Abeno Harukas Art Museum - Past Events

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

  • poster for The 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Seiji Togo A Retrospective of Togo’s Depiction of Women

    The 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Seiji Togo A Retrospective of Togo’s Depiction of Women

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-02-16 - 2018-04-15

    Seiji Togo (1897-1978) was an artist who took on a variety of creative challenges throughout his life, from avant-garde painting to modern designs of the Showa era and inimitable portraits of women, which...More »

  • poster for Studio Ghibli and Buildings

    Studio Ghibli and Buildings

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    • Media: Illustration - Architecture - Sculpture
    • 2017-12-02 - 2018-02-05

    Since established in 1985, Studio Ghibli has released many animation films. Many buildings appear as a backdrop of the drama in the films. This exhibition features production materials such as scene paintings,...More »

  • poster for Joint international project with the British Museum “Hokusai - Beyond the Great Wave”

    Joint international project with the British Museum “Hokusai - Beyond the Great Wave”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-10-06 - 2017-11-19

    This exhibition focuses on the last thirty years of Japan’s most renowned artist’s, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), career from around 1820 to 1849. It features a broad selection of works - from the iconic...More »

  • poster for Treasures of Nara’s Saidai Temple

    Treasures of Nara’s Saidai Temple

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2017-07-29 - 2017-09-24

    Presenting exquisite works of sculpture, painting, craft and other examples of Buddhist art including National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties from Saidai Temple on the occasion of its 1,250th...More »

  • poster for Tsunetomi Kitano: An Encyclopedia of Naniwa Bijinga

    Tsunetomi Kitano: An Encyclopedia of Naniwa Bijinga

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-06-06 - 2017-07-17

    This exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of the death of Tsunetomi Kitano is the artist’s first major retrospective in Osaka. Born in Kanazawa, Kitano came to Osaka at age 17 to become an artist. He...More »

  • poster for Matisse and Rouault – A Story of 50 Year Friendship -

    Matisse and Rouault – A Story of 50 Year Friendship -

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-04-04 - 2017-05-28

    Classmates at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Georges Rouault (1871-1958) were two prominent masters of French modern painting whose personal and professional lives were...More »

  • poster for Bonjour Monsieur Renoir; Renoir et Umehara – Joie de Peindre

    Bonjour Monsieur Renoir; Renoir et Umehara – Joie de Peindre

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-01-24 - 2017-03-26

    Defining Japanese Western art, Ryuzaburo Umehara (1888-1986) was known as the “Lion of the Art World” due to his dynamic personality. As Japan began to modernize, Umehara, at the age of 20, made the journey...More »

  • poster for Shiko Munakata “I’m Becoming Van Gogh”

    Shiko Munakata “I’m Becoming Van Gogh”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2016-11-19 - 2017-01-15

    Presenting the individualistic works of world-renowned woodblock printmaker Shiko Munakata, who was famously referred to as “Munakata of the World.” [Related Event] Talk Date: Nov.23 (Wed/hol) 14:00-15:30 Participants:...More »

  • poster for From Eery to Endearing: Yokai in the Arts of Japan

    From Eery to Endearing: Yokai in the Arts of Japan

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    • Media: Drawing - Nihonga
    • 2016-09-10 - 2016-11-06

    Tracing the history of Yokai monsters and spirits from an art history perspective through the works of Jakuchu Ito, Hokusai Katsushika, Utamaro Kitagawa, and Kuniyoshi Utagawa, as well as in clay figurines...More »

  • poster for Star Wars Exhibition

    Star Wars Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Video and Film
    • 2016-07-16 - 2016-08-30

    From The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, presented is a collection of narrative art across many media by collector and creator of Star Wars, George Lucas.More »

  • poster for Takashi Hoshino Exhibition

    Takashi Hoshino Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2016-06-15 - 2016-06-21

    A solo exhibition by Takashi Hoshino.More »

