Kobe City Museum - Past Events

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

  • poster for Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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    • 2017-10-28 - 2018-02-04

    The collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), one of the world’s foremost in terms of quality and scale, was built by Boston citizens, private collectors, and companies without financial support...More »

  • poster for Sol Levante nel Rinascimento Italiano

    Sol Levante nel Rinascimento Italiano

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    • Media: Painting - Product - Crafts
    • 2017-04-22 - 2017-07-17

    The Tensho Embassy was sent from Japan to visit to the Pope and kings of Europe in 1582. This exhibition introduces art from the Italian cities the Embassy visited during its journey. Displays include...More »

  • poster for A Journey to the Land of Immortals - Treasures of Ancient Greece

    A Journey to the Land of Immortals - Treasures of Ancient Greece

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-12-23 - 2017-04-02

    This exhibition showcases sculptures, fresco paintings, and metal objects from Greece. Let us set off on a journey through Greek art, which blossomed from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic periods in various...More »

  • poster for The Old Matsukata Collection – The Dreams of Kojiro Matsukata

    The Old Matsukata Collection – The Dreams of Kojiro Matsukata

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Sculpture - Product
    • 2016-09-17 - 2016-11-27

    This exhibition of some 160 works includes art from the National Museum of Western Art; some 90 works of painting, sculpture, tapestry, and furniture from the Matsukata Collection, given to museums around...More »

  • poster for From the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Kuniyoshi & Kunisada

    From the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Kuniyoshi & Kunisada

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2016-06-18 - 2016-08-28

    In the Edo period (1603–1868), when there were no televisions or magazines, Ukiyo-e served as the equivalent of modern-day pinups for celebrities and as an important medium for presenting the latest entertainment...More »

  • poster for The History and Culture of Suma - Inherited Memories

    The History and Culture of Suma - Inherited Memories

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2016-02-06 - 2016-03-21

    One of Kobe’s wards, Suma, is a place of scenic beauty surrounded by mountains and the sea. In this exhibition, one national treasure and seven pieces identified as important cultural properties are presented...More »

  • poster for The British Museum Exhibiton: A History of the World in 100 Objects

    The British Museum Exhibiton: A History of the World in 100 Objects

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product
    • 2015-09-20 - 2016-01-11

    A selection of 100 objects from the British Museum’s collection of seven million tell the story of the history of the world. From the earliest stone tools from Africa to contemporary credit cards, these...More »

  • poster for Kunsthaus Zurich Exhibition - From the Impressionists to the Surrealists

    Kunsthaus Zurich Exhibition - From the Impressionists to the Surrealists

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2015-01-31 - 2015-05-10

    A unique opportunity to enjoy masterpieces of artists who have strong ties with Switzerland such as Ferdinand Hodler, Alberto Giacometti, and Oskar Kokoschka. In addition, this exhibition presents a concentrated...More »

  • poster for Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Talks
    • 2014-10-13 - 2015-01-12

    From the extensive Egyptian collection of the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York about 200 masterpieces associated with women in ancient Egypt will be shown in Japan for the first time. The...More »

  • poster for Giyaman Exhibition: Imported glass and Japan

    Giyaman Exhibition: Imported glass and Japan

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2014-07-05 - 2014-09-15

    In the late Edo period, the high-quality glassware imported from Europe was called “Giyaman” to distinguish it from the common Japan-made glass. The word “Giyaman” originates from the Portuguese word for...More »

  • poster for Nanban Art Loved by Hajime Ikenaga

    Nanban Art Loved by Hajime Ikenaga

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-07-05 - 2014-08-17

    A comprehensive introduction to the world of Nanban art from the collection of Kobe’s Hajime Ikenaga. The displayed works include the Important Cultural Property “Francisco de Xavier Statue” and the folding...More »

  • poster for Hokusai From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Hokusai From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2014-04-26 - 2014-06-22

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was an ukiyo-e artist active in the late Edo period. For seventy years, until his death in his ninetieth year, he was relentless in his experimentation with new artistic...More »

  • poster for Turner “The British Master of Landscape Painting”

    Turner “The British Master of Landscape Painting”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2014-01-11 - 2014-04-06

    Born in 18th century London J.M.W Turner showed artistic genius from an early age, becoming known as a gifted watercolorist in his mere teens and going on to prove his mastery as he developed into oil...More »

  • poster for Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition: 300 Years of French Painting

    Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition: 300 Years of French Painting

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-09-28 - 2013-12-08

    French painting in Russia was all the rage: members of the Imperial family starting with Catherine II to the aristocracy and later the new class of wealthy to emerge in the 19th century with the industrial...More »

  • poster for Louvre Museum Exhibition

    Louvre Museum Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-04-26 - 2008-07-06

    To mark 150 years of Franco-Japanese relations the Kobe City Museum is holding the "Louvre Museum Exhibition, the Beauty of the French Court". At the French royal court of the 18th century saw the flowering...More »

  • poster for "The Joy of Maps" Exhibition

    "The Joy of Maps" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2008-03-01 - 2008-03-30

    Maps come in different forms, sizes, and purposes; there are those that are used in schools to teach children how to navigate, and those that are used as motifs on products for their design factor. During...More »

  • poster for "Biography Exoticism" Exhibition

    "Biography Exoticism" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2008-03-01 - 2008-03-30

    When we look at artworks and historical materials, we first think about its artists and authors. However, we should also pay attention to people who played the important role in the development of art....More »

  • "Painting Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-02-20 - 2008-04-17
  • poster for Masterpieces of Ukiyo-E From the Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition

    Masterpieces of Ukiyo-E From the Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Talks
    • 2008-01-12 - 2008-02-17

    The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is one of the major museums in Britain. Its vast collection includes approximately 25,000 Japanese Ukiyo-e. 160 works by Ukiyo-e masters such as Utamaro and Hokusai...More »

  • poster for "The Lost Empires: Inca, Maya and Aztec" Exhibition

    "The Lost Empires: Inca, Maya and Aztec" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-10-03 - 2007-12-24

    Thousands of years ago, Central and South America had three major empires built by the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans. The exhibition will feature approximately 220 pieces found in these empires with additional...More »

  • poster for "The Blue from the West -Looking at Prussian Blue" Exhibition

    "The Blue from the West -Looking at Prussian Blue" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2007-07-21 - 2007-09-02

    In 1704, the Prussian blue was first introduced in Europe as a mixed pigment. This "Western blue" has been accepted as a prominent part of painting, and has also influenced Japanese prints. The exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Celebrating 140 Years of Kobe Port: Summer Museum for Children and Parents" Exhibition

    "Celebrating 140 Years of Kobe Port: Summer Museum for Children and Parents" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Talks
    • 2007-07-21 - 2007-09-02

    Last year, the museum held the “When ‘Reality’ Pops Out From Textbooks” exhibition, which was designed for parents and their children. This year, the exhibition focuses on the history of Kobe port and...More »

  • poster for The British Museum "Mummy: the Inside Story "

    The British Museum "Mummy: the Inside Story "

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2007-03-17 - 2007-06-17

    The British Museum's exhibit "Mummy: the inside story" displayed its reputable ancient Egyptian art collection around the United States. Now, the exhibition will be available for viewing in Kobe featuring...More »

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