Mie Prefectural Art Museum - Past Events

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

  • poster for Japanese Tradition Rediscovered by Modernists: “Katsura” by Yasuhiro Ishimoto

    Japanese Tradition Rediscovered by Modernists: “Katsura” by Yasuhiro Ishimoto

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-01-04 - 2018-03-04

    San Francisco born photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921-2012) studied at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago and became known for his photography book “Katsura: Tradition and Creation in Japanese Architecture”...More »

  • poster for Theo Jansen Exhibition

    Theo Jansen Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2017-07-15 - 2017-09-18

    At Mie Prefectural Art Museum this summer, meet a world-famous Dutch artist, Theo Jansen, and his “Strandbeests -beach animal- “. Strandbeests are giant artificial creatures that can walk by means of the...More »

  • poster for Rediscovering Three-Dimentional Art in Japan

    Rediscovering Three-Dimentional Art in Japan

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture - Installation - Product - Fashion
    • 2017-01-24 - 2017-04-09

    Japan has a long history of three-dimensional art, from Buddhist and Shinto sculptures to dolls, objects d’art, architectural sculptures, and other works tied to both religion and daily life. With the...More »

  • poster for Permanent Collection 4th Term 2016

    Permanent Collection 4th Term 2016

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2017-01-04 - 2017-03-26

    Exhibiting works from the Mie Prefectural Art Museum’s permanent collection. Room 1 displays paintings depicting mountains and the sea, while Room 2 presents “Rediscover Japanese Sculpture” with a focus...More »

  • poster for Sadaya Ishigaki Exhibition

    Sadaya Ishigaki Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-10-08 - 2016-12-11

    This exhibition presents the work of Sadaya Ishigaki (1947~) with color rich landscape paintings from his early years through to recent works.More »

  • poster for Artists from Marunuma Art Park

    Artists from Marunuma Art Park

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2016-07-09 - 2016-09-25

    The artists at Marunuma Art Park currently work across the fields of sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and painting. This exhibition introduces the work of 11 artists and 3 graduates from Marunuma Art Park....More »

  • poster for Ben Shahn: From the Collection of Marunuma Art Park

    Ben Shahn: From the Collection of Marunuma Art Park

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Photography - Prints
    • 2016-07-09 - 2016-09-25

    Ben Shahn (1898–1969) was an American painter of Lithuanian Jewish heritage who worked in a stone etching workshop while studying art as a teenager. His works have consistently dealt with issues of racism,...More »

  • poster for Yukihito Masuura “Kami no Miya”

    Yukihito Masuura “Kami no Miya”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-05-14 - 2016-06-19

    A solo photography show by Yukihito Masuura, in commemoration of the Ise-Shima Summit. Since 2006, Masuura has continued to photograph historic shrines and temples with an invested interest in depictions...More »

  • poster for Manekineko-Tei Collection: Labyrinth of Cats - Cats in Art from Ukiyo-e to the Present

    Manekineko-Tei Collection: Labyrinth of Cats - Cats in Art from Ukiyo-e to the Present

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-04-23 - 2016-06-26

    The Exhibition, which has been widely acclaimed by cat-lovers, will finally come to Mie Prefectural Art Museum. This exhibition shows more than 350 pieces of art related to the beloved animal, cats, from...More »

  • poster for Julio González Retrospective: Master of Iron Sculpture

    Julio González Retrospective: Master of Iron Sculpture

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-02-09 - 2016-04-10

    Julio González (1876-1942) a sculpturer born in Barcelona, Spain, continues to be greatly respected for his pioneering experiments in iron sculpture. By applying the technique of welding to sculpture,...More »

  • poster for Funakoshi Katsura: The Sphinx in Myself

    Funakoshi Katsura: The Sphinx in Myself

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-02-09 - 2016-04-10

    Funakoshi Katsura (born in 1951, Morioka) is an acclaimed contemporary sculptor, known for his works depicting human figures who appear to be looking into the distance. The displays include 30 sculptures...More »

  • poster for 1940s - Rediscovery of 20th Century Japanese Art IV

    1940s - Rediscovery of 20th Century Japanese Art IV

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    • Media: Photography - Painting - Ceramics
    • 2015-07-11 - 2015-09-27

    This is the 4th exhibition of the series “Rediscovery of 20th Century Japanese Art”, following the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s, which tries to grasp various aspects of Japanese Arts including both the so-called...More »

