The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga - Past Events

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

  • poster for Walter Crane and Illustrated Books in the 19th Century

    Walter Crane and Illustrated Books in the 19th Century

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2017-02-04 - 2017-03-26

    The 19th century English artist Waltern Crane (1845-1915) laid the foundation for the contemporary picture book. The first major exhibition for Crane in Japan features 140 examples of his work, including...More »

  • poster for 70th Shiga Exhibition

    70th Shiga Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2016-12-06 - 2016-12-18

    The 70th Shiga Exhibition, part of Shiga-ken Geijutsu-sai (Shiga Prefecture Arts Festival), is divided into “painting and sculpture” and “crafts and calligraphy,” with a special section dedicated to the...More »

  • poster for The Beauty and the Spirit of Buddhism in Shiga: Handed Down to New Generations

    The Beauty and the Spirit of Buddhism in Shiga: Handed Down to New Generations

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    • Media: Nihonga - Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2016-10-08 - 2016-11-23

    The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga is currently preparing for its renewal in March 2020. Following the renewal, there will be three new collection focuses relating to the theme “The Beauties of Shiga.” One...More »

  • poster for Bernard Leach 130th Birth Anniversary Exhibition

    Bernard Leach 130th Birth Anniversary Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2016-07-09 - 2016-09-25

    Presenting the works of Bernard Leach that span his entire career, from his well-known ceramics to etchings, drawings and woodworks, from the collection at The Japan Folk Crafts Museum. [Related Event] Lecture Date:...More »

  • poster for Time and Vision: Our Collection Toward the Future

    Time and Vision: Our Collection Toward the Future

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2016-04-26 - 2016-06-26

    Centered around four different approaches to the theme of “time,” this exhibition presents some 80 works from the museum collection by 23 artists expressing “visions,” including Henri Matisse, Christo,...More »

  • poster for Shiga Zoukei Shudan 40th Anniversary Memorial Biwako Award Exhibition

    Shiga Zoukei Shudan 40th Anniversary Memorial Biwako Award Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2016-04-02 - 2016-04-17

    Drawing on the knowledge of the Shiga Shiga Zoukei Shudan sculpture arts organization, the Biwako Award is a public contest that builds on the accomplishments of young artists to pave the way for the creators...More »

  • poster for Aubrey Beardsley and Japan

    Aubrey Beardsley and Japan

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Prints
    • 2016-02-06 - 2016-03-27

    The release of Oscar Wilde’s “Salome”, containing the illustrations of Aubrey Beardsley(1872-1898) helped to alight a fierce enthusiasm for Beardsley’s work to the extent that the British art world of...More »

  • poster for Signs of Life: The Works Originated in Shiga

    Signs of Life: The Works Originated in Shiga

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2015-10-03 - 2015-11-23

    Displaying Shiga Prefecture artists’ works of Art Brut – works by artists without formal artistic education or training, stemming from the human impulse to create and made without desire for exhibition...More »

  • poster for Fukumi Shimura: Nature and Inheritance

    Fukumi Shimura: Nature and Inheritance

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-08-08 - 2015-09-23

    Fukumi Shimura, born 1924, is a representative Japanese textile artist certified as a Living National Treasure of Japan. On display are sixty complete pieces of traditional Japanese yukata, all of which...More »

  • poster for An Encounter with Treasured Collections of the Museum

    An Encounter with Treasured Collections of the Museum

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    • Media: Photography - Painting - Graphics - Prints - Crafts
    • 2015-06-13 - 2015-07-20

    The collection at The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga is broadly categorised into 3 areas: Modern Japanese style painting (especially the works related to the “Nihon Bijutsu-in” Japan Art Academy), works related...More »

  • poster for Welcome to Edo! Children Depicted in Ukiyo-e

    Welcome to Edo! Children Depicted in Ukiyo-e

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-04-18 - 2015-06-07

    Through these Ukiyo-e prints of Edo children, a fragment of the lifestyle and culture of those times is introduced. [Related Events] Lecture Date: Apr.26 (Sat) 14:00-15:30 Location: Lecture Room,...More »

  • poster for Gazing Shakespeare! - The World of Shakespeare through Book Design and Painting

    Gazing Shakespeare! - The World of Shakespeare through Book Design and Painting

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2015-02-07 - 2015-04-05

    Celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this exhibition is divided into two main parts: paintings, prints, and book illustrations depicting famous places in Shakespeare’s plays, and roughly...More »

  • poster for Treasures from the Museum’s Collection of Three Decades

    Treasures from the Museum’s Collection of Three Decades

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-01-24 - 2015-02-01

    Presenting masterpieces from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Shiga in celebration of the museum’s 30th anniversary. A total of 54 works including Japanese-style paintings, oil paintings, crafts,...More »

