Utsunomiya Museum of Art - Past Events

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

  • poster for The 40th Anniversary of Utsunomiya Arts Festival

    The 40th Anniversary of Utsunomiya Arts Festival

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Nihonga - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2019-06-15 - 2019-07-15

    Each year the Utsunomiya Arts Festival invites residents to submit their work in six categories- calligraphy, Nihonga, handicraft, photography, Western painting and engraving, and sculpture. This year...More »

  • poster for visionary ∞ resonance: mitsuo katsui

    visionary ∞ resonance: mitsuo katsui

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing - Installation - Product
    • 2019-04-14 - 2019-06-02

    A retrospective for the more-than six-decade career of graphic designer Mitsuo Katsui with a focus on each era of his work and influences from other creative fields including photography, literature, and...More »

  • poster for A Traveling Illustrator: Tetsuo Matsumoto

    A Traveling Illustrator: Tetsuo Matsumoto

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-11-23 - 2018-12-28
  • poster for Kishin Shinoyama “The People”

    Kishin Shinoyama “The People”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-09-16 - 2018-11-04

    Kishin Shinoyama has and continues to the lead the field as a photographer since the late 1950s. For this exhibition, Shinoyama reexamines the power of photography. Divided into God, Star, Body, and Accidents,...More »

  • poster for Georges Rouault―From The Collection of Panasonic Shiodome Museum

    Georges Rouault―From The Collection of Panasonic Shiodome Museum

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-07-01 - 2018-08-26

    The figure of an exhausted clown, the warm light of a sunset, and a listless dying Christ. 60 years after his passing, the work of Georges Rouault’s work still has the power to move its audience. His work...More »

  • poster for Savignac L’enchanteur: The Magic of Parisian Posters

    Savignac L’enchanteur: The Magic of Parisian Posters

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Prints
    • 2018-04-29 - 2018-06-17

    Displaying more than 200 illustrations, posters, prints, and other items introducing Raymond Savignac, a major French poster artist of the 20th century. More »

  • poster for Bunichiro Haino Exhibition

    Bunichiro Haino Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2018-01-28 - 2018-04-15

    Exhibiting paintings by the Ibaraki artist Bunichiro Haino.More »

  • poster for Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey

    Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2017-10-08 - 2017-11-26

    This exhibition of original Edward Gorey works that have toured the U.S. in a show organized by The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust and the Brandywine River Museum of Art presents some 350 items, including...More »

  • poster for Kigi “Work & Free”

    Kigi “Work & Free”

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    • Media: Graphics - Product
    • 2017-07-16 - 2017-09-24

    A major exhibition for Kigi, the creative project of product and graphic designers Ryosuke Uehara and Yoshie Watanabe. More »

  • poster for Art Museum Rhapsody – 20th Century Praise of Folly

    Art Museum Rhapsody – 20th Century Praise of Folly

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-05-21 - 2017-06-25

    Artwork by Chagall, Yasunori Taninaka, and other 20th century geniuses. More »

  • poster for Permanent Collection: Part 1

    Permanent Collection: Part 1

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2017-04-09 - 2017-08-31

    This exhibition will present a selection of art and design works from the Utsunomiya Museum of Art collection produced in the twentieth century and thereafter.More »

  • poster for Fantastic Art in Belgium

    Fantastic Art in Belgium

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2017-03-19 - 2017-05-07

    In the late-Middle Ages, richly imaginative painting emerged amid the development of Realism in what is today known as Belgium and the surrounding area. From the curious creatures of Pieter Bruegel to...More »

  • poster for Stone City Utsunomiya – The Modern Architecture and Regional Culture of Oya-ishi

    Stone City Utsunomiya – The Modern Architecture and Regional Culture of Oya-ishi

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Manga - Photography - Architecture - Sculpture
    • 2017-01-08 - 2017-03-05

    The use of oya-ishi stone found in the Utsunomiya area dates back to prehistoric times. In the Edo period (1603–1867), a local industry of carving, transporting, and working with oya-ishi emerged, and...More »

