Ashiya City Museum of Art & History - Past Events

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

  • poster for Ashiya Modern and Present Day Collection Exhibition

    Ashiya Modern and Present Day Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2018-03-25 - 2018-03-25

    An exhibition showcasing works from the gallery collection, where old and new artworks lie side by side. Art by leading artists Jiro Yoshihara, Takesadasa Matsutani, Sadamasa Motonaga, and Toshio Yodoi,...More »

  • poster for Takehisa Kosugi “Picnic of Music”

    Takehisa Kosugi “Picnic of Music”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Sound
    • 2017-12-09 - 2018-02-12

    Takehisa Kosugi has worked as a composer and musician for nearly 60 years. This exhibition looks back on his prodigious output from the 1950s onward with more than 300 valuable archived items including...More »

  • poster for Snow, Rain, Night: Landscapes in Hiroshima Prints

    Snow, Rain, Night: Landscapes in Hiroshima Prints

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-10-07 - 2017-11-26

    This exhibition marking the 220th anniversary of the birth of Ukiyo-e master Hiroshige Utagawa presents more than 20 of his most well-known works depicting landscapes across Japan in all kinds of seasons...More »

  • poster for Intersecting Artists – Postwar Kansai

    Intersecting Artists – Postwar Kansai

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

    Japanese artists, whose freedom of expression was restricted during WWII, powerfully broke out of these constraints after 1945. They formed new groups, revived prewar organizations, and sought unprecedented...More »

  • poster for Spring Opening

    Spring Opening

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2017-04-01 - 2017-05-21

    Since the ancient times, shrines and temples have attracted people to the cultural hub of Ashiya, and within these temples and shrines are inherited historical “treasures” that continue to protect these...More »

  • poster for Art Trip Vol.02 - The State of this World: Thought and the Arts

    Art Trip Vol.02 - The State of this World: Thought and the Arts

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Animation - Party - Talks
    • 2016-12-10 - 2017-02-12

    This exhibition features contemporary 2D, 3D, and moving image works on the topic of “thought,” alongside modern art and archeological items from the museum’s collection. Tatsuo Kawaguchi is active domestically...More »

  • poster for Jiro Yoshihara, Leader of Gutai – In Search of the New

    Jiro Yoshihara, Leader of Gutai – In Search of the New

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2016-09-17 - 2016-11-27

    Exploring his shift from representational painting to abstractionism, this exhibition spotlights the many creative pursuits of Jiro Yoshihara, who remained on the cutting edge of artistic expression throughout...More »

  • poster for A Journey Around Czech Picture Books

    A Journey Around Czech Picture Books

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2016-07-02 - 2016-09-04

    Showcasing Czech picture books, popular for their sophisticated and nostalgic designs which gained popularity with a Japanese audience since being translated into Japanese in the early 20th Century. This...More »

  • poster for 1950s Gutai

    1950s Gutai

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-04-16 - 2016-06-19

    The avant-garde art collective “Gutai” was formed in 1954 and penetrated the art scene on a global level. The members of the Gutai group had a sense of unaffected and unrestricted freedom, breaking the...More »

  • poster for 33rd Ashiya City Sculpture Education Exhibition

    33rd Ashiya City Sculpture Education Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-02-20 - 2016-02-28

    Presenting over 1000 works collected from kindergarten, elementary school and junior high school students.More »

  • poster for Borderless Communication After 1945 - Avant-Garde Ceramics in Postwar Japan

    Borderless Communication After 1945 - Avant-Garde Ceramics in Postwar Japan

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2015-11-28 - 2016-02-07

    Shikokai is the oldest avant-garde ceramic group in Kyoto which was organized two years after the end of World War 2 in 1947, followed by the Soudeisya group which started one year later in 1948. Besides...More »

  • poster for Ukiyo-e Love Stories

    Ukiyo-e Love Stories

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-08-12 - 2015-11-15

    Bijinga ukiyo-e portraits depicting ideals of beauty embody the aesthetics of their day, and many of these works tell tales of love and the complex relationships between their beautiful male and female...More »