  • poster for 68th Shiga Prefecture Art Museum Exhibition

    68th Shiga Prefecture Art Museum Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2014-12-02 - 2014-12-14

    This exhibition is part of a festival celebrating the art of Shiga Prefecture, and will be divided into two parts: the first part focusing on Fine Art and Sculpture, and the second part on Industrial Arts...More »

  • poster for Yukihiko Yasuda + Ogura Yuki “Gift from the Master to the Pupil”

    Yukihiko Yasuda + Ogura Yuki “Gift from the Master to the Pupil”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-11 - 2014-11-24

    In the sedate paintings of Shiga-born Yuki Ogura (1895), female figures wearing kimonos create a sense of stillness typical of Nihonga and clearly adhere to the conventions established by such Nihonga...More »

  • poster for Meet the World’s Masterpieces - Prints by Picasso + Matisse + Warhol

    Meet the World’s Masterpieces - Prints by Picasso + Matisse + Warhol

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    • Media: Prints - Crafts - Talks
    • 2014-09-06 - 2014-09-28

    Showcasing the work of European painters from the beginning of the 20th century, such as Picasso and Matisse, and pop art masterpieces by Warhol and Lichtenstein, amongst others. In addition, a rich variety...More »

  • poster for Osamu Tezuka Exhibition

    Osamu Tezuka Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Talks
    • 2014-07-12 - 2014-08-31

    Known as “the God of manga”, Osamu Tezuka (1928–1989) produced approximately 150,000 pages of manuscripts and 70 animations during his lifetime, including the masterpiece, “Tetsuwan Atomu” (Atom Boy),...More »

  • poster for Tadayasu Sasayama “Retrospective / Contemporary & Primitive, Ceramic Art”

    Tadayasu Sasayama “Retrospective / Contemporary & Primitive, Ceramic Art”

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2014-04-26 - 2014-06-29

    This exhibition traces the artist path of contemporary ceramicist Tadayasu Sasayama, displaying works of his that have influenced the contemporary ceramics world and local Shigaraki ware. Shigaraki ware,...More »

  • poster for 60th Museum of Modern Art, Shiga Association Exhibition

    60th Museum of Modern Art, Shiga Association Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Crafts
    • 2014-04-05 - 2014-04-20

    Featuring nihonga, sculpture, painting, craft and calligraphy in a diverse exhibition marking the 60th of its kind since the establishment of the Museum of Modern Art, Shiga Association. [Related Event] Small...More »

  • Sculptures and Objects

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-04-01 - 2014-06-29

    From traditional techniques to novel forms and unbelievable installations, this exhibition focuses on the unique works of sculpture produced by contemporary art. More »

  • Shunkyo Yamamoto and the Sanaekai

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    • Media: Painting - Ceramics
    • 2014-04-01 - 2014-05-18

    Introducing the works of Shunko Yamamoto, a modern Kyoto-style Nihonga painter from Otsu known for his sublime landscapes, as well as paintings by members of his school, the Sanaekai.More »

  • poster for Salvador Dali and Masters of Modern French Paintings: from the Collection of Morohashi Museum of Modern Art

    Salvador Dali and Masters of Modern French Paintings: from the Collection of Morohashi Museum of Modern Art

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2014-02-08 - 2014-03-30

    Surrounded by the picturesque nature of Urabandai, Fukushima, the Morohashi Museum of Modern Art is home to a superb collection of work from the Spanish genius Salavador Dai, as well as various other European...More »

  • poster for 67th Shiga Prefecture Art Museum Exhibition

    67th Shiga Prefecture Art Museum Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2013-12-03 - 2013-12-15

    This exhibition is part of a festival celebrating the art of Shiga Prefecture. Part 1: Crafts and Calligraphy 12/3 (Tues)–12/8 (Sun) Part 2: 2D Art and Sculptures 12/10 (Tues)–12/15 (Sun) Please...More »

  • poster for Soetsu Yanagi: A Glimpse at Life

    Soetsu Yanagi: A Glimpse at Life

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Fashion
    • 2013-10-12 - 2013-11-24

    An exhibition of large-scale folk art — or “mingei,” as coined by the philosopher Soetsu Yanagi — as well as works by the son of Yanagi, Sori (1915-2011) from the collection the Japan Folk Crafts Museum....More »

  • poster for The Eyes of Pop Art: How did Artists View Contemporary Culture?”