  • poster for Star Wars Exhibition - A Creative Vision Running into the Future

    Star Wars Exhibition - A Creative Vision Running into the Future

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography - Fashion - Crafts - Video and Film
    • 2016-09-18 - 2016-11-27

    Star Wars first debuted in 1977 and over a period of nearly 40 years has released seven works in its series, inspiring the imaginations of both adults and children alike over generations. The appeal of...More »

  • poster for Ryota Kuwakubo “Perceiving Perspective”

    Ryota Kuwakubo “Perceiving Perspective”

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    • Media: Installation - Talks
    • 2016-07-31 - 2016-09-04

    Ryota Kuwakubo is the recipient of the 11th Utsunomiya Espérer Award given to promising up-and-coming artists with ties to the city of Utsunomiya. Kuwakubo, born in Utsunomiya in 1971, is a University...More »

  • poster for Émile Gallé “Nature and Symbol”

    Émile Gallé “Nature and Symbol”

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2016-04-24 - 2016-06-05

    Art Nouveau ushered in a new age of art in 19th century Europe. The French artist Émile Gallé (1864-1904) helped to develop the Art Nouveau style in three areas: ceramics, wooden furniture, and glasswork....More »

  • poster for Tomizo Saito Exhibition

    Tomizo Saito Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-02-14 - 2016-04-10

    140 paintings spanning the career of Utsunomiya-based Nihonga painter Tomizo Saito are on display.More »

  • poster for Aubrey Beardsley and Japan

    Aubrey Beardsley and Japan

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-12-06 - 2016-01-31

    The release of Oscar Wilde’s “Salome”, containing the illustrations of Aubrey Beardsley(1872-1898) helped to alight a fierce enthusiasm for Beardsley’s work to the extent that the British art world of...More »

  • poster for Permanent Collection Part Ⅲ

    Permanent Collection Part Ⅲ

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing - Prints - Sculpture - Product - Ceramics
    • 2015-11-22 - 2016-03-31

    A selection of work from Utsunomiya Museum of Art’s wide collection of 20th century art and design.More »

  • poster for Yukihiko Yasuda & Yuki Ogura - Gift from the Master to the Pupil

    Yukihiko Yasuda & Yuki Ogura - Gift from the Master to the Pupil

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2015-04-05 - 2015-05-17

    Renowned for his clear lines and rich colors in the depiction of historical figures Yukihiko Yasuda(1884-1978) was followed by the disciple Yuki Ogura(1895-2000) who ensued a new modern form of nihonga...More »

  • poster for Tomoji Usukubo “Light, Wind, People, Me”

    Tomoji Usukubo “Light, Wind, People, Me”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-08 - 2015-03-22

    Introducing a selection of new black and white oil paintings. Strongly narrative in style, these works reflect the artist’s background in picture books and textbook illustration. More »

  • poster for 3rd Collection Exhibition

    3rd Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2015-01-25 - 2015-04-09

    Presenting a broad selection of works from the Utsunomiya Museum of Art’s collection of 20th and 21st century art and design.More »

  • poster for Leo Lionni “The Work of Picture Books”

    Leo Lionni “The Work of Picture Books”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2014-07-06 - 2014-08-24

    Renowned for the picture book “Swimmy” Leo Lionni(1910-1999) grew up in the Netherlands, built his career as a graphic designer in Italy and moved to the USA in 1939 where he took his first steps into...More »

  • poster for 2nd Collection Exhibition

    2nd Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-06-22 - 2014-12-28

    Presenting a broad selection of works from the Utsunomiya Museum of Art’s collection of art and design from the 20th and 21st centuries. More »

  • poster for Chagall Racontant, Chagall Raconté

    Chagall Racontant, Chagall Raconté

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-04-27 - 2014-06-22

    Introducing more than 300 story-telling works including oil paintings, prints, and posters from the Museum’s Chagall collection. [Image: © ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2014, Chagal ®]More »

  • poster for 1st Collection Exhibition

    1st Collection Exhibition

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    • 2014-04-14 - 2014-06-12