  • Collection of Mie Prefectural Art Museum 2nd Term 2015

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-06-30 - 2015-09-27

    Presenting works by Marc Chagall, Sotaro Yasui, and others from the museum’s collection.More »

  • 2015 Term 2 Exhibition: The Art of Yoshitatsu Yanagihara

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-06-23 - 2015-09-27

    Introducing the sculptures of Yoshitatsu Yanagihara in the Yoshitatsu Yanagihara Memorial Gallery.More »

  • poster for Mirage and Insomnia―The Imagination of Day-Night Reversal

    Mirage and Insomnia―The Imagination of Day-Night Reversal

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2015-05-16 - 2015-06-28

    “When the day and the night are reversed, or merge into each other, our imaginations can make astonishing leaps.” As in the words of Novalis, the darkness of night has attracted countless poets and storytellers,...More »

  • poster for First 2015 Permanent Collection Exhibition

    First 2015 Permanent Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-03-24 - 2015-06-28

    Presenting ocean-related works from the Mie Prefectural Art Museum’s collection.More »

  • poster for Fly High on the Wings of Art

    Fly High on the Wings of Art

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-03-07 - 2015-05-06

    This exhibition of dreams and adventure presents works of ancient and modern, Eastern, and Western art exploring themes of the sky and flight. [Related Events] “Flying Island” Workshop Instructors:...More »

  • poster for New-Wave Artists in Mie 2015

    New-Wave Artists in Mie 2015

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-01-04 - 2015-03-29

    Displaying works by young artists with ties to Mie Prefecture.More »

  • Permanent Collection Fourth Term 2014 Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-12-23 - 2015-03-29

    Room 1: “If Winter Comes, Can Spring Be Far Behind?” Room 2: Misao Yokohama “Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang” Room 3: Collection/Donation Exhibition More »

  • poster for Gifts from the Cultural Foundation of Okada - The Foundation’s 35th Anniversary

    Gifts from the Cultural Foundation of Okada - The Foundation’s 35th Anniversary

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-12-13 - 2015-02-15

    An exhibition of masterpieces donated by the Cultural Foundation of Okada. [Related Events] Mini Concert with harpist Madoka Araki Date: Dec.13 (Sat) From 13:30 Location: Mie Prefectural Art Museum Admission:...More »

  • 2014 3rd Term Permanent Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-09-23 - 2014-12-21

    Mie Prefectural Art Museum’s collection exhibition occupies 3 spaces. The 1st room will include works from 20th Century Spain, the 2nd room will contain works on the theme “Touch with your Eyes, Look...More »

  • poster for Camino/Kumano— Artists Meet the Pilgrimage Roads

    Camino/Kumano— Artists Meet the Pilgrimage Roads

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Talks
    • 2014-09-20 - 2014-11-24

    The word “Camino” in the title of this exhibition not only stands for “road” in Spanish, but also signifies, as in Japanese word “Kamino”, the “holiness” of the sacred place of Kumano. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Hiromitsu Nakazawa Retrospective

    Hiromitsu Nakazawa Retrospective

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2014-07-12 - 2014-09-07

    This retrospective commemorating the 140th anniversary of Hiromitsu Nakazawa’s birth gives a full picture of the artist, with representative oil paintings and other major works, as well as watercolors,...More »

  • poster for Takeshi Kohtani Exhibition

    Takeshi Kohtani Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-07-01 - 2014-09-28

    Takeshi Kadani’s sculptural reliefs, composed from abstract forms and lines, are introduced in this exhibition. Recent works are available alongside older works. [Image: Takeshi Kohtani “White Structure...More »

  • poster for 2014 2nd Term Permanent Collection Exhibition

    2014 2nd Term Permanent Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-06-24 - 2014-09-21

    Mie Prefectural Art Museum’s collection exhibition occupies 3 spaces. The 1st room will include works connected to Hiromitsu Nakagawa, the 2nd room will contain Occidental Art, and the 3rd room will feature...More »

  • 2014 Term 1 Exhibition: The Art of Yoshitatsu Yanagihara

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-06-24 - 2014-09-21

    Introducing the sculptures of Yoshitatsu Yanagihara in the Yoshitatsu Yanagihara Memorial Gallery.More »

  • poster for Toyoshiro Fukuda: A Retrospective

    Toyoshiro Fukuda: A Retrospective

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2014-05-20 - 2014-06-29

    Born in Akita Prefecture, Toyoshiro Fukuda (1904-1970) became one of the most famous Japanese-style painters of the Showa era. A student of two innovative painters—Ryushi Kawabata of Tokyo and Bakusen...More »

