Bernard Buffet Museum - Past Events

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

  • poster for Engraver Bernard Buffet II

    Engraver Bernard Buffet II

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2020-09-05 - 2020-12-15

    Renown French artist Bernard Buffet was known not only for his oil paintings but also for his engravings and in France was referred to as a “peintre-graveur”. This exhibition features over 80 drypoint...More »

  • poster for Print Artist Bernard Buffet

    Print Artist Bernard Buffet

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2020-03-20 - 2020-07-05

    *Bernard Buffet Museum is temporarily closed from Apr 18 to May 20. The museum will be open from May 21. Bernard Buffet was not only an oil painter, he was also an outstanding printmaker who worked...More »

  • poster for Let’s Go to the Art Museum! Enjoying Modern Art Through the Works of Dick Bruna

    Let’s Go to the Art Museum! Enjoying Modern Art Through the Works of Dick Bruna

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing
    • 2019-04-20 - 2019-09-29
  • poster for Beautiful Books Can Change the World: The Universe of Tara Books, India

    Beautiful Books Can Change the World: The Universe of Tara Books, India

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2018-11-10 - 2019-01-14

    Tara Books, founded in the southern Indian city of Chennai in 1994, is known for its beautiful handmade books printed with illustrations using the techniques of folk artists. These books explore social...More »

  • poster for Tsuguharu Foujita and the Art of Books

    Tsuguharu Foujita and the Art of Books

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2018-06-23 - 2018-10-30

    2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of the artist Tsuguharu (Léonard) Foujita. On this occasion, the Bernard Buffet Museum presents an exhibition focused on his illustration work. Having established...More »

  • poster for Painting and Imagination: Bernard Buffet Museum 45th Anniversary Exhibition

    Painting and Imagination: Bernard Buffet Museum 45th Anniversary Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-03-17 - 2018-06-12

    This exhibition to mark the 45th anniversary of Bernard Buffet Museum presents “The Hiroshima Panels” by Iri Maruki and Toshi Maruki while examining the 20th century French painter’s own experiences with...More »

  • poster for Forest - the shape of life

    Forest - the shape of life

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Video and Film - Sound - Party - Talks
    • 2017-04-22 - 2017-10-31

    The Bernard Buffet Museum is surrounded by trees and has hosted various tree themed exhibitions in the past, such as “The Story of Trees” in 2013. In addressing this topic, the relationship between trees...More »

  • poster for Rethinking Bernard Buffet: Half A Century of Masterpieces

    Rethinking Bernard Buffet: Half A Century of Masterpieces

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2017-03-18 - 2019-04-09

    Bernard Buffet made his debut as a painter at the age of 20, becoming famous for his portraits that characteristically use straight black lines and subdued hues to embody the social anxiety and void following...More »

  • poster for Robert Doisneau and Portraits of the Age

    Robert Doisneau and Portraits of the Age

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2016-09-15 - 2017-01-17

    Famed French photographer Robert Doisneau, known as the image catcher, brought life to the quintessential scenes of Paris with its lovers, humor and satire, and rose to new heights in the genre of portraiture....More »

  • poster for Buffet and the 1940s and 1950s ― Art Confronts the Absurd Part Ⅱ

    Buffet and the 1940s and 1950s ― Art Confronts the Absurd Part Ⅱ

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-09-10 - 2017-03-05

    This is the second version of the exhibition “Buffet and the 1940s and 1950s - Art Confronts the Absurd”. Buffet’s early period work, produced through the 1950s, used motifs such as solitary, towering...More »

  • poster for Robert Coutelas Exhibition

    Robert Coutelas Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Party
    • 2016-03-12 - 2016-09-06

    The French artist Robert Coutelas (1930–1985) created works from small scraps of paper with mythical imagery and poetic gouache paintings depicting part animal/part human creatures. Although humorous at...More »

  • poster for A Message from Rudolf Steiner

    A Message from Rudolf Steiner

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Photography - Architecture - Talks
    • 2015-07-04 - 2015-10-13

    Known as a scholar of Goethe and founder of anthroposophy, the thought of Rudolf Steiner crossed numerous fields including education, art, medicine, farming, architecture, economics and astronomy and continues...More »

