Miho Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Miho Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Sarugaku Masks : Shaping the Culture of Noh

    Sarugaku Masks : Shaping the Culture of Noh

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2018-03-10 - 2018-06-03

    This exhibition explores the world of sarugaku by presenting a wide variety of masks worn in performances held in three principal areas of the Honshu heartland. The exhibit displays 350 masks made as early...More »

  • poster for Here is Shangri-La: I. M. Pei and the Miho Museum Story

    Here is Shangri-La: I. M. Pei and the Miho Museum Story

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    • Media: Nihonga - Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2017-09-16 - 2017-12-17

    The special exhibition “Here is Shangri-La: Tracing the Footsteps of I. M. Pei and the Miho Museum Story” commemorates the 20th anniversary of Miho Museum, which opened on November 3 twenty years ago,...More »

  • poster for Sesson: A Singular Painter

    Sesson: A Singular Painter

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-08-01 - 2017-09-03

    Sesson was born into a military class family in Hitachi province (his birthplace is today Hitachi-Omiya city, Ibaraki prefecture). He entered the Buddhist priesthood at an early age and set out to become...More »

  • poster for The Beauties of Japanese Glass

    The Beauties of Japanese Glass

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2017-03-18 - 2017-06-18

    Japanese glass began in Nagasaki and traveled from there to Osaka and Edo, becoming beloved by the Japanese people along the way for the richness it adds to everyday life with the special way it sparkles...More »

  • poster for Jewels of the Mughal Emperors and Maharajas: Treasures from the Al Thani Collection

    Jewels of the Mughal Emperors and Maharajas: Treasures from the Al Thani Collection

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2016-10-01 - 2016-12-11

    This exhibition presents 181 treasured jewels of the Mughal Emperors and Maharajas, carefully selected from the Al Thani Collection. The exhibition “Kenzan: Miho Museum Collection” is also shown from...More »

  • poster for Kiwami: The Ultimate Tea Kettle

    Kiwami: The Ultimate Tea Kettle

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2016-06-04 - 2016-07-31

    The prominent researcher of tea kettles, Professor Kazutoshi Harada (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts) curated this exhibition, which features classical examples, such as the Ashiya...More »

  • poster for Kazari: Decoration in Faith and Festival

    Kazari: Decoration in Faith and Festival

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2016-03-01 - 2016-05-15

    The director of Miho Museum Nobuo Tsuji invites the vivid and ornate decoration, dance and music that accompanies the Buddhist culture for an exhibition that reveals the joy of festival and faith. [Related...More »

  • poster for The World of Beauty That Mesmerized a New Yorker: The John C. Weber Collection

    The World of Beauty That Mesmerized a New Yorker: The John C. Weber Collection

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing - Crafts
    • 2015-09-15 - 2015-12-13

    Presenting more than 160 carefully selected works from the Weber collection, starting with a wide range of Japanese art including Muromachi ink paintings, ukiyo-e and other Edo-period works, as well as...More »

  • poster for Celebrating Two Contemporary Geniuses: Jakuchu and Buson

    Celebrating Two Contemporary Geniuses: Jakuchu and Buson

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-07-04 - 2015-08-30

    Ito Jakuchu and Yosa Buson, two early modern giants of painting in Japan, were born in the same year, 1716. This exhibition, on the occasion of Jakuchu’s and Buson’s three hundredth birthdays, includes...More »

  • poster for Barnett Newman “The Stations of the Cross”

    Barnett Newman “The Stations of the Cross”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-03-14 - 2015-06-07

    Displaying 15 works by the major American abstractionist Barnett Newman, including “The Stations of the Cross,” which Newman spent eight years completing, and “Be III.” On loan from the National Gallery...More »

  • poster for “Shishi and Komainu: Mythical Beasts from Far Away”

    “Shishi and Komainu: Mythical Beasts from Far Away”

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    • 2014-09-02 - 2014-12-14

    Visitors to shrines in Japan are welcomed by statues of lion-like mythical beasts— the horned komainu and the hornless shishi. Lions are not native to Japan, so how did they come to guard its gods? Introducing...More »

  • poster for The Miho Merciful Mother Kannon and the Lotus Miroku: Two Tapestries

    The Miho Merciful Mother Kannon and the Lotus Miroku: Two Tapestries

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Talks
    • 2014-07-19 - 2014-08-17

    Presenting for the first time together two masterpieces of hand-woven tsuzure ori tapestry considered pinnacles of contemporary weaving, “The Miho Merciful Mother Kannon” and “The Lotus Miroku”. In addition...More »

  • poster for “The Foreign Kaleidoscope of Edo”

    “The Foreign Kaleidoscope of Edo”

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Crafts
    • 2014-03-15 - 2014-06-08

    This exhibition examines the various goods imported into Japan during the Edo period and traces how they were used and loved. Although the Edo period seems characterized as a period of closure to the outside...More »

  • poster for Efflorescence of Medieval Japanese Lacquerware

    Efflorescence of Medieval Japanese Lacquerware

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2013-09-01 - 2013-12-15

    Exhibition of Negoro lacquerware. Negoro referred to red-lacquered utensils and receptacles used in Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in medieval Japan. With time, these objects naturally cracked, got...More »

  • poster for The Flowering of Edo Period Painting -  Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection

    The Flowering of Edo Period Painting - Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2013-07-20 - 2013-08-18

    Exhibition of the Japanese art collection of Betsy and Robert Feinberg. On display are some 90 works of popular Edo Period painting, ranging from Rinpa artists Ogata Kōrin and Sakai Hōitsu; the literati...More »

  • poster for "Buson Yosa: Flowing Creativity" Exhibition

    "Buson Yosa: Flowing Creativity" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-03-15 - 2008-06-08

    In the 18th century, the Kyoto school of painters including Jakuchu Itoh, Taiga Ikeno, and Oukyo Maruyama, were prominent figures in the Japanese painting field. Within this field, Buson Yosa's works were...More »

  • poster for "The Miho Museum Collection: Spanning the Millennia" Exhibition

    "The Miho Museum Collection: Spanning the Millennia" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2007-09-01 - 2007-12-16

    The exhibition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the museum, and will display various works from the museum collection. Japanese art will be exhibited in the north wing, and items from various places...More »

  • poster for “The Archaic Smile - From the Mediterranean to East Asia and Japan” Exhibition

    “The Archaic Smile - From the Mediterranean to East Asia and Japan” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2007-07-14 - 2007-08-19

    The term "archaic smile" was used to depict a feature of the human sculptures in the Archaic Period of Ancient Greece. It is a smile which invokes a feeling of happiness blessed by the gods. But not limited...More »

  • poster for "Buddha Statues from Shandong Province, China" Exhibition

    "Buddha Statues from Shandong Province, China" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2007-03-15 - 2007-06-10

    This exhibition was planned in conjunction with sending the Bosatsu statue back to China, and to celebrate the friendship between Japan and China.More »

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