  • poster for 2014 1st Term Permanent Collection Exhibition

    2014 1st Term Permanent Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-03-25 - 2014-06-22

    The 2014 1st Term Permanent Collection Exhibition presents “Modern Paintings in Japan, Spain, and France” in Room 1, “The Calligraphy of Bakuzan Sakaki” in Room 2, and “Bring Me a Jelly Made from Winds...More »

  • 2014 Term 1 Exhibition: The Art of Yoshitatsu Yanagihara

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-03-25 - 2014-06-22

    Introducing the sculptures of Yoshitatsu Yanagihara in the Yoshitatsu Yanagihara Memorial Gallery.More »

  • poster for A Table!— Art Feast

    A Table!— Art Feast

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-03-01 - 2014-05-06

    “A Table!” is a French phrase used to announce a meal and assemble the family at the table. This exhibition shows a variety of works concerned with food and meals by artists from diverse places and time...More »

  • 2013 Fourth Term Exhibition: Sculptures of Yoshitatsu Yanagihara

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • 2014-01-04 - 2014-03-30

    Displaying works by Yoshitatsu Yanagihara. Admission to the Collection of the Mie Prefectural Art Museum exhibition and the permanent exhibition included in the cost of admission. More »

  • poster for “Imagination from/into/beyond Words”

    “Imagination from/into/beyond Words”

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    • Media: Illustration - Talks
    • 2014-01-04 - 2014-02-16

    Ayumu Ohashi(b.1940) engages across a wide range of creative practices including that of illustrator, essayist and designer, with illustrations for magazines and other publications becoming a central axis...More »

  • Matabei Iwasa Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-01-04 - 2014-03-02

    Known as the eccentric painter of the Edo period Matabei Iwasa(1578-1650) is recognized as one of the forefathers of ukiyo-e. Working across the regions of Kyoto, Echizen and Edo he came to settle for...More »

  • poster for Permanent Collection 4th Term 2013 Exhibition

    Permanent Collection 4th Term 2013 Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-01-04 - 2014-03-30

    The fourth quarterly exhibition of works from the Mie Prefectural Art Museum’s collection presents “Artists with Ties to Mie Prefecture” in Room 1 and “Words and Images From Western Modern Art” in Room...More »

  • poster for Tai Nakatani Exhibition

    Tai Nakatani Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-12 - 2013-12-08

    Exhibition to commemorate 20 years since the death of one of the most highly regarded artists of post-war yoga (Western-style) painting, Tai Nakatani (1903-1993). Nakatani pursued his career as a painter...More »

  • poster for Atsuhiko Misawa “Animals 2013 in Mie”

    Atsuhiko Misawa “Animals 2013 in Mie”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-07-13 - 2013-09-23

    Exhibition of large-scale, wooden animal sculptures by highly-acclaimed carver Atsuhiko Misawa (1961-), who imbues his works with a sense of humour and human-like qualities. Recommended for adults and...More »

  • poster for Masaaki Yashima Exhitbion

    Masaaki Yashima Exhitbion

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-05-08 - 2013-06-30

    Exhibition of Yasui Art Prize recipient Masaaki Yashima, who specializes in representations of people and their way of life in monochrome oil paintings.More »

  • poster for “Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012”

    “Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2013-04-13 - 2013-06-23

    This exhibition addresses the drastic change in the circumstances surrounding Asian women artists in recent years, that has come about through rapid development and heightened consciousness of gender issues...More »

  • "Yoshitatsu Yanagihara's Art Part 2" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-07-01 - 2008-08-31

    This exhibition will introduce Yoshitatsu Yanagihara's sculptures. *Exhibiting at the Yoshitatsu Yanagihara Memorial Gallery Hall More »

  • poster for Yuzo Saeki "A Vivid Life: 80 Years After"

    Yuzo Saeki "A Vivid Life: 80 Years After"

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-06-29 - 2008-08-17

    Saeki Yuzo (1898-1928) died in Paris. Notwithstanding his all too early death, even now his works can appeal to us. Conscious of death getting near, his works were finished with an amazing speed that filled...More »

  • poster for "The Mural Art of Kotohira-gu Shrine" Exhibition

    "The Mural Art of Kotohira-gu Shrine" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-26 - 2008-06-08

    This exhibition introduces the mural art of Konbira Shrine, known as Konbira-san, in Konbiracho, Kagawa prefecture. It includes representative Cultural Properties from prominent Edo period painters like...More »