  • poster for Picasso, Secrets of a Genius

    Picasso, Secrets of a Genius

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2016-04-09 - 2016-07-03

    Displaying the art of Pablo Picasso, from pieces displaying the passion of his youth, to the profound observations of humanity from his “Blue Period,” to works from his “Rose Period.” More »

  • poster for The Treasures of Hase-dera Temple and the Eleven Faced Kannon

    The Treasures of Hase-dera Temple and the Eleven Faced Kannon

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2016-02-06 - 2016-03-27

    The Hase-dera Temple is said to have been constructed during the Hakuho Period and developed as the sacred place for Kannon from the Nara Period. Introduced in this exhibition are the abundant treasures...More »

  • poster for The Magic Art Museum: A Wonderland of Light

    The Magic Art Museum: A Wonderland of Light

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2015-12-12 - 2016-01-27

    In this is a hands-on exhibition for all ages, several major Japanese artists present works that you can see, touch, and enjoy directly, offering a magical and wholly immersive art experience. This new...More »

  • poster for Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art Featuring Harunobu, Sharaku, and More!

    Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art Featuring Harunobu, Sharaku, and More!

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-10-10 - 2015-12-06

    Displaying 150 Ukiyo-e treasures by artists such as Sharaku, Utamaro, and Hokusai from the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Nishiki-e multicolored...More »

  • poster for Tove Jansson “Living with Moomin”

    Tove Jansson “Living with Moomin”

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    • Media: Photography - Illustration - Installation
    • 2015-07-25 - 2015-09-27

    The Finnish author and artist Tove Marika Jansson (1914–2001) created the popular series “Moomin.” With “Work and Love” as her creed, Jansson vigorously pursued a creative life from a young age and through...More »

  • poster for Handeishi Kawakita “Handeishi Kawakita’s Story - That Artistic Lifetime”

    Handeishi Kawakita “Handeishi Kawakita’s Story - That Artistic Lifetime”

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    • Media: Graphics - Ceramics
    • 2015-03-17 - 2015-05-10

    Handeishi Kawakita was born into a wealthy family with a cotton wholesale business in the Edo Period. Despite his hectic daily schedule in a number of important posts in the financial sector, Handeishi...More »

  • poster for Koyasan 1200th Anniversary: Treasures of the Sacred Mountain

    Koyasan 1200th Anniversary: Treasures of the Sacred Mountain

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    • Media: Graphics - Sculpture
    • 2015-01-23 - 2015-03-08

    2015 marks the 1200th year since the founding of Mt. Koya, a sacred ground for Buddhism and the birthplace of one of the most remarkable collections of Buddhist art. Several of Mt. Koya’s most precious...More »

  • poster for Neo-Impressionism, from Light to Color

    Neo-Impressionism, from Light to Color

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2014-10-10 - 2015-01-12

    Neo-Impressionism, one of the innovative art movements that propelled painting into the 20th century, is revisited by this exhibition through a chronological exploration of the first nearly twenty years...More »

  • poster for Rétrospective Raoul Dufy

    Rétrospective Raoul Dufy

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-08-05 - 2014-09-28

    The early-20th century French painter Raoul Dufy (1877–1953) was a contemporary of artists including Picasso and Matisse. As exemplified by his wall mural “The Electricity Fairy” for the 1937 Paris International...More »

  • poster for The Magnificent Aristocratic Collection of Milan’s Museo Poldi Pezzoli

    The Magnificent Aristocratic Collection of Milan’s Museo Poldi Pezzoli

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2014-05-31 - 2014-07-21

    Milan, known for producing the world’s leading fashion and design, is home to Milan’s Museo Poldi Pezzoli, a now-public palace museum called the most beautiful in Europe. Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822–1879),...More »

  • Special Opening Exhibition: National Treasures from Todaiji

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-03-22 - 2014-05-18

    In honor of its opening, the Abeno Harukas Art Museum presents a special exhibitions of National Treasures from Todaiji, which has stood as a religious symbol of Japan since its founding by Emperor Shomu...More »

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