NAGOYA, SEPTEMBER 2015 EXHIBITIONS

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September 2015 Exhibitions

Menard Art Museum: Special Exhibition: The Ceramic Artist Goro Suzuki – Live in Earth, Play in Earth
メナード美術館 特別企画展「鈴木五郎 土に生きる 土に遊ぶ」

Goro Suzuki, Oribe Ware Chair, 1995 Ceramic, 53.0 x 50.0 x 127.5cm Collection of the Menard Art Museum
Goro Suzuki, Oribe Ware Chair, 1995
Ceramic, 53.0 x 50.0 x 127.5cm
Collection of the Menard Art Museum

“Do what others don’t.” So says ceramic artist Goro Suzuki, creator of unconventional, ingenious works. Emerging as a young pottery maker at age 16, Suzuki encountered pottery as art when visiting America at age 28. Thus, while acquiring the craftsman’s technique, he came to cultivate the Goro style, creating works with a sense of freedom. Later, while pursuing the craft of Momoyama pottery, rather than mere imitation, he has continued to develop highly original techniques. He has also pushed boundaries, creating pieces such as enormous plates and urns. Through his works one can see the strong determination and solid technique of an artist with a thorough understanding of his material, and Suzuki’s sense of fun as he enjoys working with his clay. This exhibition features a number of Suzuki’s diverse ceramic works, including an ambitious new piece.

When: Until Wed. 23 Sep. (10:00 – 17:00; Last entry by 16:30) Closed Mondays (except 21 Sep.)

Where: Menard Art Museum (メナード美術館) in Komaki City (小牧市)

Access: A 15-minute walk from Komaki Station (小牧駅) on the Meitetsu Komaki Line (名鉄小牧線). Komaki Station is connected to the Subway Kamiida Line (地下鉄上飯田線).

Admission: General admission 1,000 (800) Yen; Senior HS students 600 (500) Yen; Junior HS and Elementary students 300 (250) Yen. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 20 or more. Holders of a Physically Disabled Persons’ Handbook, and one accompanying person, gain free entry.

Website: http://museum.menard.co.jp/

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Tokugawa Art Museum and Hosa Library: The Legacy of Tokugawa Ieyasu – The Supreme Leader of the Nation
徳川美術館・蓬左文庫開館80周年記念夏季特別展「没後400年 徳川家康-天下人の遺産-」

Tokugawa Ieyasu’s bequest to the Owari Tokugawa forms the backbone of the Museum’s collection. Through the Edo period, it was passed down with care as the family’s greatest treasure. Encompassing swords, military equipment, tea utensils, clothing, and calligraphy, it towers over other daimyo collections in quality and quantity.
Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Tokugawa Ieyasu’s death, this special exhibition for the 80th anniversary of the Tokugawa Art Museum and Hosa Library traces his life through his legacy, as transmitted in the Owari Tokugawa family.

When: Until Sun. 13 Sep. (10:00 – 17:00; Last entry by 16:30)

Where: The Tokugawa Art Museum (徳川美術館) and Hosa Library (蓬左文庫) in Higashi Ward (東区)

Access: By train: a 10-minute walk from JR Ozone Station (大曽根駅) South Exit (南出口) on the JR Chuo Line (JR中央本線). By bus: From Sakae, take a City Bus for Hikiyama (引山) or Shiken’ya (四軒家); Leaving from Stop No. 3, Sakae Bus Terminal (Oasis 21). Get off at Tokugawaen Shindeki (徳川園新出来) Bus Stop.

Cost: Adults 1,200 Yen; Senior HS and College Students 700 Yen; Junior HS and Elementary School Students 500 Yen.