    Presenting a broad selection of works from the Utsunomiya Museum of Art’s collection of art and design from the 20th and 21st centuries. More »

  • poster for The 4th Present Art Scene of Utsunomiya

    The 4th Present Art Scene of Utsunomiya

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2014-03-02 - 2014-04-13

    A comprehensive introduction to the art of Utsunomiya exploring the latest trends among artists with ties to the city. It presents a total of 125 works by as many artists in seven categories: Nihonga painting,...More »

  • poster for “Permanent Collection Part III”

    “Permanent Collection Part III”

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting
    • 2013-12-03 - 2014-03-30

    [Image: Wassily Kandinsky “Suspension” (1927)]More »

  • poster for “Tatsukichi Fujii Retrospective - Craft which Flowers in the Fields, Painting which Shines in the Sky”

    “Tatsukichi Fujii Retrospective - Craft which Flowers in the Fields, Painting which Shines in the Sky”

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2013-11-17 - 2014-01-19

    Tatsukichi Fujii was a pioneer of modern Japanese craft, breaking free from the established principles of craftsmanship to reach towards a freer form of expression, always in pursuit of the new. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Resonance — Yasunari Kawabata Collection and Kaii Higashiyama

    Resonance — Yasunari Kawabata Collection and Kaii Higashiyama

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Photography - Ceramics
    • 2013-09-22 - 2013-11-04

    Yasunari Kawabata, the first Japanese winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, had a rare eye for beauty. The paintings of Kaii Higashiyama are an integral part of the Kawabata Collection, first opened...More »

  • poster for Mitsuhiko Imamori “The 400,000,000 Year Long Journey of Bugs”

    Mitsuhiko Imamori “The 400,000,000 Year Long Journey of Bugs”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-08-04 - 2013-09-08

    Fascinated from childhood by the beauty and life of bugs Mitsuhiko Imamori has made the world of bugs his life work. This exhibition features 200 photographs paying homage to power and mystery of the life...More »

  • poster for Atsuko Sasagawa “Books and Text”

    Atsuko Sasagawa “Books and Text”

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    • Media: Graphics - Crafts
    • 2013-08-04 - 2013-09-08

    2009 winner of the Utsunomiya Espérer Award, graphic designer Atsuko Sasagawa presents an exhibition examining typographic design in a series of introductory panels, books, pamplets and other printed material....More »

  • poster for 2nd Collection Exhibition

    2nd Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-07-17 - 2013-11-24

    [Image: Bunsai Ioki, Circa. 1900]More »

  • poster for European Paintings - from Baroque to the Modern Era

    European Paintings - from Baroque to the Modern Era

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-06-16 - 2013-07-21

    This exhibition introduces 58 superb European paintings from the Baroque era through the early 19th century, selected from the Nagasaka Collection. The artists are still relatively unknown in Japan, but...More »

  • poster for "Klimt’s Golden Rider and Vienna - Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Klimt's Birth"

    "Klimt’s Golden Rider and Vienna - Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Klimt's Birth"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-04-21 - 2013-06-02

    The work of the leading figure of the Viennese Modern Age, Gustav Klimt(1862-1918), continues to enchant many with its luscious decorative style. In his time Klimt boldly confronted conventions of Viennese...More »

  • poster for "Permanent Collection PartⅠ"

    "Permanent Collection PartⅠ"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2013-04-09 - 2013-07-07

    Utsunomiya Museum of Art presents a collection of modern and contemporary art and design from its collection. (1) Japanese Art 1 Centered around Kaoru Yamaguchi's "Black Face" this section confronts...More »

  • poster for Minimal/Post-Minimal: Painting and Sculpture After the 1970s

    Minimal/Post-Minimal: Painting and Sculpture After the 1970s

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2013-02-24 - 2013-04-07

    Features minimalist work created after the Seventies in Japan. [Image: Kyotaro Hakamata (2012)More »

