an ongoing series introducing artists of the Shonan area and wider Kanagawa prefecture this exhibition presents the work of Koji Kinutani(1943-) known as one of the leading artists of fresco...More »

  • poster for "New Year Collection Exhibition: Modern Calligraphy, Shonan Literati"

    "New Year Collection Exhibition: Modern Calligraphy, Shonan Literati"

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2013-01-04 - 2013-02-11

    Features painters and calligraphers from the late Edo period through to the early Showa era.More »

  • poster for "New Acquisitions" Exhibition

    "New Acquisitions" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2012-10-13 - 2012-12-24

    This exhibition showcases 27 out of the 60 new acquisitions made by the museum in 2011, including works by Aguri Uchida, Juri Hamada, Gyoshu Hayami, and Chozaburo Inoue. [Image: Takehiko Higuchi, "Black...More »

  • poster for "Opening the Door to the World of Miniatures: The Allure of Dolls' Houses" Exhibition

    "Opening the Door to the World of Miniatures: The Allure of Dolls' Houses" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2012-10-06 - 2012-11-25

    Features an array of incredible decorative dolls' houses.More »

  • poster for "Summer Collection: Children in the Heart of Art" Exhibition

    "Summer Collection: Children in the Heart of Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2012-07-28 - 2012-09-17

    Showcasees around 60 items from the museum's collection, dating from the Meiji period to the present, and featuring motifs of children.More »

  • poster for Shoen Uematsu + Kiyokata Kaburaki Exhibition

    Shoen Uematsu + Kiyokata Kaburaki Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-07-21 - 2012-09-02

    On display are works by two modern masters of the bijin-ga genre.More »

  • poster for Susumu Kinoshita Exhibition

    Susumu Kinoshita Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2012-04-21 - 2012-06-10

    Susumu Kinoshita is known for his contemporary paintings and tableaux constructed out of monochrome variations of light and shadow, and pencil drawings that push the possibilities of the medium. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Shiko Munakata Exhibition

    Shiko Munakata Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2012-04-14 - 2012-06-03

    This exhibition showcases works from the Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art and the Aomori Museum of Art that look back on the career of this leading artist, who was a close associate of Shoji Hamada,...More »

  • poster for "Artists in Shonan III: Seiji Chokai" Exhibition

    "Artists in Shonan III: Seiji Chokai" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2011-12-02 - 2011-12-25

    This third installment in a series of exhibitions of Shonan-based artists celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Hiratsuka Museum of Art showcases paintings by Seiji Chokai. In addition to representative...More »

  • poster for "Shinsui Ito: Witness of the Age" Exhibition

    "Shinsui Ito: Witness of the Age" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2011-10-22 - 2011-11-27

    Features around 100 representative female portrait works by the painter, including works that were believed lost. [Image: Shinsui Ito]More »

  • poster for "Artists in Shonan II" Exhibition

    "Artists in Shonan II" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-09-17 - 2011-11-27

    Features three artists connected to the Shonan area. Around 90 artworks will be displayed, revealing the distinct worldview of each of the participants. [Image: Maki Koura]More »

  • poster for "Artists in Shonan" Exhibition

    "Artists in Shonan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-07-22 - 2011-09-11

    This exhibition features some 50 works by 5 Japanese painters featured in past solo shows held at this museum.More »

  • poster for "Painters from the Ecole de Paris" Exhibition

    "Painters from the Ecole de Paris" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2011-07-16 - 2011-09-04

    This exhibition showcases works by painters from the Ecole de Paris, drawn from the collection of the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art. See website for more details on related talks and lectures.More »

  • poster for Rosanjin Kitaoji Exhibition

    Rosanjin Kitaoji Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2011-04-23 - 2011-06-19

    Organized with the kind support of the Setagaya Art Museum, this exhibition showcases ceramics by Rosanjin Kitaoji (1883-1959), a cultivated gourmet and connoisseur as well as learned calligrapher and...More »