  • poster for The Chronicles of Modern Ashiya— Art, Fashion, and Architecture

    The Chronicles of Modern Ashiya— Art, Fashion, and Architecture

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    • Media: Photography - Painting
    • 2015-05-23 - 2015-08-02

    This exhibition introduces the lifestyles of Ashiya residents during the late-Meiji through early Showa eras, a time of dramatic modernization, with displays on architecture, literature, and daily life...More »

  • poster for 63rd Ashiya City Exhibition

    63rd Ashiya City Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Painting
    • 2015-04-04 - 2015-05-10

    This open-call exhibition is an annual event eagerly anticipated by many. More »

  • poster for Blue in Scenery

    Blue in Scenery

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-03-20 - 2015-05-06

    Introducing ukiyoe prints donated to the museum by the Kataoka family featuring the color Berlin blue. These masterpieces by artists such as Toyokuni Utagawa I and II and Eisei Keisen display the beauty...More »

  • poster for Earthenware Artifacts and the Story of Ashiya

    Earthenware Artifacts and the Story of Ashiya

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-12-13 - 2015-02-08

    Artifacts are messages from the earth, telling us what the city of Ashiya was like hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Presenting earthenware relics uncovered at Ashiya’s numerous ruins, this exhibition...More »

  • poster for Art Trip Vol. 1 - Scenes Outside the Window, a Trip  of Love / Landscapes and Forms of Expression

    Art Trip Vol. 1 - Scenes Outside the Window, a Trip of Love / Landscapes and Forms of Expression

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    • Media: Photography - Painting - Video and Film
    • 2014-09-27 - 2014-11-30

    A close look at both the beauty of landscapes and the interaction of daily life and art, through a display of items from the museum collection, along with images, photographs, 2D work, and contemporary...More »

  • poster for Gutai x International: Across the Ocean

    Gutai x International: Across the Ocean

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-07-05 - 2014-09-07

    In 1954, a Japanese painter, Jiro Yoshihara, along with Shozo Shimamoto, co-founded the avant-garde “Gutai” group in Ashiya, in response to the reactionary artistic context of the time. The name Gutai,...More »

  • poster for “Yamato Nadeshiko - The Beauties of Ukiyo-e”

    “Yamato Nadeshiko - The Beauties of Ukiyo-e”

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2014-03-30 - 2014-06-15

    Reflecting on the pursuit of beauty by women through the ages this exhibition showcases 120 examples of elegantly portrayed women of Ukiyo-e, selected from the collection of the Kataoka family. Masters...More »

  • poster for “The Collection - The Rise and Fall of Gutai”

    “The Collection - The Rise and Fall of Gutai”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Ceramics
    • 2014-01-11 - 2014-02-09

    1954 saw the establishment of the Gutai group, led by Jiro Yoshihara, with the motto to create a form of art never witnessed before. Over a period of 18 years the group presented numerous exhibitions,...More »

  • poster for “62nd Ashiya City Exhibition”

    “62nd Ashiya City Exhibition”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2013-12-07 - 2013-12-23

    Celebrating the 62nd volume of this annual open call exhibition which first began in 1948! Also including a chance for viewers to nominate their favorite works for a special award.More »

  • poster for Genbi’s New Era for Creations— The Contemporary Art Council 1952–1957

    Genbi’s New Era for Creations— The Contemporary Art Council 1952–1957

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Sculpture
    • 2013-10-19 - 2013-11-24

    The Contemporary Art Council (Genbi) was founded in Osaka in 1952 as a forum for artists interested in developing new creative models to meet and freely discuss their ideas as individuals with restraint...More »

  • poster for Art Picnic Vol. 3: My Home, Your Home Exhibition

    Art Picnic Vol. 3: My Home, Your Home Exhibition

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    • 2013-08-31 - 2013-09-06

    There’s no place like home. A multi-genre group exhibition by eight artists, including those without formal training, and with disabilities, who each give their own take on what “home” means, and the memories...More »

  • poster for 90 Years of Children’s Magazines

    90 Years of Children’s Magazines

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    • 2013-07-15 - 2013-08-18

    This exhibition follows the transition of educational magazines aimed at children, from the Taisho Period to present, giving a unique insight into education and popular culture during an era when children...More »