  • poster for Three Sculptors from Utsunomiya

    Three Sculptors from Utsunomiya

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-01-06 - 2013-02-11

    Features 120 sculptures by three local artists.More »

  • poster for Max Ernst "Figure x Scape"

    Max Ernst "Figure x Scape"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-10-28 - 2012-12-16

    Max Ernst (1891–1976) was one of the leading Surrealist artists who used collage and frottage in innovative ways. This exhibition seeks not to apply the theories of Surrealism to his works, but rather...More »

  • poster for Taikan Yokoyama Exhibition

    Taikan Yokoyama Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-09-16 - 2012-10-14

    This exhibition showcases works drawn from the entire career of this great master of modern Japanese painting, whose hazy and obscure brushwork and depictions and sense of color derived from the Rinpa...More »

  • poster for "Permanent Collection Part I"

    "Permanent Collection Part I"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Product
    • 2012-07-14 - 2012-11-25

    This exhibition showcases pieces from the museum collection, divided into four parts, focusing on Japanese art.More »

  • poster for "Finnish Life and Design" Exhibition

    "Finnish Life and Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Product
    • 2012-06-10 - 2012-08-26

    This exhibition showcases some 350 works of Finnish art, architecture and design from the late 19th century through the early 20th century, mid-century period, and the 2000s. [Image: Kaj Franck, "Teema"...More »

  • poster for "Camille Pissarro and Impressionism" Exhibition

    "Camille Pissarro and Impressionism" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-03-24 - 2012-05-27

    This exhibition focuses on what Camille Pissarro had in common with the other Impressionist painters of his age. [Image: Camille Pissarro "Chesnut Trees at Osny" (1873)]More »

  • poster for "Permanent Collection Part I" Exhibition

    "Permanent Collection Part I" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2011-04-01 - 2011-05-29

    The theme for this exhibition of works from the collection is the portrayal of travel stories, exploring what Japanese painters, art directors and cameramen are looking at, inside and out, behind their...More »

  • poster for Takashi Arai Exhibition

    Takashi Arai Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-01-30 - 2011-05-15

    Japanese painter Takashi Arai depicted the lives of people in Central and South America, India and China with an unvarnished perspective, as well as Japanese landscapes in Nikko, Nara and Kyoto through...More »

  • poster for "Treasures of Japanese Modern Prints" Exhibition

    "Treasures of Japanese Modern Prints" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-11-21 - 2011-01-10

    This exhibition focuses on some 400 works dating from 1900-1940 drawn from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, which boasts one of the finest print collections in the country. These prints...More »

  • poster for Aleksandr Rodchenko + Varvara Stepanova "Visions of Constructivism"

    Aleksandr Rodchenko + Varvara Stepanova "Visions of Constructivism"

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting
    • 2010-09-19 - 2010-11-07

    On display are 170 works by Aleksandr Rodchenko from the collection of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. [Image: Aleksandr Rodchenko (1924, 1965) collection of the Pushkin Museum]More »

  • poster for "Rose O'Neill Kewpie" Exhibition

    "Rose O'Neill Kewpie" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Product
    • 2010-08-03 - 2010-09-05

    The lovable Kewpie doll, created by illustrator Rose O'Neill, first appeared in the December 1909 issue of The Ladies' Home Journal. This exhibition introduces viewers to the history behind the Kewpie...More »

  • "Permanent Collection Part Ⅱ" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2010-07-11 - 2011-01-10
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    Yuki Ogura Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-04-18 - 2010-05-30

    This exhibition commemorates the 10th anniversary of the passing of Yuki Ogura, a Japanese painter who passed away in 2000 at the age of 105. On display are works produced over Ogura's 80 year career,...More »

  • poster for "Permanent Collections Part I" Exhibition

    "Permanent Collections Part I" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2010-04-04 - 2010-07-04

    This exhibition features works from the museum collection displayed over five sections: 1. Utsunomiya art 2. Japanese art 3. Books 4. Art from around the World: Design 5. Art from around the World:...More »

  • "Ohara Museum of Art Collection Exhibition"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2010-02-14 - 2010-04-04

