Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition

Hokusai and Hiroshige: The Mount Fuji Challenges, from Edo-Tokyo Museum collection

Hokusai Katsushika's Fugaku Sanjurokkei (Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji) had an strong impact on people with its vivid colours and bold composition. How did Hiroshige go on to develop his own style in the shadow of Hokusai's huge success? This exhibition introduces the relentless challenges of Hokusai and Hiroshige - two of the greatest landscape painters of all time, through an invaluable collection from the Edo-Tokyo Museum.

Period
Fri 26th Jul - Sun 8th Sep 2024
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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Collection Exhibition III: 'Kawaii' Japanese Art

Shunpo Yukimatsu《Clear Evening》Early Showa era

The Japanese have always had a profound love for anything 'kawaii' ('cute', 'adorable'). This section explores the charm found within each displayed work by laying emphasis on aspects bound to make you smile - including birds, animals, plants and flowers, as well as small, simple objects.

Period
Sat 14th Sep - Tue 26th Nov 2024
Venue
Collection Gallery(3rd floor)

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Featured exhibition: Adoration of Bamboo -Special Feature of Oita Bamboo Art and History vol.8

Chikuyu Uematsu 《Set of Plates, “Kego”Pattern》 1977

This special exhibition (vol. 8 - held only once in 2024) showcases bamboo crafts from a variety of perspectives and introduces its history.

Period
Sat 14th Sep - Tue 26th Nov 2024
Venue
Collection Gallery(3rd floor)

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On the 120th Anniversary of His Birth: Salvidor Dalí — Secrets to His Genius

Marking the 120th anniversary of Dalí's birth and the 100th anniversary of the Surrealist Manifesto, this exhibition provides an overview of Dalí's life, focusing on works from the collection from the Morohashi Museum of Modern Art. Exploring the 'Surrealist Dalí' that captivated audience and the complex and sensitive inner life of the 'Human Dalí' that existed underneath, the exhibition seeks to reveal what kind of artist Dalí was through some 70 works and related materials.

Period
Fri 22nd Nov 2024 - Sun 19th Jan 2025
Venue
Gallery A (1st floor)

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Collection Exhibition IV: Images of the Spirit

Sakan Taguchi 《A Moment in the Season》

In line with the exhibition: '120th anniversary of the birth of Salvador Dalí', this exhibition introduces artworks from the collection that capture the inner spirit of the human mind.

Period
Sat 30th Nov 2024 - Mon 27th Jan 2025
Venue
Collection Gallery(3rd floor)

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Shounsai Shono: 120 years since his birth / 50 years since his death

Shounsai Shono 《Flame》 1957

Shounsai Shono was the first living National Treasure in the field of bamboo art. This exhibition commemorates the 120th anniversary of his birth and the 50th anniversary of his death, presenting a complete overview of his work. Introducing the development of a wide range of his styles - from his early works in the Chinese style, to more technical works that incorporate comb-weaving into classical compositions, the exhibition also features sculptural works that boldly use this technique, and others from his later years that utilise the simple beauty of bamboo.

Period
Sat 7th Dec 2024 - Thu 23rd Jan 2025
Venue
Gallery B (3rd floor)

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Collection Exhibition V: When Flowers Bloom

Chikuson Tajika 《A Pair of Mandarin Ducks in the Spring Pond》

In the season when fresh green comes to life and flower buds begin to unfurl, peach blossom and cherry blossom viewing events are of great cultural importance to the Japanese mindset. This exhibition presents flower-related artworks by the artists from Oita Prefecture.

Period
Fri 31st Jan - Mon 31st Mar 2025
Venue
Collection Gallery(3rd floor)

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THE CABIN COMPANY Picture Book Art Exhibition `Children and Hall's Hymn'

THE CABIN COMPANY 《Children and Hall's Hymn》 2023

THE CABIN COMPANY is a duo of picture book writers & artists Kentaro Abe and Saki Yoshioka, who utilise a closed school in Oita Prefecture as their studio, where they create a variety of works on a daily basis. The exhibition displays the full range of their creative activities, including more than 40 picture books, three-dimensional works and stage art, which they have been producing since the unit was formed in 2009.

Period
Fri 7th Feb - Sun 13th Apr 2025
Venue
Gallery A・Atrium (1st floor)

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