Website: http://www.tokugawa-art-museum.jp/

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Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum: Greek Vases: From Myth to Modern
愛知県陶磁美術館 特別企画展「ギリシア陶器:「古典」の誕生―アッティカ、ローマからセーヴル、ピカソまで―」

Black-figure necked amphora with Hercules and Cerberus; Painter of Boulogne 441, Attica, Greece 520-510 B.C., Height 35.2cm Ishibashi Foundation Bridgestone Museum of Art
Black-figure necked amphora with Hercules and Cerberus;
Painter of Boulogne 441, Attica, Greece 520-510 B.C., Height 35.2cm
Ishibashi Foundation Bridgestone Museum of Art

This exhibition, centered on Greek pottery (including examples of Attic black- and red-figure pottery, white lekythos funerary pottery, Corinthian pottery as well as items from Greek colonial region in southern Italy) and Roman pottery collected in Japan in the modern era, outlines the significance of the art of ancient Greek pottery.
Presenting around 200 items, the exhibition also features valuable educational materials showing the reception of Greek and Roman art in modern Japan and providing a background to their collection here and the Greek- and Roman-style ceramic boom in 18th and 19th century Europe, and pieces such as Greek and Roman art-inspired posters and prints by modern masters including Klimt and Picasso.

When: Until Mon. 12 Oct. (9:30 – 17:00 until 30 Sep.; 9:30 – 16:30 from 1 Oct.; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (except 21 Sep. and 12 Oct.) and Thu. 24 Sep.

Where: Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum (愛知県陶磁美術館) in Seto City (瀬戸市)

Access: From Fujigaoka Station (藤が丘駅) on the Subway Higashiyama Line (地下鉄東山線), change to the Linimo (リニモ) bound for Yakusa (八草) and get off at Tojishiryokan Minami Station (陶磁資料館南駅), from which the Museum is a 600-metre walk.

Admission: General Admission 900 (720) Yen; Senior HS and University Students 700 (560) Yen; Junior HS and younger gain free entry. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 20 or more. Also covers entry to the permanent exhibition.

Website: https://www.pref.aichi.jp/touji/index.html

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The 11th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards
地球の上に生きる2015 DAYS JAPAN フォトジャーナリズム写真展 in 名古屋

days600x325Since the publication of its inaugural issue on 20 March, 2004 (one year after the beginning of the Iraq War), the photojournalism monthly DAYS JAPAN has become a valuable information magazine, communicating what is happening in the world through photographs. In 2005, the magazine was acclaimed as the best current photojournalism publication in the world at the International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France. In addition, at the World Press Photo foundation’s 50th anniversary exhibition, the magazine was selected as the publication producing the
most outstanding photojournalism of 2004.

When: Sat. 19 Sep. to Wed. 23 Sep. (10:00 – 20:00; 10:00 – 17:00 on 23 Sep.)

Where: Nagoya International Center 4F Exhibition Rooms 1 & 2 (第1・2展示室)

Access: Click here for information on how to get to Nagoya International Center

Admission: General admission 500 Yen; Senior HS students and younger, persons with disabilities free.

Inquiries: E-mail: v-nagoya@daysjapan.net (Japanese)

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Nagoya / Boston Museum of Fine Arts: Venice: Five Centuries of the World’s Most Alluring City from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
名古屋ボストン美術館 「ヴェネツィア展 魅惑の都市の500年」

Lorenzo Lotto
Lorenzo Lotto ” Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Nicholas of Tolentino ” 1523-24
Charles Potter Kling Fund 60.154
Photograph ©2015 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Venice, city of water built upon the tidelands of the Adriatic Sea. One of the world’s foremost tourist destinations, most probably associate it with the gondolas floating on the grand canals and carnivals filled with glittering masks and costumes. Said to date back to the 5th century, Venice flourished as a great hub of east-west trade from the middle ages, reaching its peak in the 15th century. This exhibition of highlights of the beauty of Venice from throughout the last 500 years features around 130 works from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from artists ranging from Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese, the three great Venetian masters of the 16th century Renaissance; to 19th century Impressionists such as Boudin and Monet who were influenced by the Venetian Renaissance masters’ rich expression of color. In addition, a number of extravagant craft pieces, including examples of Venetian lace and Venetian glass, will also be on display.

When: Sat. 19 Sep. to Sun. 21 Feb. (Weekdays 10:00 – 19:00; Sat., Sun. and national holidays 10:00 – 19:00; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (in the event it falls on a national holiday, closed the next business day instead) and the Year-end / New year period (12/28~1/1).