    This exhibition features both modern Western and Japanese paintings by masters like Monet, Matisse and Ryuzaburo Umehara, "mingei" crafts by artists whose work was enthusiastically promoted by the potter...More »

  • "Permanent Collection Part III"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-02-13 - 2010-03-28

    Features works classified according to 5 themes, including pieces by Marc Chagall, Miwa Yanagi, Paul Klee and Seiji Saito.More »

  • poster for "Eyes and Hands of Hisui Sugiura" Exhibition

    "Eyes and Hands of Hisui Sugiura" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing - Photography
    • 2009-11-22 - 2010-01-17

    Hisui Sugiura (1876-1965) is a designer who achieved outstanding success from the Meiji through to the Showa Period. Although he studied nihonga painting in his hometown of Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture,...More »

  • poster for "From Glorious Renaissance to Glamorous Rococo" Exhibition

    "From Glorious Renaissance to Glamorous Rococo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2009-09-20 - 2009-11-08

    This exhibition introduces 400 years of Western art history, from the eve of Renaissance in the 14th century up to the 18th century, when a Rococo style emerged following the Baroque period. Centering...More »

  • poster for Permanent Collection Part II

    Permanent Collection Part II

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2009-08-02 - 2010-01-17

    Works from the museum's collection will be on display, with 4 different themes. 1. Distant scenery/ Outside scenery Focusing on modern Japanese paintings expressing the boundary between our world and...More »

  • poster for "Art Beloved by Shirakaba School Artists" Exhibition

    "Art Beloved by Shirakaba School Artists" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2009-07-26 - 2009-09-06

    Launched by figures like Saneatsu Mushanokoji and Naoya Shiga, "Shirakaba" was a literary magazine that advocated respect for individuality. It also introduced foreign artworks with liberally-illustrated...More »

  • poster for Utsunomiya Art Festival 30th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

    Utsunomiya Art Festival 30th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2009-06-07 - 2009-07-12

    In an effort to promote art, Utsunomiya City annually exhibits works by citizens in open-call format at Utsunomiya City Cultural Hall as part of a civic festival. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of...More »

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    Permanent Collection Part I

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Crafts
    • 2009-04-19 - 2009-07-26

    Works from the museum's collection will be on display, with 4 different themes. 1.The Origin of Light: Centering on work by Yuichi Takahashi, this exhibition explores how modern Japanese yoga painters...More »

  • poster for "Original Lithograph: Dream and Revolution of Artists and MMG 1974-2007" Exhibition

    "Original Lithograph: Dream and Revolution of Artists and MMG 1974-2007" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2009-04-12 - 2009-05-24

    Original lithography is a type of printmaking where, instead of borrowing an image from a painting and making reproduction of it, an artist creates a work from scratch, from engraving to printing, with...More »

  • poster for Bauhaus Exhibition

    Bauhaus Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Architecture - Installation
    • 2009-01-25 - 2009-03-29

    This year marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus. This applied design school flourished in the era between two world wars, pioneering not only modern designs but also becoming a sort...More »

  • Permanent Collection Part III

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2009-01-24 - 2009-04-12

    Works from the museum's collection will be on display, with 4 different themes. 1."Bauhaus: Connection Between Art & Design": Showcasing paintings of Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee who taught at...More »

  • poster for "Modern German Posters 1890-1933" Exhibition

    "Modern German Posters 1890-1933" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Talks
    • 2008-11-23 - 2008-12-28

    The art magazines "Pan" and "Yugent" were launched at the end of the 19th century, and Bauhaus graphic design in the 1920s was already well known in Japan back then. However, there has never been a large-scale...More »

  • poster for "40 Years After Leonard Fujita's Passing" Exhibition

    "40 Years After Leonard Fujita's Passing" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • 2008-09-14 - 2008-11-09

    Born in Tokyo in 1886, Tsuguharu Fujita studied at the Tokyo Art School (now Tokyo University of the Arts) and in 1913 moved to Paris at the age of 27. In Paris, where originality was crucial to being...More »

