A Gift to the Museum

Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki

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2018 marks the 30th year of The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki. A museum’s collection is one of its most valuable possession. Donated works have been an important part of the museum’s collection since 1947 when the museum opened as the Ibaraki Prefecture Museum of Art. The museum has since been supported by these numerous generous gifts. These donated works are not mere gifts but instead tell a story of the connection between artists and their families, individual collectors, galleries, and local companies. These gifts have brought a unique color to the museum’s collection and highlight the fact that a collection is a fascinating cycle of gathering work and exhibiting them and by doing so attracting more work. This exhibition showcases what kinds of exhibitions the museum has held, excavating the memories of past exhibits, while also shining a spotlight on the people involved. A recently donated work by Tsune Nakamura (a portrait of Motoji Ihara) will be on exhibit.

Related Events:
1. Slideshow Presentation “New Discoveries: Tsune Nakamura”
Date and Time: 4/21 (Sat) 14:00-
Venue: 2F Special Exhibition Hall Entrance
Presenter: Junichi (museum curator)

2. Workshop “The Spirit and Shape of Gifts”
Date and Time: 4/22 Morning Session 10:00-12:00, Afternoon Session 14:00-16:00
Venue: Basement Lecture Hall
Lecturer: Miwako Iida (Origata Yuwakai Association)
Capacity: First 40 persons for each session (prior registration, same-day registration if space available)
Fee: ¥500

3. Gallery Talk by Golden Week Special Curator
Time and Date: 5/4 (Friday holiday) 5/5 (Saturday holiday) 14:00-15:00
Venue: 2F Special Exhibition Hall Entrance
*Please visit website for more information.



from April 21, 2018 to June 03, 2018



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