  • poster for "Artists at 20" Exhibition

    "Artists at 20" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Talks
    • 2011-04-16 - 2011-06-12

    Displays work from painters of Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras when they were around 20 years old, with the focus of the collection being mostly oil works with some prints as well. Lecture by Makoto Aida...More »

  • poster for "Spring Collection" Exhibition

    "Spring Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-01-04 - 2011-04-10

    On display are Western-style paintings from the museum collection by artists from the Shonan coast that depict Japanese and Eastern subjects. [Image: Michisei Kono, "People in Eden" (1941-42)]More »

  • poster for "Mono-Kuro: The Work of Takehiko Higuchi" Exhibition

    "Mono-Kuro: The Work of Takehiko Higuchi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-01-04 - 2011-04-10

    Although Higuchi's works seem at first glance to be made of metal, they are in fact produced by infusing clay with ink and then scorching it with a burner, producing a beautiful jet-black surface that...More »

  • poster for Shozo Takase + Masanori Ishibashi Exhibition

    Shozo Takase + Masanori Ishibashi Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2010-11-09 - 2010-12-23

    Takase and Ishibashi are two artists with strong ties to Shonan. On display are sculptures produced by Takase during the last year of his life, as well as 40 works ranging from student pieces to recent...More »

  • poster for Fumiko Hori Exhibition

    Fumiko Hori Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-10-09 - 2010-11-23

    Hori is over 90 years old, and she is still active as an artist. This is her first solo exhibition at a public museum, featuring around 80 works produced throughout her career.More »

  • poster for Tsuyoshi Isoe Exhibition

    Tsuyoshi Isoe Exhibition

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

    First exhibition at a public museum by contemporary realist painter Tsuyoshi Isoe (1954-2007), who left for Spain at the age of 19 to study Western painting, attending the Royal Art Academy in Madrid and...More »

  • poster for Toshio Kurosaki "Ugougo"

    Toshio Kurosaki "Ugougo"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2010-06-26 - 2010-08-29

    This exhibition focuses on recent works by Toshio Kurosaki (born 1946), who graduated from the oil painting department at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1971. He is currently based in Hayama in Kanagawa...More »

  • poster for Rinjiro Hasegawa Exhibition

    Rinjiro Hasegawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-04-17 - 2010-06-13

    Rinjiro Hasegawa's career as painter spanned the prewar and postwar periods, during which he developed and honed a unique realist style. He took a detached, rather aloof attitude towards the artistic trends...More »

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    New Acquisitions Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2010-04-10 - 2010-05-30

    Since its founding the Hiratsuka Museum of Art has focused on collecting modern Western-style paintings, nihonga and sculptures with a connection to the Shonan region. This exhibition features newly acquired...More »

  • poster for Seiichi Hara Exhibition

    Seiichi Hara Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-02-16 - 2010-04-11

    Part of the Shonan artist series of exhibitions showcasing works from the museum collection, this exhibition features Western-style paintings by Seiichi Hara (1908-1986), who was born in Fujisawa. After...More »

  • poster for "Winter Collection -  Forms of Prayer" Exhibition

    "Winter Collection - Forms of Prayer" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2009-12-08 - 2010-02-07

    This exhibition presents works from the collection that depict religious scenes or religious content. Since antiquity, human beings have felt the divine in the endless skies or in the nature around them...More »

  • poster for "Lobby Exhibition - Haruhiko Yasuda: Recent Sculptures"

    "Lobby Exhibition - Haruhiko Yasuda: Recent Sculptures"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-12-05 - 2010-04-04

    On view are new works by Shonan based leading contemporary sculptor Haruhiko Yasuda (1930-). Yasuda's style dramatically changed after his supportive wife and artist Silvia Minio-Paluello passed away in...More »

  • poster for "The History of Car Design - Nissan: the Beauty of Passion and Functionality" Exhibition

