The Museum of Kyoto - Past Events

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

  • poster for Jean-Paul Goude “So Far So Goude” presented by BMW with a special CHANEL×GOUDE highlight

    Jean-Paul Goude “So Far So Goude” presented by BMW with a special CHANEL×GOUDE highlight

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-04-14 - 2018-05-13

    Jean-Paul Goude has been widely recognised since the 1980s as a multitalented “image maker” photographer, graphic artist, designer and film director. His vibrant avant-garde style incorporates sexuality...More »

  • poster for Artists’ Fair Kyoto

    Artists’ Fair Kyoto

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Architecture - Sculpture - Video and Film - Animation - Media Arts - Art Fair
    • 2018-02-24 - 2018-02-25

    Kyoto’s first ever art fair for up-and-coming young artists goes beyond the existing framework of an art fair to provide a groundbreaking opportunity for contemporary artists. Directed and curated by a...More »

  • poster for Turner and the Poetics of Landscape

    Turner and the Poetics of Landscape

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-02-17 - 2018-04-15

    Beyond being a great English Romantic painter, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) was a unique master of landscapes, known for his imaginative paintings depicting rolling countrysides and atmospheric...More »

  • poster for Reproducing Great Treasures - A History of Cultural Properties: Benrido, Photography and Collotype

    Reproducing Great Treasures - A History of Cultural Properties: Benrido, Photography and Collotype

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-12-16 - 2018-01-28

    A Benrido 130th Anniversary exhibition that displays full-scale reproductions of Japanese national treasures through by utilizing a printing process known as collotype. [Related Events] Collotype...More »

  • poster for The Pleasure of Japanese Modern Paintings: Wood-one Museum of Art Collection

    The Pleasure of Japanese Modern Paintings: Wood-one Museum of Art Collection

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga
    • 2017-10-03 - 2017-12-03

    An exhibition of modern Japanese paintings, the objective of which is to impart advice on how art can be viewed and enjoyed through an investigation into the artists’ subjects and themes, and the differences...More »

  • poster for Paris Magnum Exhibition

    Paris Magnum Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-07-01 - 2017-09-18

    Presented at Paris’ Hôtel de Ville from December 2014 through March 2015 to great acclaim, this exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos displays a selection of 130 shots of Paris from...More »

  • poster for Yes, We Love Cats Any Time!

    Yes, We Love Cats Any Time!

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Crafts
    • 2017-04-29 - 2017-06-11

    Over the years, Japanese has experienced many “cat booms,” with cats as popular motifs in Kabuki and in Ukiyo-e paintings. The third and fourth floors of the Museum of Kyoto are dedicated to exploring...More »

  • poster for Raphaël Dallaporta “The Elusive Chauvet – Pont-d’Arc Cave”

    Raphaël Dallaporta “The Elusive Chauvet – Pont-d’Arc Cave”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-04-15 - 2017-05-14

    The first exhibition in Japan for Raphaël Dallaporta, a prolific young photographer using investigative and conceptual approaches, features a series of 360-degree images from the Chauvet cave in France,...More »

  • poster for René Groebli “The Eye of Love” supported by Nespresso

    René Groebli “The Eye of Love” supported by Nespresso

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-04-15 - 2017-05-14

    René Groebli’s “The Eye of Love” (1954) is a small photo collection weaving together the story of the photographer’s honeymoon with wife Rita. These snapshots of their travels and Paris and hotel room...More »

  • poster for Kyoto Art for Tomorrow – Selected Artists in Kyoto

    Kyoto Art for Tomorrow – Selected Artists in Kyoto

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Installation - Video and Film - Party - Talks
    • 2017-01-28 - 2017-02-12

    With its sights set on the Olympic year of 2020, this exhibition introduces the next generation of emerging Kyoto-based artists and their fresh works of art created in Kyoto and sent out to the world....More »

  • poster for The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids

    The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2016-10-01 - 2016-12-25

    An exhibition of 100 treasures from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo selected by the Egyptology professor Sakuji Yoshimura, including the “Three Golden Masks” of the Golden Mask of King Amenemopet (one of the...More »

  • poster for Art and Archaeology: The Silent Voices of Materials and Soil

    Art and Archaeology: The Silent Voices of Materials and Soil

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2016-07-23 - 2016-09-11

    Introducing works of arts and crafts in the possession of Kyoto Prefecture and other excellent works related to Kyoto. [Related Events] Forum Date: Aug.30 (Tues) 13:00-17:00 Admission: Free (Reservation...More »