  • poster for Chihiro Iwasaki Exhibition

    Chihiro Iwasaki Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • 2008-07-26 - 2008-08-31

    Chihiro Iwasaki (1918-1974) continued expressing deep affection toward children and venerableness of life in her beautiful lines and translucent colors. After over 30 years since her death, Iwasaki's work...More »

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    Permanent Collection Part II

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing
    • 2008-07-13 - 2008-12-28

    Works from the museum's collection will be on display, with 5 different themes. 1. "From East of Europe": Focusing on 2 representative Russian painters from the 20th century, Wassily Kandinsky and Marc...More »

  • poster for "Positions Towards Infinity: Works by Tatsuo Kawaguchi from the 1970s" Exhibition

    "Positions Towards Infinity: Works by Tatsuo Kawaguchi from the 1970s" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Talks
    • 2008-06-12 - 2008-07-13

    Tatsuo Kawaguchi is one of Japan's representative postwar artists. Focusing on his well-known work "Relationship -Energy" (1972), which was selected last year as part of the museum collection, this exhibition...More »

  • poster for Pascin "The Libertarians of the Ecole de Paris"

    Pascin "The Libertarians of the Ecole de Paris"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-29 - 2008-07-13

    The Jewish painter Pascin (1885- 1930) cavalierly cast off the experience he had absorbed from 20th century avant-garde art movements as if ridding himself of a cheap shirt, and pursued a world of his...More »

  • poster for Takao Usui Exhibition

    Takao Usui Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-29 - 2008-06-08

    Utsunomiya-born artist Takao Usui has been active in his hometown since graduating from the graduate school at Tsukuba University. Since the latter half of the 1990s, his painting style developed away...More »

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    Permanent Collection Part I

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Product - Crafts
    • 2008-04-05 - 2008-07-06

    Works from the museum's collection will be on display, with 5 different themes. 1. "Yearning for Blue": introduces painters, such as Rene Magritte, Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy and Shunsuke Matsumoto who...More »

  • poster for "Beauty of Ancient Egypt from the Eton College / Durham University Collection" Exhibition

    "Beauty of Ancient Egypt from the Eton College / Durham University Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts - Talks
    • 2008-02-24 - 2008-04-13

    This exhibition features selected works and artifacts from the vast collections of England's Eton College and Durham University to introduce the Egyptian "aesthetic" and creative roots. The 4500 year old...More »

  • "3rd Utsunomiya Art Now Exhibition"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2007-11-25 - 2008-01-27
  • "100 Years of Noritake Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-09-16 - 2007-11-11
  • poster for "Nordic Modernism Design and Crafts: Nature and Culture in the Land of Moomin" Exhibition

    "Nordic Modernism Design and Crafts: Nature and Culture in the Land of Moomin" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Product - Talks
    • 2007-07-01 - 2007-09-02

    Denmark lies adjacent to Germany; Norway and Sweden are across the strait, and Finland is also in Russia's sphere of influence. These countries all have independent local cultures and are referred to as...More »

  • poster for "Surrealism and Art: Image and Reality" Exhibition

    "Surrealism and Art: Image and Reality" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2007-04-21 - 2007-06-17

    The Surrealism movement is one of the representative artistic and cultural movements of the 20th century that began around 1920. The movement began within French literature, eventually spread into the...More »

  • poster for Tenth Anniversary Event - Chagall Exhibition

    Tenth Anniversary Event - Chagall Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2007-02-10 - 2007-04-08

    Chagall's appeal is in the way in which he brings joy to the awkward everyday. For example, embracing newly-weds floating from the sky, strange creatures playing the clarinet or violin, the sun and moon...More »

  • poster for "Design, Japan and Yusaku Kamekura" Exhibition

    "Design, Japan and Yusaku Kamekura" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Talks
    • 2006-11-19 - 2007-01-21

    Yusaku Kamekura (1915-1997) is a legendary designer who was responsible for the creation of posters for the Tokyo Olympics and World Expo, as well as the logo for NTT, among others. As one of the main...More »