    "The History of Car Design - Nissan: the Beauty of Passion and Functionality" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2009-10-03 - 2009-11-29

    The automobile industry is one of the fundamental industries in the contemporary world and cars are familiar to us as an essential item in everyday life. There has however been a lack of exhibitions that...More »

  • poster for Chihiro Iwasaki Exhibition

    Chihiro Iwasaki Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Talks
    • 2009-07-18 - 2009-08-30

    Chihiro Iwasaki (1918-1974) is one the most popular Japanese illustrators of children's books. She was particularly talented in depicting children and babies with characteristic gentle and elastic textures....More »

  • poster for Naoaki Yamamoto "Returning Landscapes"

    Naoaki Yamamoto "Returning Landscapes"

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2009-07-11 - 2009-09-06

    Naoaki Yamamoto is one of the artists receiving most attention in the field of Japanese painting, who after graduating from the grad school of the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts has held numerous...More »

  • poster for "The Best of Japanese Modern Painting" Exhibition

    "The Best of Japanese Modern Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-04-25 - 2009-06-21

    This exhibition introduces Japanese modern yo-ga (western-style paintings) selected from the collection of the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art. The museum opened in 1992, inside the Aichi Art Center complex...More »

  • poster for "New Acquisitions" Exhibition

    "New Acquisitions" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Crafts
    • 2009-04-11 - 2009-05-24

    The collection of the Hiratsuka Museum of Art consists mainly of modern and contemporary paintings, nihonga and sculptures, with the "Art of Shonan, Light" as their theme. The museum received wonderful...More »

  • poster for "Shonan and Artist II: The Eye of Hiroshi Hamaya" Exhibition

    "Shonan and Artist II: The Eye of Hiroshi Hamaya" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-02-27 - 2009-04-12

    Hiratsuka Museum of Art will hold an exhibition of internationally renowned photographer Hiroshi Hamaya (1915-1999) who passed away 10 years ago, showcasing works from the museum collection. Hamaya...More »

  • poster for "Sculptures from Shonan" Exhibition

    "Sculptures from Shonan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-01-14 - 2009-04-05

    Metal sculptures by Haruhiko Yasuda and works by other artists are on display. [Image: Haruhiko Yasuda "Camp Leaning Against the Stone" Collection of Hiratsuka Museum of Art]More »

  • poster for "Spring Permanent Exhibition: Expressions by Contemporary Artists"

    "Spring Permanent Exhibition: Expressions by Contemporary Artists"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-01-04 - 2009-02-22

    This exhibition presents works by artists such as Reiko Ishii, Akira Ito, Aguri Uchida, Mieko Masui and Kojin Kudo, as well as recently acquired paintings by Keiko Inokuma, Yasuo Ueno, Gagyu Ueda, Kazue...More »

  • poster for "Winter Exhibition from the Permanent Collection: Kikuji Yamashita & Yo Sugano"

    "Winter Exhibition from the Permanent Collection: Kikuji Yamashita & Yo Sugano"

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2008-11-22 - 2008-12-25

    This exhibition presents works by two artists who participated in the "Avant-Garde Art Group" established in 1947. Kikuji Yamashita (1919-1986) employed surrealism to depict his own experience of the war...More »

  • poster for Seiji Chokai + Kotaro Migishi Exhibition

    Seiji Chokai + Kotaro Migishi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-11-15 - 2009-01-12

    Seiji Chokai (1902-1972), born in Hiratsuka in Kanagawa Prefecture, started painting when he was a junior high school student, and participated in the Shunyo-kai exhibition in 1924. Later on, he went to...More »

  • poster for "Master of Nihonga, Gyoshu Hayami - New Fascination" Exhibition

    "Master of Nihonga, Gyoshu Hayami - New Fascination" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-10-04 - 2008-11-09