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    Salvador Dali

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2016-07-09 - 2016-09-04

    An impressive exhibition showcasing the work of prominent Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali, with over 200 striking and dream-like works on display. [Related Events] Lecture Date: Jul.18...More »

  • poster for English Garden: The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew – Showcase for Flowers and Plants of the World

    English Garden: The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew – Showcase for Flowers and Plants of the World

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Crafts
    • 2016-04-29 - 2016-06-26

    A landscape filled with diverse and beautiful flowering plants, skillfully arranged to reveal constantly changing vistas that make the most of the natural surroundings—these are the hallmarks of the English...More »

  • poster for Jissoin Temple Exhibition

    Jissoin Temple Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Sculpture
    • 2016-02-20 - 2016-04-17

    Jissoin in Iwakura, Kyoto is a notable temple headed by monks from the aristocracy and Imperial Family. Documents recording prestigious ceremonies held at Jissoin and other works tracing the history of...More »

  • poster for Kyoto Institute of Technology Graduate School Design Department 2016 Graduation Exhibition

    Kyoto Institute of Technology Graduate School Design Department 2016 Graduation Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Product
    • 2016-02-18 - 2016-02-21

    Presenting works of graphic, product, and interior design by 2016 graduates. [Related Event] Excellence Awards Presentation Date: Feb. 20 (Sat) 13:30-14:30, 14:40-17:30 Please see the official website...More »

  • poster for Emerging Artists Selection – Rimpa Forever

    Emerging Artists Selection – Rimpa Forever

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2016-01-30 - 2016-02-14

    This exhibition aiming to foster young artists and revitalize Kyoto arts and crafts introduces the works of emerging creatives active in Kyoto. [Related Event] Artist talk by Taro Yamamoto Date: Jan....More »

  • poster for The History and Culture of the Museum of Kyoto Neighborhood

    The History and Culture of the Museum of Kyoto Neighborhood

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2016-01-16 - 2016-02-21

    The Museum of Kyoto faces Sanjo Street to the south and Aneyakoji Street to the north. Sanjo Street, the point of departure for the Tokaido Road running from Kyoto to Edo, was traveled by many writers...More »

  • poster for The Gift Box 2015

    The Gift Box 2015

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2015-12-23 - 2015-12-24

    An exhibit-sale and free mini concert brought to you by the young creators and performers of Kyoto City University of Arts. The creators themselves will man the booths, selling products, accessories and...More »

  • poster for Senyo Ogawa “Living Freely”

    Senyo Ogawa “Living Freely”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-12-08 - 2016-01-31

    Presenting 140 Buddhist paintings, Western-style paintings, manga, Nihonga paintings, sketches, crafts, and other works spanning the career of Senyo Ogawa (1882-1971), a prolific and diversely talented...More »

  • Tango, Japan’s Hometown

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    • 2015-12-05 - 2016-01-17

    The town of Tango in northern Kyoto is known for traditional crafts such as glass beads and high-grade silk. This exhibition explores its past and present in four themes: exchange, folklore, sacred places,...More »

  • poster for The Japanese Spirit and Chinese Scholarship – Exchanges Between Kyoto and East Asia in Archeology

    The Japanese Spirit and Chinese Scholarship – Exchanges Between Kyoto and East Asia in Archeology

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-11-28 - 2016-01-11

    Marking the 35th anniversary of the Kyoto Prefecture Research Center for Archeological Properties, this exhibition spotlighting Kyoto history explores human and material exchanges between the city and...More »

  • poster for Mt. Tokusa – Jewel of the Gion Festival

    Mt. Tokusa – Jewel of the Gion Festival

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-11-14 - 2016-01-24

    Artwork depicting Mt. Tokusa, some featuring scenes of the Gion Festival.More »

  • poster for Yomei Bunko Foundation Exhibition: The Konoe Aristocracy – Imperial and Regent Portraits and Records

    Yomei Bunko Foundation Exhibition: The Konoe Aristocracy – Imperial and Regent Portraits and Records

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-09-19 - 2015-11-15

    The Kyoto-based Yomei Bunko Foundation keeps a collection of valuable historical documents and materials from the Heian period onward. Portraits and articles of historical and Imperial record related to...More »

