Eras and Art: 1930-1955
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In commemoration of its 30th anniversary, the Nerima Art Museum presents four exhibitions of artwork from its collection. Containing some 2,400 pieces, the collection focuses on contemporary Japanese artists. The “Eras and Art” series lets visitors go beyond simply viewing artists and their works to understanding them in the contexts of their time periods.
The first exhibition presents 50 works created from 1930 through the mid-1950s. It concentrates on pieces by Aimitsu, while also featuring the art of Chozo Naito, Seiji Choukai, Masaaki Terada, and Masao Tsuruoka. The exhibition’s scope spans the quarter of a century up until 1956, said to be the year when the post-war period ended. Tracing Japan’s expansion and contraction in territory, upheaval in ideology, and changes in lifestyle, it offers a glimpse of the era.
Gallery Talk (in Japanese)
Dates: 6/9 (Sun), 6/14 (Sat) 14:00-14:30
Art Appreciation Program
Children ages 3-6 and their guardians can enjoy theme-related stories and crafts.
Date: 6/22 (Sat)
Session A: 10:30-11:30, Session B: 14:00-15:00
Capacity: 5 groups per session. Reservations required. Lottery system used if demand exceeds space.
Workshop: My History—Creating Chronologies
Participants can share memories and hear about others’ experiences while making personal timelines with paper, cloth, stationary, beads, and other crafting materials. Families, friends, and individuals welcome.
Date: 7/7 (Sun) 13:30-17:00
Capacity: 20 (Elementary school age and up)
Fee: ¥300 for materials
Reservations required. Lottery system used if demand exceeds space.
See museum website (in Japanese) for event details and reservations.
[Image: Aimitsu “Flowers and Butterflies” oil paint on canvas (1941-42) 72.6×60.8㎝]