    This exhibition, held fifteen years since his last retrospective exhibition, features works by Gyoshu Hayami (1894-1935), the master of modern Japanese nihonga. On display are around 100 paintings and...More »

  • poster for Akira Ito "Contemporary Monochromatic Expressions"

    Akira Ito "Contemporary Monochromatic Expressions"

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-09-27 - 2008-11-09

    This exhibition features works by nihonga artist Akira Ito (1940-), who creates monochrome painting using sumi and charcoal. Ito was born in Noshinomiya City in Hyogo Prefecture, and currently resides...More »

  • poster for "Shonan and Artist I: Sankou Inoue the Art of Line Drawing and Letters" Exhibition

    "Shonan and Artist I: Sankou Inoue the Art of Line Drawing and Letters" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-07-25 - 2008-09-28

    Sankou Inoue was influenced by painter Hanjiro Sakamoto. He taught painting in Yokohama, Odawara, Oiso and other places while creating painting at his studio in Odawara Iriuda. Not only oil painting, he...More »

  • poster for Seizo Tajima Exhibition

    Seizo Tajima Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2008-07-19 - 2008-08-31

    One of the most significant children's book artists, Seizo Tajima, has original drawings on display. Tajima was born in Sakai City in Osaka in 1940 and spent his early childhood in a mountain village...More »

  • poster for "The World of Tomio Yotsuya" Exhibition

    "The World of Tomio Yotsuya" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-05-31 - 2008-07-21

    Tomio Yotsuya (1938-1963) was born in Yokohama. He began creating work in 1963, but in 1963, when he was about to have his first solo exhibition, he was killed in a car accident at the young age of 25....More »

  • poster for Tomoyasu Murata "My Dream is Crouching"

    Tomoyasu Murata "My Dream is Crouching"

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    • Media: Installation - Talks
    • 2008-04-12 - 2008-05-25

    Tomoyasu Murata (1974-) received the grand prize at the Japan Media Art Festival, with a stop-motion animation work he made while still a student at the Tokyo National University of Fine Art & Music....More »

  • poster for "New Collection" Exhibition

    "New Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2008-03-28 - 2008-05-25

    Works newly added to the museum collection in 2006 and 2007 will be introduced. [Image: Norihiko Saito "Water Land-7"]More »

  • poster for Michisei Kono Exhibition

    Michisei Kono Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-02-02 - 2008-03-23

    Michisei Kono (1895-1950) is a painter who actively produced works in the Taisho period to the first half of Showa era. He first learned to paint from his father, Jiro Kono, who was an art teacher and...More »

  • "Sculptures of Wunderlich" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-01-26 - 2008-03-30

    Seven sculptures by German printmaker and sculptor Paul Wunderlich (1927-) are on display in the lobby area of the museum.More »

  • poster for From the Museum Collection: Winter Exhibition

    From the Museum Collection: Winter Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2007-11-29 - 2008-01-27

    Many paintings depicting the beauty of four seasons have been created since the ancient times in Japan. Winter scenes depict the harshness of nature as well as the warmth found in signs of spring. After...More »

  • poster for Kyoko Hirano Exhibition

    Kyoko Hirano Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-11-11 - 2007-01-20

    This is the first retrospective exhibition of Kyoko Hirano (1930-) being held at a public museum. Hirano was born in Isehara, Kanagawa, and studied painting under Sakujiro Okubo, Isamu Nagaya, and Setsuko...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces from the Collection" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-09-28 - 2007-11-25

    The fine climate around the Shounan area in Kanagawa has attracted many artists to set up their studios there since the Meiji era. The Hiratsuka Museum of Art has an extensive collection of the artists...More »

  • poster for "Reading Kenji Miyazawa through Pictures" Exhibition

    "Reading Kenji Miyazawa through Pictures" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2007-09-15 - 2007-11-04

    This exhibition introduces works by the poet and author of children's literature Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933), through his original texts and watercolor paintings, in addition to his picture books that were...More »