  • 3rd Utsunomiya Esperer Award - Katsushi Hitachi Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2006-10-01 - 2006-11-05
  • poster for Yamatane Museum of Art Collection Exhibition

    Yamatane Museum of Art Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-10-01 - 2006-11-05

    Yamatane Museum of Art is known for its collection of contemporary Japanese artists. A selection of 60 paintings by artists such as Taikan Yokoyama, Togyu Okumura, Kai Higashiyama and Hiroshi Senju will...More »

  • poster for The Present State of Contemporary Art - Selected Works from the VOCA Concours

    The Present State of Contemporary Art - Selected Works from the VOCA Concours

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2006-07-09 - 2006-09-18

    Trends in contemporary paintings will be explored through a selection of awarded works from VOCA, one of the most well-known art events that is held in Ueno every year. There are many lectures and workshops...More »

  • Let's go to the Museum! - How to Enjoy Modern Art, with Dick Bruna

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    • Media: Illustration - Installation
    • 2006-04-29 - 2006-06-25

    An exhibitition to guide you through the world of modern art by experiencing 'looking', 'thinking about', and 'making', with the main character of Bruna's books, Miffy. More »

  • poster for Permanent Collection Part 1

    Permanent Collection Part 1

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Prints
    • 2006-04-04 - 2006-07-09

    "Art in the World, Japan and Utsunomiya / Designs from Around the World and Japan". Masterpieces by Rene Magritte, Marc Chagall, Yuichi Takahashi, and Chu Asai, oil paintings by Georges Bigot, posters...More »

  • poster for Yasutomo Watanabe Retrospective

    Yasutomo Watanabe Retrospective

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-02-11 - 2006-04-16

    Yasutomo Watanabe was born in Tochigi Prefecture in 1916. He studied Japanese paintings under Shoko Kawasaki at Tokyo Geijutsu University, and went on to win great acclaim as well as numerous prizes for...More »

  • poster for Impressionist School in Prints

    Impressionist School in Prints

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2005-11-03 - 2006-01-22

    When one says "impressionism", you might think of paintings with smooth touches and vivid colours, but in 1874 when the impressionist school was established, it was more of a joint-venture between painters,...More »

  • poster for Kozosha - Genius Sculptors in the Early Showa Era

    Kozosha - Genius Sculptors in the Early Showa Era

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2005-09-11 - 2005-10-23

    This exhibition focuses on the early Showa Era's Kozosha, a group funded to introduce art trends, mainly sculptures, during the 1920's -1930's.More »

  • poster for Shiko Munakata Retrospective: Art from the Ohara Museum Munakata Collection and Tochigi

    Shiko Munakata Retrospective: Art from the Ohara Museum Munakata Collection and Tochigi

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    • Media: Prints - Ceramics
    • 2005-07-23 - 2005-08-28

    On display are works by Shiko Munakata collected by Soichiro Ohara, the founder of Ohara Museum and a patron of Munakata. Ceramics and print works by other artists who influenced Munakata are also on...More »

  • poster for Re-Collection

    Re-Collection

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2005-06-05 - 2005-07-10

    On display will be carefully selected works from the museum's 3200-piece collection.More »

  • Baroque and Rococo Paintings: Centuries of the Genius

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-03-27 - 2005-05-22

    This exhibition retraces the history of Baroque and Rococco art by displaying 56 paintings taken mainly from collections of five museums in France, Poland and Germany. The main characteristic of Baroque...More »

  • Tetsuo Matsumoto Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-01-07 - 2005-03-13

    Tetsuo Matsumoto was born in Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture, in 1943. Working as a High School Teacher, he won his first prize in the Japan Art Institute's Spring Exhibition in 1969. Advancing his career...More »

  • Kenichi Ushikubo Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Crafts
    • 2004-10-10 - 2004-12-12

    Kenichi Ushikubo (1947-2002) began to carve wood at a very young age, enthralled by his carpenter grandfather’s chisel. After graduating from art school in 1971, he began to create works in a gigantic...More »

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