  • poster for The History and Cultural Assets of Ashiya

    The History and Cultural Assets of Ashiya

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2013-05-18 - 2013-12-23

    Located in Wakayama Prefecture and surrounded by mountains and the sea, the scenery of Ashiya has inspired countless waka poets, and the Ashiya River area has been designated an important cultural site....More »

  • poster for Kumi Sugai + Takesada Matsutani Print Works Collection

    Kumi Sugai + Takesada Matsutani Print Works Collection

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    • Media: Prints - Talks
    • 2013-05-18 - 2013-06-30

    Exhibition of two pioneering contemporary print artists hailing from Ashiya City: Kumi Sagai and Takesada Matsutani. Sagai, who studied art at Osaka School of Fine Arts and went on to become a designer...More »

  • poster for "Three Keystones: Power of the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

    "Three Keystones: Power of the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Talks
    • 2008-06-21 - 2008-08-31

    Since Ashiya City Museum of Art & History opened in 1993, this is its second permanent collection exhibition. The museum has been acquiring artworks under three groupings: Narashige Koide and the artists...More »

  • poster for "The Secret Collection" Exhibition

    "The Secret Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Sculpture
    • 2008-04-12 - 2008-06-08

    The Ashiya City Museum of Art & History currently maintains a collection of about 1400 works. The works mostly concentrate on those by local artists. This exhibition focuses especially on Shizan Uera's...More »

  • Ashita City Sculpture Education Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-03-01 - 2008-03-09
  • poster for "The Slow Life. What is the Real Nature of Being?" Exhibition

    "The Slow Life. What is the Real Nature of Being?" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2008-01-12 - 2008-02-24

    Words such as “slow food”, “slow life” and “LOHAS” allow us to revalue the importance of slowness in our fast-paced lives. By depending on a highly digital and information-based society, we crave high-efficiency...More »

  • poster for "Book Independent" Exhibition

    "Book Independent" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2007-11-23 - 2007-12-24

    *Exhibiting at the 1st and 2nd exhibition room [Image: (c) Book Independent Committee]More »

  • "Paintings of Naniwa Customs, Tatehiko Suga's World" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-10-06 - 2007-11-18

    *Exhibiting at Exhibition Rooms 1 & 2More »

  • poster for "The World of Yonekichi Makino -Delightful Observations of Nature-" Exhibition

    "The World of Yonekichi Makino -Delightful Observations of Nature-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2007-07-21 - 2007-09-24

    This exhibition features scientific reference illustrations by Yonekichi Makino (1900-1987), a pioneer of the field. He had drawn about 30,000 illustrations throughout his life for books like the Kojien,...More »

  • poster for "How to Use the Water in Ashiya: Ecology in the Edo Period" Exhibition

    "How to Use the Water in Ashiya: Ecology in the Edo Period" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Graphics
    • 2007-07-21 - 2007-09-24

    This exhibition focuses on the idea of "water" in Ashiya in the Edo period. The water from the Ashiya river and Okuike have been a great blessing to Ashiya; it has enhanced agricultural and industrial...More »

  • poster for The 59th Ashiya City Exhibition

    The 59th Ashiya City Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Performance Art - Art Competition
    • 2007-06-23 - 2007-07-08

    The exhibition started in 1948 under the slogan, "anyone may participate freely." The museum calls works from the public, and this year there has been an immense amount of applications and thus has slightly...More »

  • poster for "The Beauty of Nishiki -World of Koho-" Exhibition

    "The Beauty of Nishiki -World of Koho-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2007-05-12 - 2007-06-03
  • "Special Display of Ashiya's Cultural Heritage Items" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Graphics - Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-04-07 - 2007-05-06

    *Exhibiting at the Historical Resources Display Room (Rekishi Tenji Shitsu)More »

  • poster for "Exploring the Collection; The Eyes that Travel" Exhibition

    "Exploring the Collection; The Eyes that Travel" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Talks
    • 2007-04-07 - 2007-06-03

    The exhibition introduces artists from Ashiya who have explored outward for inspiration such as Ryohei Ohashi (1895-1943) and Jiro Kamiyama (1895-1945) who both studied in Paris, Yoshie Nakada (1902-1995)...More »

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