  • Norihiko Saito "I Can Feel Good"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-07-27 - 2007-09-24

    Born in 1957, this artist is active as a master artist of modern Nihonga (Japanese style painting). His work was first selected for a Soga-kai award in 1976 while he was a student at Tokyo National University...More »

  • poster for Seiki Kuroda Exhibition

    Seiki Kuroda Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2007-07-21 - 2007-09-02

    Seiki Kuroda (1866-1924) moved to France in order to study Law, but started to become interested in painting and subsequently became a painter rather than a lawyer. He received his academic art training...More »

  • poster for "Works from the Collection - The Painters' Summer" Exhibition

    "Works from the Collection - The Painters' Summer" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-06-01 - 2007-07-22

    The summer months are for adults a time for refection on one's memories of the past, and for children the best time of the year. This exhibition features works chosen on the grounds that they look like...More »

  • poster for Atsuhiko Misawa "Animals+Plus"

    Atsuhiko Misawa "Animals+Plus"

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2007-04-14 - 2007-05-27

    Atsuhiko Misawa (born 1961) is a contemporary sculptor who is currently the focus of much attention. In recent years he has been using animals as a motif in his wooden sculptures. This exhibition presents...More »

  • poster for "Newly Collected Works" Exhibition

    "Newly Collected Works" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2007-04-14 - 2007-05-27

    [Image: Yasushiro Ueno "People of the Orient" Museum Collection] More »

  • poster for "Shonan and its Artists: Takeshi Honjo" Exhibition

    "Shonan and its Artists: Takeshi Honjo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2007-02-08 - 2007-04-08

    Takeshi Honjo (1906-1993) was born in Nezakama in Hiratsuka City, studied under Sanko Inoue and Yukihiko Yasuda, and was a central figure in the Shunyokai Society of Western Painting both before and after...More »

  • poster for Folding Screen Paintings from the Museum Collection

    Folding Screen Paintings from the Museum Collection

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-02-08 - 2007-04-08

    The folding screen has been a useful tool for partitioning space, as it is easy to move and to store; depending on where you put it, it can have different effects on a space. The art of painting on folding...More »

  • poster for "Crafts and Sculpture from the Shonan Area" Exhibition

    "Crafts and Sculpture from the Shonan Area" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2006-12-05 - 2007-04-08

    Sculptures and crafts from the museum's collection will make you think of the breeze and light in Shonan. They will be displayed in the Theme Hall on the 2nd floor. Ceramic works include approximately...More »

  • poster for "Artists from Shonan: Masaru Morita and the Spring Sunshine Society" Exhibition

    "Artists from Shonan: Masaru Morita and the Spring Sunshine Society" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-12-05 - 2007-02-04

    Masaru Morita is a Western-style painter who studied under Tetsugoro Yorozu with Seiichi Hara, and was active in the Shunyo-kai art group. He is also known to be closely associated with Seiji Chokai. This...More »

  • Exhibition of Newly Acquired Works 2

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-12-05 - 2007-02-04

    Following on from the Exhibition of Newly Acquired Works 1 in April 2006, this second installment introduces works acquired in 2004 and 2005, with a particular focus on Japanese painters such as Takashi...More »

  • poster for Kyojin Yamamoto Exhibition

    Kyojin Yamamoto Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2006-10-14 - 2006-11-26

    This is a large-scale retrospective of work by Nihonga painter Kyojin Yamamoto, who lived in the Shonan area for the last 26 years of his life. As the first retrospective of his work to be held in Tokyo...More »

  • poster for Aguri Uchida Exhibition

    Aguri Uchida Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-10-14 - 2006-12-03

    This is a large-scale retrospective introducing work by Aguri Uchida, currently the most celebrated contemporary Nihonga artist; the first retrospective of his work to be held in a public museum. On display...More »

  • poster for Bratislava Children's Book Exhibition

    Bratislava Children's Book Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Talks
    • 2006-08-12 - 2006-10-01