    The Eyes of Pop Art: How did Artists View Contemporary Culture?”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2013-09-07 - 2013-10-06

    An exhibition of 1960’s American Pop Art with a focus on some of the most representative artists of that period: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Genpei Akasegawa, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. The...More »

  • poster for Takehiro Iikawa “Encounters”

    Takehiro Iikawa “Encounters”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2013-07-13 - 2013-07-28

    Exhibition of new works by Takehiro Iikawa who explores themes such as rediscovering the appeal of objects and scenes we encounter in everyday life, and the ambiguity of memories through his media and...More »

  • poster for The Mark of Maki Sasaki

    The Mark of Maki Sasaki

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    • Media: Illustration - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2013-07-06 - 2013-09-01

    Since making his debut in the 1960’s, Kobe-born manga artist Sasaki has become a well-recognized name as a contributor in the monthly manga publication, Garo, and the Asahi Journal, and for his iconic...More »

  • poster for Summer Kid’s Museum 2013

    Summer Kid’s Museum 2013

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2013-06-25 - 2013-09-01

    An annual exhibit aimed at introducing kids to traditional and modern art, with a variety of fun activities including worksheets and a Play Corner. The exhibit is divided into six parts on different themes,...More »

  • poster for “Four Seasons of Clothing and Arrangements: Dyeing and Weaving Works of Fukumi Shimura and Masterpieces of Japanese Style Paintings and Crafts”

    “Four Seasons of Clothing and Arrangements: Dyeing and Weaving Works of Fukumi Shimura and Masterpieces of Japanese Style Paintings and Crafts”

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Crafts
    • 2013-04-06 - 2013-06-30

    Exhibition focusing on how the beauty of the seasons is represented in Japanese painting, kimono and other crafts, including the brightly-colored silk pongee works of Fukumi Shimura, ceramics by National...More »

  • poster for Bruno Munari "That Hand, This Hand"

    Bruno Munari "That Hand, This Hand"

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Sculpture - Product - Video and Film
    • 2008-05-31 - 2008-07-06

    Bruno Munari (1907-1998) was an Italian designer active in a range of fields, from painting to product design, art education, graphics and sculpture, who left behind a oeuvre unique, dream-like and overflowing...More »

  • poster for Uichi Shimizu Exhibition

    Uichi Shimizu Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2008-04-12 - 2008-05-18

    Uichi Shimizu, a ceramicist born and raised in Kyoto, opened a kiln in Shiga's Hira mountain range in 1970. Since then, until his death in 2004, Shimizu established a 34-year career making ceramics leaving...More »

  • poster for William Merrell Vories Exhibition

    William Merrell Vories Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Talks
    • 2008-02-09 - 2008-03-30

    William Merrell Vories (1880-1964) resided and worked in Ohmi Hachiman. During the summers, he would live in Karuizawa and expanded his architecture business with the help of Christian missionaries. Now,...More »

  • 61st Shiga Prefecture Art Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Sculpture - Crafts - Talks
    • 2007-11-24 - 2007-12-09

    Part I "Crafts and Calligraphy": November 24th (Sat) - November 30th (Fri) Part II "Painting and Sculpture": December 2nd (Sun)-December 9th (Sun) Lectures: Calligraphy: November 24th (Sun) 10:00-12:00 Crafts:...More »

  • poster for "Beauty of Heavenly Bodies and the Universe" Exhibition

    "Beauty of Heavenly Bodies and the Universe" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Party
    • 2007-10-06 - 2007-11-18

    Humans have been dreaming and adoring the sun as the origin of life, innumerable stars, the moon and the infinitely expanding Galaxy. The chemistry of the universe has attracted humans and excited their...More »

  • poster for "Jikaku-Daishi Ennin: Masterpieces of Buddhist Art" Exhibition

    "Jikaku-Daishi Ennin: Masterpieces of Buddhist Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Sculpture - Crafts - Talks
    • 2007-08-11 - 2007-09-24

    Jikaku-Daishi Ennin (794-854) was a Buddhist priest of the Tendai school and contributed to the foundation of Japanese Buddhism. The exhibition features 144 Buddhist art masterpieces, which include 22...More »

  • "Summer Children's Art Museum: Go Go! Stop! Go!!" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2007-07-03 - 2007-09-02

    Since 2001, the Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, has scheduled the "Summer Children's Art Museum" series during the months of July and August as part of its educational programming. The exhibition targets...More »

  • poster for "Dialogues Painters' Views on the Museum Collection" Exhibition

    "Dialogues Painters' Views on the Museum Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Talks
    • 2007-06-16 - 2007-07-29

    The exhibition is the second part in its series, following "Sensibilia ~An Experiment on the Collection" held in 2005. For this exhibition, four artists who have some sort of relationship to Shiga attempt...More »

  • poster for Shoen Uemura, Yuki Ogura, Fuku Akino "Three Great Women Portrait Painters"

    Shoen Uemura, Yuki Ogura, Fuku Akino "Three Great Women Portrait Painters"

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2007-04-21 - 2007-06-03

    The exhibition introduces the three unique artists, Shoen, Yuki, and Fuku, who are known for their female portraits. During Japan's modern era, they achieved reputable status by winning numerous art competitions...More »

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