Where: Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts (名古屋ボストン美術館), Naka Ward (中区)

Access: A short walk from Kanayama Station (金山駅) South Exit (南出口) on the JR Tokaido (JR東海道線) and Chuo Lines (JR中央線), Meitetsu Nagoya Line (名鉄名古屋本線), and Meijo (地下鉄名城線) and Meiko (地下鉄名港線) subway lines.

Admission: General admission 1,300 (1,100) Yen, Senior HS and University students 900 (700) Yen, Junior HS students and younger free. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 20 or more, and entry after 17:00 on weekdays.

Website: http://nagoya-boston.or.jp/

★Ticket Giveaway! Click here to enter the draw to win pair tickets to this exhibition. Entries close 15 Oct.

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◆ Nagoya City Art Museum: Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic Painting from National Museums Liverpool
名古屋市美術館 特別展「リバプール国立美術館所蔵 英国の夢 ラファエル前派展」

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The Pre-Raphaelites, taking the art of the period prior to the Renaissance master Raphael as their ideal, sought to depict nature faithfully in mid-19th century England. They conceived a rich narrativity unlike the academic painting that had dominated the British art world until that time, and created a new world of painting that aroused creativity. This exhibition of works from the National Museums Liverpool presents around 70 pieces, including representative works of Pre-Raphaelite artists, and those in a similar vein.

When: Sat. 3 Oct. to Sun. 13 Dec. (9:30 – 17:00; 9:30 – 20:00 Fridays; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (except 12 Oct., 23 Nov.), Tue. 13 Oct. and Tue. 24 Nov.

Where: Nagoya City Art Museum (名古屋市美術館)

Access: An 8-minute walk from Fushimi Station (伏見駅) Exit 5 (5番出口) on the Higashiyama and Tsurumai Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線/鶴舞線); located in Shirakawa Park (白川公園).

Admission: Adults 1,400 (1,200) Yen; University and Senior HS students 900 (700) Yen; Junior HS students and younger free. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 20 or more. Includes admission to the permanent exhibition.

Website: http://www.art-museum.city.nagoya.jp/index.shtml

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◆The Daiichi Museum of Art: Gallé vs Daum vs Lalique
大一美術館 「ガレvsドームvsラリック ガラスアート三大巨匠展」

René Lalique, “Large Dragonfly” car mascot, 1928
René Lalique, “Large Dragonfly”
car mascot, 1928

Émile Gallé and the brothers Auguste and Antonin Daum were active during the period of Art Nouveau in the late 19th century. For many years they worked in friendly rivalry, and shone in the Grand Prix at the 1900 Paris Exposition. During the Art Deco period of the 1920s, the jewelry artist René Lalique turned his hand to glass works, and rapidly became the focus of attention.
See the quintessence of glass art as this exhibition presents works of three great masters of glass art, Galle, Daum and Lalique, through the themes of patterns and technique.

When: Until Sun. 1 Nov. (10:00 – 17:00); Closed Mondays (in the event it falls on a national holiday, closed the next business day instead).

Where: The Daiichi Museum of Art (大一美術館), Nakamura Ward (中村区)

Access: From Oasis 21 (オアシス21), Sakae (栄), or Sasashima-cho Bus Stop (笹島町停留所) near Nagoya Station, take the Sakae 24 (栄24) City Bus (市バス) for Inanishi Shako (稲西車庫), and get off at Kamotsukicho (鴨付町), from which the Museum is a 1-minute walk south. From Nakamura Koen Station (中村公園駅) on the Higashiyama Subway Line (地下鉄東山線), take the Nakamura 13 (中村13) City Bus for Inanishi Shako, and get off at Kamotsukicho.

Admission: Adults 800 (600) Yen; University and Senior HS students 600 (400) Yen; Junior HS and Elementary school students 400 (300) Yen. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 20 or more.