    In Slovakia's capital Bratislava, the world's largest children's book fair takes place every year. This exhibition presents Czech children's illustration from the 1930s to the present day. •Related...More »

  • poster for Exhibition of Famous Works from the Museum's Collection

    Exhibition of Famous Works from the Museum's Collection

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2006-08-01 - 2006-10-09

    The museum has collected works of Japanese modern artists, with particular focus on artists from the Shonan area. To celebrate the 15th year anniversary of the museum's opening, 44 of the most outstanding...More »

  • poster for Tanabata Exhibition

    Tanabata Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2006-06-03 - 2006-07-30

    In conjunction with the Tanabata Festival being held in Shonan and Hiratsuka, this exhibition introduces visitors to the traditions of the festival. There will be artworks and explanatory panels revealing...More »

  • poster for New Acquisitions Exhibition 1

    New Acquisitions Exhibition 1

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2006-04-01 - 2006-05-28

    Continuing its activities based on the theme of "Light: the Art of Shonan," Hiratsuka Museum of Art is celebrating the 15th year since its opening this year. This exhibition is centred around 53 works...More »

  • poster for Yoshiyuki Nakano Exhibition

    Yoshiyuki Nakano Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-07-23 - 2005-09-19

    Yoshiyuki Nakano was born in 1946 and has a studio in Hakone. He studied in Tama Art College and won many awards as a student. In 1974, he started his own exhibitions and became a member of artist societies. His...More »

  • poster for Setsuko Migishi Exhibition

    Setsuko Migishi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-07-23 - 2005-09-11

    More than 90 works by Migishi Setsuko will be exhibited to celebrate her 100th anniversary. She was born in 1905 in Aichi prefecture, graduated from a woman’s art school, and then became an artist. She...More »

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    Tanabata Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Product
    • 2005-06-04 - 2005-07-18

    Tanabata Festival in Hiratsuka is pretty famous throughout the country. Paintings and products related to the festival and the summer season will be on display.More »

  • poster for Takashi Asada and Modern Japanese Art

    Takashi Asada and Modern Japanese Art

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-04-23 - 2005-05-29

    The Shonan Area has been home to many art collectors, who helped the development of young artists and art culture. In this exhibition, 76 works belonging to an individual collector of Japanese paintings...More »

  • poster for Seiji Choukai`s World

    Seiji Choukai`s World

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-02-05 - 2005-03-21

    As for the preparation for the 15th opening anniversary in 2006, Hiratsuka Museum of Art would like to introduce you to the beauty of Choukai`s work.More »

  • poster for Beautiful Sketches

    Beautiful Sketches

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2005-01-04 - 2005-03-27

    Sketches quickly capture sceneries or people on the moment. Rough and polished sketches will be displayed together in an effort to highlight their beauty.More »

  • poster for Hiratsuka`s New Collection

    Hiratsuka`s New Collection

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2004-12-02 - 2005-01-30

    40 works of painting, sculptures, and prints will be selected from the 2002 to 2004 collection, including work by Kiyoteru Kuroda. More »

  • poster for Ryumon/Haruhiko Yasuda Exhibition

    Ryumon/Haruhiko Yasuda Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2004-10-02 - 2004-11-28

    This is the retrospective exhibition of Ryumon Yasuda(1891-1965) and his son Haruhiko Yasuda(1930-). 75 works are consisted by paintings and sculptures by them as well as Haruhiko's wife, Silvia Yasuda,...More »

  • poster for Sanko Inoue, an Artist in Shonan

    Sanko Inoue, an Artist in Shonan

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2004-09-24 - 2004-12-23

    Sanko Inoue was born in Fukuoka, and became a teacher in high school. In the mean time, he studied about Ryusei Kishida, Shigeru Aoki, and Cezanne. In 1950, he showed a work in an exhibition and was admired...More »

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