  • poster for Rakuyo Sanjusansho Reopening 10th Anniversary Exhibition

    Rakuyo Sanjusansho Reopening 10th Anniversary Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-09-18 - 2015-11-23

    This exhibition introduces highlights of the Rakuyo Sanjusansho, a pilgrimage route in Kyoto dating to the Heian period with stops at 33 temples dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. The route faded away...More »

  • poster for Modern Kyoto Rimpa – A World of Refined Abstract Beauty

    Modern Kyoto Rimpa – A World of Refined Abstract Beauty

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-09-16 - 2015-09-22

    In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the Rimpa School of art, the Museum of Kyoto presents a sixth-floor exhibition of works by the modern Kyoto Rimpa artist Akira Fujinami. These pieces feature...More »

  • poster for 20th Find Eyes – Contemporary Literati Exhibition

    20th Find Eyes – Contemporary Literati Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2015-09-09 - 2015-09-13

    The Kyoto Finder Club is a diverse group of individuals from various backgrounds who meet to discuss culture and art, pursing a unique sophistication detached from common thought. They explore the appeal...More »

  • poster for Leonardo da Vinci and The Battle of Anghiari -The Mystery of Tavola Doria-

    Leonardo da Vinci and The Battle of Anghiari -The Mystery of Tavola Doria-

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-08-22 - 2015-11-23

    “The Battle of Cascina” is an unfinished fresco painted by Michelangelo on a wall of the Salone dei Cinquecento in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio. Though preliminary drawings and compositional cartoons were...More »

  • poster for The Hosokawa Family Eisei Bunko Collection 8: Modern Painting

    The Hosokawa Family Eisei Bunko Collection 8: Modern Painting

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2015-07-17 - 2015-09-13

    The Eisei Bunko Collection was founded by the 16th lord Moritatsu Hosokawa (1883-1970), known as an outstanding collection of modern Zen painting, swords, Japanese armor, and archeological artifacts, and...More »

  • poster for The Gion Festival - The History and Culture of the Yamahoko Parade

    The Gion Festival - The History and Culture of the Yamahoko Parade

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-06-27 - 2015-08-23

    The first Gion Matsuri, one of Japan’s oldest goryo-e festivals, was held in the early Heian period, in 863, as a religious purification ritual to stop the spreading of devastating plagues. In the Muromachi...More »

  • poster for Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Passing of Ieyasu Tokugawa – Grand Sekigahara Exhibition

    Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Passing of Ieyasu Tokugawa – Grand Sekigahara Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-06-02 - 2015-07-26

    The “Grand Sekigahara exhibition” celebrates the 400th anniversary of the passing of Ieyasu Tokugawa, and is the ultimate exhibition about the Battle of Sekigahara, held on a record-breaking scale in three...More »

  • poster for The Beauty of Rimpa Alive in Kyoto— Japanese Paintings and Crafts by 200 Contemporary Artists

    The Beauty of Rimpa Alive in Kyoto— Japanese Paintings and Crafts by 200 Contemporary Artists

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2015-04-25 - 2015-05-17

    Four centuries after its birth, the spirit of the Rimpa school of art, which runs through the veins of Japanese culture, still lives in Kyoto. For this occasion, the Museum of Kyoto presents new Rimpa-inspired...More »

  • poster for Beniitajime – The Dyeing Method that Added Color to the Lives of Ordinary People

    Beniitajime – The Dyeing Method that Added Color to the Lives of Ordinary People

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2015-04-24 - 2015-07-12

    Beniitajime is a method of dyeing widely used from the latter half of the Edo period to the Meiji period. It involves placing the fabric to be dyed between template boards and holding it in place using...More »

  • poster for Cho-Kyoto Art Kyoto 2015

    Cho-Kyoto Art Kyoto 2015

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    • 2015-04-24 - 2015-04-26

    The 5th Cho-Kyoto Contemporary Art Fair will be held at The Museum of Kyoto and Chion Sha. An active venue, The Museum of Kyoto hosts a gallery featuring Japanese works on the 5th Floor as well as a specialist...More »

  • poster for Gion Matsuri Festival – The Treasure of the Niwatorihoko

    Gion Matsuri Festival – The Treasure of the Niwatorihoko

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-04-11 - 2015-06-21

    The float parade of the Gion Matsuri Festival captures the imagination of its spectators, as it brings together the rich history and tradition only found in Kyoto. The sheer hugeness of the floats (“hoko”),...More »

  • poster for Treasures From Shogoin— The Temple  of Imperial Monks and Mountain Ascetics

