2020 Exhibition Schedule

Enjoy artworks along with the beautiful scenery and sunset of Lake Shinji.
We have a wonderful lineup of exhibitions planned for 2020 and eagerly await your visit.

24 April (Friday) ~ 1 June (Monday)

Great Masters of Japanese Painting from the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Collection

2020-As the Tokyo Olympics draws near, Japanese culture is again receiving global attention. From the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Collection, experience the essence of approximately 300 years of master Japanese painters. From the Momoyama and Edo periods, and spanning the Meiji, Taishō, and Shōwa eras, visitors can view pieces of early modern painting, ukiyo-e prints, and modern painting, all in one place.

2 April 2021 (Friday) ~ 24 May (Monday)

ISHIMOTO Sho : A Centennial Retrospective

On July 3rd 1920, Ishimoto Sho (1920-2015) was born in what is now Misumi Town (Hamada City, Shimane Prefecture). In 2020, to celebrate 100 years since his birth, this exhibition reviews all of his works in one place, which has never been done before. Comprising the first large-scale exhibition of Ishimoto Sho, about 100 paintings will be on display, along with additional sketches and documents.

12 September (Saturday) ~ 3 November (Tuesday/Holiday)

En route to Impressionism
French Paintings from the Fine Arts Museum, Reims

The ancient city of Reims, in the Champagne region of northeastern France
In this exhibition, we showcase gems of 19th-century French painting from the Reims Fine Arts Museum collection, said to be a treasure trove of French painting. Beginning with masterpieces by Corot, please enjoy the evolution of 19th-century French landscape painting-from works of Romanticism to the Barbizon school, painters who gathered in Honfleur under the guidance of Boudin, as well as Impressionists such as Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro.

14 November (Saturday) ~ 22 November (Sunday)

The 53rd 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.

2 December (Wednesday) ~ 25 December (Friday)

The 67th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

An exhibition of stringently selected pieces from seven fields of traditional Japanese crafts: ceramics, textiles, urushi work, metalwork, wood/bamboo work, dolls, and various works. Featuring the products 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.

22 January 2021 (Friday) ~ 22 March (Monday)

Kiyonori Kikutake: San'in and Architecture

Kiyonori Kikutake (1928-2011) was the architect who designed the "Shimane Art Museum" (1998). In 1958 he completed his own home, titled "Sky House," and in the 1960s he promoted the "Metabolist movement" as a member of a young group of Japanese architects. He is also known for developing the design theory of "ka, kata, katachi." This exhibition introduces visitors to the charm of Kikutake architecture by showcasing representative works, in addition to buildings by Kiyonori Kikutake found in Shimane Prefecture.

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


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