2019 Exhibition Schedule

Enjoy artworks along with the beautiful scenery and sunset of Lake Shinji.
We have a wonderful lineup of exhibitions planned for 2019 and eagerly await your visit.

24 April (Wednesday) ~ 3 June (Monday)

Museum 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Yūsei Horie - The Artist from Izumo who Challenged “Miyako”

The first in 36 years, this grand exhibition is a retrospective of early modern period artist representing Shimane, Yūsei Horie (1802-1873). From adolescence, when Yūsei traveled Japan and was adopted by the famous Kaihō School in Kyoto, to his high-spirited adult years in Miyazu City, Tango Province, and later years as official painter for Hirose Domain, Izumo Province - we present the finest works from each stage of Yūsei’s life, including masterpieces never before seen in exhibition. Hand-written documents and preliminary sketches are also included to reveal a more accurate image of the master artist.

28 June (Friday) ~ 26 August (Monday)

Yuki Ogura and the Painters of the Japan Art Institute
From the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Shiga

Ogura Yuki became the first woman to be nominated as a Donin, a top-ranking exhibitor of the Nihon Bijutsuin, and she received the Order of Culture. She made many other brilliant contributions to the field of painting as well, but throughout her life the Nihon Bijutsuin remained at the center of Yuki’s activities the influence she received from the artists of the Inten exhibitions was truly immeasurable.
This exhibition presents the paintings by Ogura Yuki and artists of the Nihon Bijutsuin that the Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, has collected over more than thirty years and brings them together under one roof.

4 September (Wednesday) ~ 4 November (Monday・substitute national holiday)

Museum 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Pictures of Twilight: The Evening Scene in Modern Painting

With focus on the universally touching motif of “the sunset and evening scenery,” we introduce examples of the evening, as expressed in modern painting: works of the Barbizon school such as Millet and Rousseau; impressionists such as Monet and Sisley; Fontanesi, who came to Japan in the Meiji period and influenced Western-style painters such as Yuichi Takahashi; among others. The exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of this museum, which-located on the shore of Lake Shinji-has been selected as offering one of “Japan’s Top 100 Sunsets.”

16 November (Saturday) ~ 24 November (Sunday)

The 52nd Shimane Prefectural Citizen’s Cultural Festival
- General Art Exhibition (KENTEN)

This exhibition features winning works of art from the General Art Exhibition of the Shimane Prefectural Citizen’s Cultural Festival.

4 December (Wednesday) ~ 25 December (Wednesday)

The 66th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

An exhibition of stringently selected pieces from seven fields of traditional Japanese crafts: ceramics, textiles, urushi (Japanese lacquer) work, metalwork, woodwork and bamboowork , dolls, and various works. Featuring the works of living national treasures, prize-winning pieces, and works by local artists living in the San-in region, this exhibition features approximately 300 pieces by artisans who pursue the highest level of artistic skill and creativity.

24 January 2020 (Friday) ~ 23 March (Monday)

Sōri Yanagi Design

Sōri Yanagi (1915-2011) is known as the leading product designer of postwar Japan. Yanagi, who was raised in a family which led the folk arts movement, began his professional career after the war ended and established the Yanagi Design Office. This exhibition provides a full view into the work of Sōri Yanagi, who created various designs throughout his life, and had a deep connection to folk art in the San’in region.

◆Please understand that exhibition titles and/or exhibition dates may change due to unavoidable circumstances.


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