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Annual Schedule

Collection Exhibition Ⅴ “Gaze toward everyday life”

Featuring the outstanding sketches by Fukuda Heihachiro, the exhibition represents the charm between artworks and our everyday life.

Period
February 8 - April 2, 2019
Venue
Collection Gallery(3rd floor)

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Gold and Mummy Ancient Civilization of the ANDES

Cultivated in South America, Ancient Civilization of the Andes had brought unique cultures such as The Nazca known for the Nazca Lines and The Tiwanaku for megalithic monuments. Together with approximately 200 objects including relic, gold, and mummy, the exhibition introduces Ancient Civilization of the Andes that covers 15,000 years spanning from the prehistoric age when human had arrived at the area to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century.

Period
March 8-May 6 , 2019
Venue
Gallery A (1st floor)

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Collection ExhibitionⅠ 10th Memorial, Homage to Shigeo Iwasawa

Conversation with Nature

Featuring the works by Shigeo Iwasawa, Oita's forerunner of nihonga painter who passed away ten years ago, this exhibition introduces artworks capturing the beauty of nature.

Period
April 5-June 4, 2019
Venue
Collection Gallery(3rd floor)

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Japanese Bamboo Art from New York: The Abbey Collection - Gifts to The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Adapted from "Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection" organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this exhibition introduces the bamboo artworks which well-known art collector the Abbeys had acquired. The collection includes Oita's great Shounsai Shono, the first Living National Treasure in the field of bamboo craft, as well as the representative figures who made a legacy. With 75 works by 44 artists, this is the first occasion to show Abbey Collection in Japan. From traditional flower basket to contemporary dynamic sculpture, we hope you enjoy various expression and possibility of bamboo.

Period
May 8 - June 30, 2019
Venue
Gallery B(3rd floor)

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Collection ExhibitionⅡ École de Paris, Oita's bamboo

Accommodated with The Abbey Collection show at gallery B, this exhibition overviews Oita's bamboo artworks. It also shows major painters from the movement of École de Paris.

Period
June 7-August 6, 2019
Venue
Collection Gallery(3rd floor)

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MOOMIN: THE ART AND THE STORY

2019 is the centennial since the establishment of diplomatic relation between Finland and Japan. 2020 is 75 years since the first Moomin was created. On such memorial year, with original drawings and sketches as well as related materials of Tove Jansson (1914-2001) who was recognized as the great artist and storyteller, the exhibition showcases charm and loveliness of Moomin which is worshiped all time throughout the world as the striking cultural symbol of Scandinavia.

Period
June 29 - September 1, 2019
Venue
Oita Prefectural Art Museum Gallery A(1st floor)

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Detective Conan

Scientific Investigation

Based on the world of Detective Conan, you can enjoy and experience the scientific investigation to solve the case.
With "detective handbook," you can go through "crime scene inspection area" to collect evidence, "information gathering area" to research information, and "lab area" to investigate the case scientifically. Let's uncover the truth of the case!

Period
September 14 - November 10
Venue
Gallery A (1st floor)

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Golden Age of Edo Ukiyo-e The Ukiyo-e Utagawa School - From Toyoharu to Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige -

Focusing on Utagawa School, this exhibition surveys variety of Ukiyo-e print beloved by the public as it shows lifestyle in Edo period. With the hypothesis that Toyoharu Utagawa, the founder of Utagawa School, might be considered originally from Usuki, the exhibition introduces Toyoharu's successors such as Toyokuni, Toyohiro, Hiroshige, and Kuniyoshi, as well as the competitive Hokusai. The works vary from portraits of beautiful women, Ukie with Western perspective, and other interesting traits by Ukiyo-e masters.

Period
September 20 - October 27
Venue
Gallery B (3rd floor)

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Japanese Aesthetics

- Swords and Metalworks -

This exhibition features swords made by Japanese traditional technique. Sword symbolizes spirit of warrior, and its increasing popularity reflects the importance of its particular beauty. The exhibition includes the masterpiece in Japan as well as Oita's local swords which were made for practical use. In addition, we display the accessory of sword like metal ring and other metalworks from Meiji period which gained international acclaim. The exhibition provides the opportunity to get in touch with traditional aesthetics.

Period
September 27 - October 22
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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Taro Okamoto

Famous for Tower of the Sun for Osaka Expo in 1970, Taro Okamoto and his art catch public attention again before Osaka Expo in 2025. This exhibition introduces Tower of the Sun with its model, Taro's signature paintings and sculpture, as well as photographs. By encounter with stimulating Jomon earthware, Taro Okamoto visited many places in Japan and took photographs to rediscover and revalue Japanese culture and tradition. The exhibition uncovers the artist's persona flowering around artmaking, writing, and photograph.

Period
Decemeber 26 - January 24, 2020
Venue
Gallery A (1st floor)

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A Jewel Box from Europe. Treasures from the collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein

Kleine Deckelvase mit Henkeln
Ignaz Joseph Würth (1742–1792); Unbekannter Meister
©LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna

The collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein have 500 years history and hold the masterpiece of Art in Europe. The number of the works exceeds 30,000 and the collections are recognized as the world's biggest private collection, next to British Royal Family. The exhibition introduces 65 paintings from Northern Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, as well as porcelains which express decorative taste of royal family and aristocrats. The works in display represent luxurious life at the royal court.

Period
March 6 - April 19, 2020
Venue
Gallery B (3rd floor)

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