Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Print this page

Upcoming Exhibition

Collection ExhibitionⅡ Challenges in Art

- Color, form, and material -

SHIRONO Fumitoshi
《Pastoral B》1959

Coinciding with the Special Exhibition: “The Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka: 100 Years of Contemporary Art,” this exhibition introduces the flow of post-war art in Oita mainly from the 1950s to the 1980s. During this period, many different artistic movements were introduced from overseas, while daily life of people changed dramatically. You may encounter challenges in the use of color, form, and material by the artists, and their endless curiosity.

Period
Jul.15 – Sep. 12
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

More details

Collection ExhibitionⅢ In search of the brilliance of life

TAKAYAMA Tatsuo
《Eating》1973

What is the meaning of life? Many artists tackle this question in their artistic endeavors. With a spotlight on TAKAYAMA Tatsuo, as the celebration of his 110th anniversary since his birth, the exhibition introduces the artworks which express the mystery and brilliance of life in a unique way. There is also a thematic display introducing Christian culture bloomed in Oita, sparked by the meeting of Sorin Otomo and Francis Xavier.

Period
Sep.16 – Nov. 13
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

More details

Treasures of Headtemple Shokoku-ji, Kinkaku-ji, and Ginkaku-ji

ITO Jakuchu《Parrot and Peony》
Edo Period Rokuon-ji Collection

Kyoto’s famous temple Shokoku-ji was founded in the late 14th century by the 3rd Muromachi Shogun, Yoshimitsu ASHIKAGA. Kinkaku (Rokuon)-ji, Ginkaku (Jisho)-ji are the well-known sub-temples of Shokoku-ji, and numerous valuable cultural properties remain in existence today. This exhibition offers visitors the chance to see a special selection of the great treasures of the temples such as zen painting, zen calligraphy, Karamono, tools for tea ceremony and the masterpieces by the great Japanese painters of Muromachi to Edo periods such as Sesshu, HASEGAWA Tohaku, MARUYAMA Okyo, ITO Jakuchu, HONAMI Koetsu, NONOMURA Ninsei, OGATA Kenzan. Also included is the screen painting from the reception hall of the Rokuon (Kinkaku)-ji temple done by IWASAWA Shigeo who is originally from Hita City. Please enjoy the beauty of the treasures.

Period
November 26 January 22, 2023
Venue
Gallery B, Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

More details

Pokémon Fossil Museum

December 10 - January 24, 2023

© 2022 Pokémon.
© 1995-2022 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.

What is the Pokémon Fossil Museum?

Pokémon, the beloved creatures of the Pokémon video game series, are full of mystery. Some of them can only be revived from fossil-like states!
The subject of this exhibition is the so-called fossil Pokémon, which are shown as part of a unique paleontological learning experience. Visitors will be able to compare the fossil Pokémon with similar prehistoric life forms found in real-world fossils.
Our “Fossil Professor” and “Excavator Pikachu,” along with real-world experts, will guide you through the exhibition, offering assistance on how to compare the fossils of the two worlds.

Period
December 10 - January 24, 2023
Venue
Gallery A(1st floor)

More details

Collection Exhibition Ⅳ Journey through forms, the joy of “design”

Coinciding with the Special Exhibition: “The Power of Images: KAWAKITA HIDEYA’s iichiko Designs,” this exhibition highlights mainly the prints related to geometric abstraction and modern design. Considering “design” from broader perspective, the works not only by designers but also painters and architects are on view.Some of which are first on display in OPAM. Please enjoy the diversity of expressions.

Period
Feb. 2 – Apr. 10,2023
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

More details

The Power of Images: KAWAKITA HIDEYA’s iichiko Designs

Size B0 Poster March 1994

“iichiko” is a long-selling product manufactured by the Sanwa Shurui Co., Ltd, a brewing company in Usa City, Oita Prefecture. The art director, KAWAKITA HIDEYA has produced all promotional materials for iichiko from posters of the bottle surrounded by serene backdrop to magazine advertisements and TV commercials. Sales of this product have steadily increased since it was first marketed in 1979 owing to Kawakita’s power of creativity,which has also aided in establishing iichiko as well-known brand throughout Japan. This exhibition presents a comprehensive look at the essence of iichiko design and its consistent philosophy while allowing viewers the chance to delve into the thoughts behind KAWAKITA’s designs.

Period
February 1 1 March 29, 2023
Venue
Gallery A (1st floor)

More details