  • Kakuzo Takehata Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-04-17 - 2008-08-31

    Kakuzo Takehata (1919-2006) was a pioneer of Japanese abstract sculpture. Active since the later 1940s, during the 1960s he worked with cement and plastics, and from the end of the '70s with plywood, until...More »

  • "Yoshitatsu Yanagihara's Art Part 1" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-04-01 - 2008-06-29

    This exhibition will introduce Yoshitatsu Yanagihara's sculptures. *Exhibiting at the Yoshitatsu Yanagihara Memorial Gallery HallMore »

  • "Museum Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2008-04-01 - 2008-06-29

    Taken from the museum's permanent collection, this exhibition will introduce visitors to Japanese oil painters, Goya and Spanish art, and contemporary Korean works.More »

  • poster for "Still / Motion: Video Paintings" Exhibition

    "Still / Motion: Video Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Video and Film
    • 2008-02-14 - 2008-04-13

    It is widely known that video technology has greatly influenced visual culture. A major example is the influence of video art that emerged in the 1960's; artists such as Nam June Paik were interested in...More »

  • poster for "Mie Prefecture's Children" Exhibition

    "Mie Prefecture's Children" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Talks - Art Competition
    • 2008-01-08 - 2008-02-03

    The Mie Prefecture's Children exhibition has taken a role to develop children's creative activities, to understand children's cultures and to expand communication with children for 25 years. Since 2003,...More »

  • poster for "Museum Collection, The 4th Term" Exhibition

    "Museum Collection, The 4th Term" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2007-12-26 - 2008-03-30

    [Image: Edvard Munch From the Meier-Graefe Portfolio "Moonlight" (1895) etching on paper, 31.0x25.5cm]More »

  • poster for "Art of Yoshitatsu Yanagihara, The 4th Term" Exhibition

    "Art of Yoshitatsu Yanagihara, The 4th Term" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2007-12-26 - 2008-03-30

    *Exhibiting at Yanagihara Yoshitatsu WingMore »

  • poster for "Linking Modern Artists" Exhibition

    "Linking Modern Artists" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-11-13 - 2007-12-24

    Focusing on friendships among artists, this exhibition introduces the collections of Mie Prefectural Art Museum along with related episodes. Gallery Talk: December 12th (Sun) 14:00- [Image: Takeji...More »

  • poster for "Art of Yoshitatsu Yanagihawa, The 3rd Term" Exhibition

    "Art of Yoshitatsu Yanagihawa, The 3rd Term" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2007-10-02 - 2007-12-24

    *Exhibiting at Yoshitatsu Yanagihawa Memorial GalleriesMore »

  • poster for "Museum Collection, The 3rd Term" Exhibition

    "Museum Collection, The 3rd Term" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2007-10-02 - 2007-12-24

    *Exhibiting at Room 1, Room 2, Room 3, Lobby, Entrance Hall and Garden [Image: From "Room 3: The City's Image, a Space of Image"]More »

  • poster for "Modern Age in Japanese Sculpture" Exhibition

    "Modern Age in Japanese Sculpture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2007-09-26 - 2007-11-04

    Although versatile three-dimensional figures had been produced such as Buddhist statues, other deity figures, dolls, objects and architectural decorations, the term "Chokoku (sculpture)" did not exist...More »

  • poster for "Ukiyoe; the Media that Carried Dreams and Information - Centering around the 'Fiftōy-three Stations of the Tokaido' in the Kameyama Art Museum Collection" Exhibition

    "Ukiyoe; the Media that Carried Dreams and Information - Centering around the 'Fiftōy-three Stations of the Tokaido' in the Kameyama Art Museum Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2007-07-24 - 2007-09-17

    The exhibition focuses on the Ukiyoe prints that have given both dreams and utilitarian information to the citizens of Edo. The exhibited works are mostly from the Kameyama Art Museum's collection. [Image:...More »

  • poster for "Works from the Collection Part 1 -Watercolor Sketches" Exhibition

    "Works from the Collection Part 1 -Watercolor Sketches" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2007-06-09 - 2007-07-16

    The Mie Prefectural Art Museum has collected watercolors and drawings that represent the background of the artists’ creative activities. The exhibition displays watercolors and drawings that are sketches...More »

  • "Marc Chagall and Jewish Mysticism" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Architecture
    • 2007-04-14 - 2007-06-03

    Chagall once said, "Even though the world is filled with many struggles, I have never given up on the love that I give and love that is shared among people. In an artist's palette, there is a color that...More »

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