Website: http://www.daiichi-museum.co.jp (Japanese)

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◆Kiyosu City Haruhi Art Museum: Miffy’s Flower Garden – Dick Bruna’s World of Flowers and Picture Story Books
清須市はるひ美術館 「ミッフィーのたのしいお花畑 ディック・ブルーナが描くお花と絵本の世界展」

KiyosuHaruhiMiffyGarden2600x325This year marks 60 years since the birth of Miffy. Her creator, Dick Bruna, is one of the Netherlands’ most famous graphic designers and picture story book creators. His works, represented by Miffy, featuring carefully considered simple, bold lines, the six “Bruna colors”, and familiar characters, have come to be loved all over the world. This exhibition highlights the flowers and plants depicted in “Miffy’s Bicycle” (1982) and “Poppy Pig’s Garden” (1977), and his work on paperback covers which enabled the formulation of his technique and unique style. “Flower Book” (1975), unpublished in Japan, will also be exhibited. This book consists only of illustrations of 12 varieties of flowers and their names. Bruna tells readers, “If you want to know more, where they bloom, how they smell, your father and mother will tell you.” Through Bruna’s pictures, tell your own story, and let the flowers of conversation bloom.

When: Until Wed. 30 Sep. (10:00 – 19:00; Last entry by 18:30)

Where: Kiyosu City Haruhi Art Museum (清須市はるひ美術館) in Kiyosu City (清須市)

Access: Approximately a 20-minute walk from Kiyosu Station (清洲駅) on the JR Tokaido Line (JR東海道本線). You can also use the Kiyosu Ashigaru Bus (きよすあしがるバス) from the station.

Admission: General Admission 800 (700) Yen; University and Senior HS students 700 (600) Yen; Junior HS students and younger free. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 20 or more.

Website: http://www.museum-kiyosu.jp/ (Japanese)

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Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art: Between Botany and Art
愛知県美術館 「芸術植物園」

Seiju Omoda,
Seiju Omoda, “In a Greenhouse”, 1927
Collection of the Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art

From floral patterns of ancient times, to the bird-and-flower painting of the Edo period, Eastern and Western herb charts, modern plant photography and the depiction of plants in modern art, a truly diverse variety of (sometimes non-existent) plants flourish in the temperature- and humidity-controlled greenhouse that is the art museum. Enjoy a stroll through the exhibition rooms, the charming ecosystem of these “Art Plants.”

When: Until Sun. 4 Oct. (10:00 – 18:00; 10:00 – 20:00 Fridays; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (except 21 Sep.) and Thu. 24 Sep.

Where: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (愛知県美術館), Aichi Arts Center (愛知芸術文化センター) 10F, in Higashi Ward (東区)

Access: A 3-minute walk via Oasis 21 (オアシス21) from Sakae Station (栄駅) on the Higashiyama or Meijō Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線・名城線)

Admission: General Admission 1,100 (900) Yen; University and Senior HS students 800 (600) Yen; Junior HS students and younger free. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 20 or more, and advance purchase tickets available at the venue or ticket agents including Ticket Pia (P-Code 766-821) and Lawson Ticket (L-Code 47518).

Website: http://www-art.aac.pref.aichi.jp/

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◆Nagoya City Art Museum: Artists and War: How Did They Survive?
名古屋市美術館 「画家たちと戦争:彼らはいかにして生きぬいたのか」展

Shunsuke Matsumoto, “Standing Figure”, 1942 Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama
Shunsuke Matsumoto, “Standing Figure”, 1942
Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

70 years after the war, this exhibition presents works by artists who experienced this turbulent period. Each artist is represented by nine works, consisting of three works each from the pre-war period (pre-1936), during the war (1937-45), and the post-war period (post-1945). Through observing the transition in each artists’ work, the exhibition examines how they managed to live through the war. See 129 artworks by Taikan Yokoyama, Tsuguharu Foujita (Léonard Foujita), Koshiro Onchi, Tamiji Kitagawa, Shikanosuke Oka, Ichiro Fukuzawa, Noboru Kitawaki, Toyoshiro Fukuda, Saburo Miyamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Kenji Yoshioka, Kaoru Yamaguchi, Yasuo Kazuki, and Shunsuke Matsumoto.

When: Until Wed. 23 Sep. (National Holiday) (9:30 – 17:00; 9:30 – 20:00 Fridays; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (except 21 Sep.).

