Exhibitions

Annual Schedule

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)

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The Joy of the Demitasse Cup

A demitasse, a small coffee cup for drinking strong coffee. In this exhibition, we will introduce about 380 items selected from MURAKAMI Kazumi's collection of more than 2,000 demitasse cups. Please enjoy the splendid beauty condensed in a small cup of works that reflect the design trends of the time, delicate decorations, and works with bold designs.

Period
April 1-May 28, 2023
Venue
Gallery B (3rd floor)

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Collection ExhibitionⅠ Special Feature: Joy of Early Modern Paintings

In the Edo period, the painters in Bungo and Buzen regions made paintings that served the clan, while Nanga painters drew landscapes and flowers for their pleasure. We will display a wide variety of paintings by introducing the points to enjoy them with the historical background.

Period
Apr. 14-Jun. 25
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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140th Anniversary Fumio Asakura: New Perspective Connecting Past and Today with Cats

ASAKURA Fumio from Bungo-ono city in Oita played a leading role in Japanese Sculpture. Presenting mainly cat motifs from his entire career, this exhibition introduces his legacy with contemporary artists in Oita. ABE Taisuke and picture book author The Cabin Company will show their homage to ASAKURA in new perspectives. We hope this exhibition also encourages you to find Field Sculptures by ASAKURA like at the Promenade Park in Oita.

Period
June 9-August 15, 2023
Venue
Gallery A (1st floor) / Atrium

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Collection ExhibitionⅡ My Favorite Things -Artists’ Favorites

Just as the sculptor ASAKURA Fumio loved cats and made many sculptures of them, a lot of artists had their favorite things as central motifs, such as animals, flowers, landscapes, etc. This exhibition introduces the artworks of the things that became the starting point of each artist's creation.

Period
Jun. 29-Sep. 3
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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Selected Works of Sumitomo Collection – Western Paintings of the 19th-20th Century from France and Japan

The Sumitomo Collection was established by the fifteenth head of the Sumitomo family, Kichizaemon-Tomoito (pseudonym: Shunsui), and it was further enhanced through the addition of works collected by his eldest son, Kanichi, and his third son, Kichizaemon-Tomonari, the sixteenth head of the family. This exhibition features wonderful pieces from the Sumitomo Collection of the Sen-Oku Hakukokan Museum Tokyo (Roppongi), including works by Claude Monet, Jean-Paul Laurens, Asai Chu, Kanokogi Takeshiro, Fujishima Takeiji, and Kishida Ryusei.

Period
July 1-August 31
Venue
Gallery B (3rd floor)

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Collection ExhibitionⅢ I’m the STAR! Autumn Masterpiece Exhibition

OPAM has 5,000 works of art and materials, mainly by artists from or associated with Oita Prefecture, and introduces them throughout the year. This year we will show masterpieces from many genres in autumn under the title "I’m the STAR!"

Period
Sep. 7-Nov. 12
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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Featured exhibition: Adoration of Bamboo

-Special Feature of Oita Bamboo Art and History

As the continuing features exhibition, vol.6 and 7 scheduled in 2023, we will introduce variety of Oita’s bamboo craft by setting different themes and introducing its history and development.

Period
vol.6: Jun. 29-Sep. 3/ vol.7: Sep. 7-Nov. 12
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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Collection Exhibition Ⅳ Life and Art -A scene from everyday life

Coinciding with the Special Exhibition: "Thermae: Ancient Rome, Japan, and the Joy of Bathing", we will introduce the artworks that depict the lives of various people and a scene from everyday life. Even if there are differences in countries and times, there are things in common in people's lives.

Period
Nov. 16-Jan. 28, 2024
Venue
Collection Gallery (3rd floor)

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Thermae: Ancient Rome, Japan, and the Joy of Bathing

Votive Relief to Apollo and the Nymphs, Naples National Archaeological Museum
Excavated from the hot springs of Ischia and Nitrodi
Photo (c) Luciano and Marco Pedicini

Ancient Rome was the most prosperous in world history. Among its culture, Public Bath Thermae interests us. Manga "Thermae Romae" by YAMAZAKI Mari got the recognition of the facility better.
In this exhibition, the main character Lucius guides Ancient Rome, Japan, and the Bathing Culture. As his experience of time travel, you will get what bath would have been like at the time.

Period
November 25-January 21, 2024
Venue
Gallery A (1st floor)

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Collection Exhibition Ⅴ A glance at Oita -Short Trip with Artworks

GOTO Shinkichi, View of Kijima

This exhibition takes you on a short trip around the places in Oita prefecture. We have many artworks that depict the landscapes and the scenery of Oita, Beppu, Usuki etc. We will also display the paintings entrusted by Beppu City Museum of Art.

Period
Feb. 1-Mar. 31, 2024
Venue
Collection Gallery(3rd floor)

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Masterpieces from the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art

The Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art, located in Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo, is a private art museum that exhibits the collection of industrialist HATAKEYAMA Issei. The founder, HATAKEYAMA Issei, proclaimed himself Sokuō, enjoyed Noh theater and the tea ceremony, and endeavored to collect works of art. The collection consists of antique art objects, mainly tea utensils. There are about 1,300 items, including 6 national treasures and 33 important cultural properties. For the first time in Kyushu, this exhibition introduces selected masterpieces of the tea ceremony and Rimpa from the collection of the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art.

Period
February 9-March 26, 2024
Venue
Gallery B (3rd floor)

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