  • poster for Buffet and the 1940’s-50’s - Paintings Confronting Absurdity

    Buffet and the 1940’s-50’s - Paintings Confronting Absurdity

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2015-06-21 - 2016-09-06

    In the late 1940s Bernard Buffet debuted his young talent in the galleries of Paris, unveiling paintings filled with isolation and emptiness, filled with a feeling of repression, underscored by the aggressive...More »

  • poster for Bernard Buffet 1945-1999

    Bernard Buffet 1945-1999

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-04-12 - 2015-06-14

    After making his debut in 1948 Bernard Buffet came to leave an impression upon the post-war art scene like no other. With his restricted palette of principally black and white and the precise reflection...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Sugito “Frame and Refrain”

    Hiroshi Sugito “Frame and Refrain”

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2015-03-15 - 2015-06-14

    The 21st Century Art Project launched to mark the museum’s 40th anniversary introduces works by artists of our century. Exploring the wonder and potential of 21st century art, the third exhibition focuses...More »

  • poster for Small Artist Exhibition

    Small Artist Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-01-17 - 2015-03-01

    The Bernard Buffet Museum holds an annual exhibition celebrating the perspective of children on the world and here unveils 265 works created by children up to Junior High School age.More »

  • poster for Jet Hasegawa - Straight on the Rocks

    Jet Hasegawa - Straight on the Rocks

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-10-04 - 2015-01-13

    Introducing the world of Jet Hasegawa, inhabited by a myriad of uniquely imaginative characters, each work filled with a particular dynamism and emotion, with a passion forced upon each drawing panel....More »

  • poster for Depicting the Indelible Japanese Landscape: Hiroshige’s “The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido” and Contemporary Artists

    Depicting the Indelible Japanese Landscape: Hiroshige’s “The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido” and Contemporary Artists

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2014-07-19 - 2014-09-28

    The Musée Bernard Buffet is holding an exhibition of the Hoeido edition of “The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido” by the ukiyo-e master Hiroshige Utagawa (1797-1858) and works by contemporary artists...More »

  • poster for Ai Sasaki “Four Songs”

    Ai Sasaki “Four Songs”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-04-12 - 2014-07-08

    The 21st Century Art Project has been established as part of the celebrations of 40 years of the Bernard Buffet Museum and aims to provide a new bridge towards painters working in our contemporary age....More »

  • poster for Bernard Buffet 1945-1999

    Bernard Buffet 1945-1999

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-04-12 - 2014-06-14

    After debuting on the art scene in 1948 Bernard Buffet came to leave an impact upon the post-war art scene like no other. Just as art critic Shuichi Kato once said “The Age of Bernard Buffet is the Age...More »

  • poster for The Story of Trees

    The Story of Trees

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Party - Talks
    • 2013-07-27 - 2013-12-25

    Part 1 introduces the trees around the museum along with the original illustrations of picture book artist Ryoji Arai, bringing insight into the warmth and strength of trees. Part 2 on the other hand focuses...More »

  • poster for Looking at Bernard Buffet’s Paintings Through Eyes of Our Time

    Looking at Bernard Buffet’s Paintings Through Eyes of Our Time

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-04-22 - 2014-03-23

    The world expressed by Buffet is one of forceful personality, with an essential power of art which links to our emotions. In the post-war era which gave birth to such a tide of artistic movements, Buffet...More »

  • poster for Bernard Buffet Exhibition

    Bernard Buffet Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2012-02-02 - 2012-05-08

    Bernard Buffet created prints and pictures totaling some 8,000 works in his fifty-year career, and this exhibition introduces the full breadth of this creative expanse.More »

  • poster for "French Literature through Picture Books" Exhibition

    "French Literature through Picture Books" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2011-09-02 - 2011-12-25

    Bernard Buffet met the Provencal writer Jean Giono in 1948, who had served in two wars and become a staunch pacifist. Giono exerted a profound spiritual, emotional and literary influence on Buffet, whose...More »

  • poster for "The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido: From Hiroshige to Contemporary Artists" Exhibition

    "The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido: From Hiroshige to Contemporary Artists" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2011-04-24 - 2011-08-30

    Ukiyoe print master Hiroshige Utagawa (1797-1858) adored nature and travel, and expressed the overflowing forms of the human spirit and Japan's rich landscape. His 55-print series "The Fifty-Three Stations...More »

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