Where: Nagoya City Art Museum (名古屋市美術館)

Access: An 8-minute walk from Fushimi Station (伏見駅) Exit 5 (5番出口) on the Higashiyama and Tsurumai Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線/鶴舞線); located in Shirakawa Park (白川公園).

Admission: Adults 1,300 Yen; University and Senior HS students 800 Yen; Junior HS students and younger free. Includes admission to the permanent exhibition.

Museum Website: http://www.art-museum.city.nagoya.jp/index.shtml

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◆Nagoya City Museum: Special Exhibition – Secret Witches Exhibition
名古屋市博物館 特別展「魔女の秘密展」

Louis-Maurice Boitet de Monvel, 'The Lesson Before the Sabbath' 1880, Collection of the Nemours Castle Museum ©RMN-Grand Palais / René-Gabriel Ojéda / distributed by AMF
Louis-Maurice Boitet de Monvel, ‘The Lesson Before the Sabbath’ 1880,
Collection of the Nemours Castle Museum
©RMN-Grand Palais / René-Gabriel Ojéda / distributed by AMF

Who were witches? Nowadays, witches are portrayed in various forms, from children’s stories to being major characters in movies and comics. But the truth about witches remains shrouded in mystery.
In former times, witches in the West were the objects of fear, believed to make pacts with the Devil, and bring misfortune to people with their supernatural powers.
From the history of their persecution as heretics defying Christianity, to the appearance of witches as the subjects of art, this exhibition looks at the truth of witches, buried in the darkness of history, through some 100 exhibits, including a number being exhibited publicly for the first time in Japan.

When: Until Sun. 27 Sep. (9:30 – 17:00; Last entry by 16:30) Closed Mondays (in the event it falls on a national holiday, closed the next business day instead, but open 24 Sep.) and the 4th Tuesday each month (except national holidays)

Where: Nagoya City Museum (名古屋市博物館) in Mizuho Ward (瑞穂区)

Access: A 5-minute walk from Sakurayama Station (桜山駅) Exit 4 (4番出口) on the Sakura-dori Subway Line (地下鉄桜通線)

Admission: General Admission 1,300 (1,100) Yen, College and Senior HS Students 900 (700) Yen, Junior HS and Elementary School Students 500 (300) Yen. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 30 or more. Holders of a Physically Disabled Persons’ Handbook, and up to two accompanying people enter for half price. Take public transport and the Weekend Eco Pass (ドニチエコきっぷ) for a 100 Yen discount.

Exhibition Website: http://majo-himitsu.com/top.html

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◆Matsuzakaya Art Museum: Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Exhibition
松坂屋美術館 「くまのプーさん展」

Image courtesy of Matsuzakaya Art Museum
Image courtesy of Matsuzakaya Art Museum

Winnie the Pooh is perhaps the world’s most-loved bear. English playwright A. A. Milne published ‘Winnie the Pooh’, written for his son Christopher Robin, in 1926. Inspired by the sight of his daughter Diane engrossed in the book, Walt Disney dreamt of animating the tale. After lengthy negotiations, Disney acquired the movie rights in 1961. 5 years later, in 1966, ‘Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree’ was born.
The approximately 400 artefacts on display include cel art, concept art, models and figures and other valuable exhibits from the collection of the Disney Archives (many of which will be exhibited for the first time in Japan), also works of homage by Pooh-loving creators.

When: Until Sun. 6 Sep. (10:00 – 19:30; until 18:00 on 17 Aug. and 6 Sep.; last entry 30 minutes before closing)

Where: Matsuzakaya Art Museum (松坂屋美術館), Matsuzakaya Department Store Nagoya Store (松坂屋名古屋店) South Building (南館) 7th Floor

Access: Matsuzakaya is connected to Yaba-cho Station (矢場町駅) Exits 5 and 6 (5・6番出口) on the Subway Meijo Line (地下鉄名城線); or a 5-minute walk south from Sakae Station (栄駅) Exit 16 (16番出口)

Admission: Junior HS students and older 1,000 (800) Yen; Children over 3 and Elementary School students 500 (300) Yen; Children under 3 free. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 10 or more.

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Please be aware that all aforementioned event times, locations, and prices
are subject to change without notice.

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(NIC Events Information)

Henri Daros

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