Special Exhibitions 2020-21

“New Photographic Objects: The Materiality of Photo and Video”

The expressive forms of modern photography and video are a thrilling area in which ambitious expressions are created one after another through the combined use of new technology and traditional methods. The one duo and four individual artists introduced in this exhibition are coming out with new innovations in these fields, with unique approaches that emphasize the materiality of media. Thinking of their work as “new photographic objects,” we’ll explore the potential of today’s expression in photography and video.

April 4 (Saturday) – May 17 (Sunday) June 2 (Tuesday) – September 6 (Sunday)

Adults: 1,100 yen
High school and university students: 880 yen

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“MEDE SUWARU ー Chairs you can see today”

September 26 (Tuesday) – November 3  (Tuesday, public holiday)

Adults: Free
High school and university students: Free

“Kaoru Ueda”

Kaoru Ueda (1928-) captures things that change shape in an instant—a raw egg slipping from its shell, jam about to spill out of a spoon, the flow of water, the sky—with his fresh depictions. We trace his work, which occupies a unique position in realist painting, from its origin in the mid-1970s to the present.

November 14 (Saturday, Prefectural Citizen’s Day) – January 11 (Monday, public holiday), 2021

Adults: 1,100 yen
High school and university students: 880 yen

“Collection: 4 Water Patterns”

We introduce a wide range of our collection, centering around four pieces that represent the museum, including Paul Signac’s The Bank of the Asnieres, which was recently acquired. We’ll show you the multifaceted appeal of the collection, through connections that transcend genre and era.

July 4 (Saturday) – September 6  (Sunday)  January 23 (Saturday) – March 21 (Sunday)

Adults: 1,000 yen
High school and university students: 800 yen

“Passport to Paradise”

A work of art, through the experience of appreciating it, may be a sort of passport with which we enter a utopia isolated from the time and space of reality. From this perspective, this exhibition focuses on the work of artists who are currently active, and features an exhibition space that contrasts with the museum’s collection. This is an attempt to explore the appeal of art beyond time and space from a variety of angles, setting artwork against artwork, artist against artist, and theme against theme.

September 19 (Saturday) – November 3 (Tuesday, public holiday)  This exhibition is under consideration for changing the exhibition period.

Adults: 1,100 yen
High school and university students: 880 yen

“How Like a Handsome Man: Art History of Male Figures”

From elegant historical figures to familiar icons, ideal images have at times been projected within the category of bijin-ga (“paintings of beautiful people”). It is not always women who appear in such paintings—attractive male figures have also beckoned people’s admiration. We explore images of beauty expressed throughout each era; including date-otoko, stylish men who embodied iki, the sophisticated aesthetic of the Edo period, as well as the strong, masculine beauty of the modern day and today's genderless bodies.

January 23 (Saturday) – March 14 (Sunday) This exhibition is under consideration for changing the exhibition period.

Adults: 1,200 yen
High school and university students: 960 yen

“Beuys + Palermo”

An exhibition of two artists: 20th-century German artist Joseph Beuys, and his student Blinky Palermo. Through the contrastive work of the former, who eloquently developed “social sculpture” as an art, and the latter, who produced taciturn abstract paintings, we’ll question the possibilities of art.

March 27 (Saturday) – May 16 (Sunday)  This exhibition is under consideration for changing the exhibition period.

Adults: 1,200 yen
High school and university students: 960 yen

 

MOMAS Collection 2020-21

1st Term: April 25 (Saturday) – July 12 (Sunday)

“Selection”

We introduce the work of Renoir and other masterpieces from the MOMAS Collection.

“Special Feature: Yori Saito”

“The Desire Called Photography”

We take a close, multifaceted look at the medium of photography through photograms, collages, paintings, materials and more.

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2nd Term: July 18 (Saturday) – October 18 (Sunday)

“Selection”

We introduce the work of Renoir and other masterpieces from the MOMAS Collection.

“Alien Cosmology”

Another world, or another reality? We explore the relationship between alien worlds/shapes and artistic expression. 

3rd Term: October 24 (Saturday) – February 7, 2021 (Sunday)

“Selection”

We introduce the work of Renoir and other masterpieces from the MOMAS Collection.

“Drawing Flowers and Birds”

We introduce flowers and birds, drawn as auspicious or familiar motifs, through Japanese-style paintings, crafts, and more.

“Special Feature: Masaki Suematsu”

“Shiro Nakano and Kyugensha”

4th Term: February 13 (Saturday) – April 18 (Sunday)

“Selection”

We introduce the work of Renoir and other masterpieces from the MOMAS Collection.

“Beyond MOMAS Doors”

We introduce you to the new charm of the collections discovered in art experience workshop “MOMAS Doors” as we look back on past activities. 

“Perspectives of Japanese-style Painting”

“Research Program: Nobuo Sekine : What is environmental art?” 

Artist project

Ana Scripcariu-Ochiai is an artist who builds up her works with multi-layered imagery, focusing on unknown people living in a certain era, or memories and cultures passed down in a land. We present her latest installations based on her fieldwork in several locations.

July 18 (Saturday) – October 18 (Sunday) October 24 (Saturday) – February 7, 2021 (Sunday)