    Treasures From Shogoin— The Temple of Imperial Monks and Mountain Ascetics

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    • Media: Graphics - Crafts
    • 2015-03-21 - 2015-05-10

    The elegant Shogoin Temple in Rakuto, Kyoto boasts a long history of members of the nobility and imperial family serving as its priests. Its lecture room and halls, which became a provisional imperial...More »

  • poster for Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015

    Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2015-03-07 - 2015-05-10

    Alexander Zahlten has curated a selection of Japanese and other films from the 1960s through the present day as part of the screening program, with a focus on “East Asia as seen in Japanese cinema.” This...More »

  • poster for Painting Kyoto

    Painting Kyoto

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-03-01 - 2015-04-12

    Introducing the impressive collection of folding screens from the National Museum of Japanese History, the history and culture of Kyoto is illustrated through paintings, literature, and various other materials. [Related...More »

  • poster for The Hosokawa Family Eisei Bunko Collection 7: The World of Zen Calligraphy and Painting

    The Hosokawa Family Eisei Bunko Collection 7: The World of Zen Calligraphy and Painting

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    • Media: Graphics - Party
    • 2015-02-17 - 2015-03-15

    Centered on the collection of the Hosokawa family, an Edo-period daimyo clan that ruled over the Kumamoto domain, the Eisei Bunko Collection possesses many examples of outstanding art from throughout Japanese...More »

  • poster for Kyoto Institute of Technology Graduation Exhibition

    Kyoto Institute of Technology Graduation Exhibition

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    • 2015-02-11 - 2015-02-16

    A final exhibition by graduating students of the Kyoto Institute of Technology.More »

  • WAC in Kyoto: The Archeologists of Modern Kyoto

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    • Media: Product
    • 2015-02-07 - 2015-04-19

    The Next World Archaeological Congress (WAC), also known as the “Archeology Olympics,” will be held in Kyoto. In celebration of this announcement, the Museum of Kyoto presents an exhibition on the modern...More »

  • poster for Selected New Artists Exhibition Celebrating 400 Years of Rimpa – Rimpa; From Tradition to Creation

    Selected New Artists Exhibition Celebrating 400 Years of Rimpa – Rimpa; From Tradition to Creation

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-01-24 - 2015-02-08

    This exhibition will introduce young artists who are based in Kyoto, aiming to promote their artworks from Kyoto to the world. Eight graduates and degree holders were chosen this year.More »

  • poster for 460 Years of Chiso— The Cultural History of a Venerable Kyoto Kimono Maker

    460 Years of Chiso— The Cultural History of a Venerable Kyoto Kimono Maker

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2015-01-06 - 2015-02-11

    Displaying paintings, folding screens, weavings, and other items from the collection of Chiso, a kimono maker that began creating clothing for Buddhist clergy in 1555. [Related Event] Gallery Talk Speaker:...More »

  • poster for The Gift Box 2014 - Special Gifts Proposed by Artists

    The Gift Box 2014 - Special Gifts Proposed by Artists

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2014-12-23 - 2014-12-23

    Transforming the Museum of Kyoto Annex into a huge gift box, this large-scale exhibition of handicraft works, accessories, and miscellaneous goods will invite artists themselves to represent each booth. ...More »

  • poster for Hisamitsu Noguchi “Cinema Graphics”

    Hisamitsu Noguchi “Cinema Graphics”

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing - Video and Film
    • 2014-10-07 - 2014-12-07

    Hisamitsu Noguchi exerted an enormous impact on Japanese graphic design. In addition to working on the cutting-edge of film poster design, he also created art for record jackets, magazines, mystery novels,...More »

  • poster for Space Brothers Exhibition

    Space Brothers Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2014-07-30 - 2014-09-23

    Popular Japanese manga “Space Brothers,” depicting a story about two brothers dreaming of becoming astronauts together, will hold its first large scale exhibit. The exhibit honors the wishes of the author...More »

  • poster for Seiki Kuroda Exhibition

    Seiki Kuroda Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2014-06-07 - 2014-07-21

    This year’s exhibition focuses on Seiki Kuroda(1866-1924), a prominent artist noted for leading the Western-style oil painting movement throughout the Meiji and Taisho eras. Kuroda studied painting in...More »

  • poster for Mars, A Photographic Exploration

    Mars, A Photographic Exploration

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2014-04-19 - 2014-05-11

    Artist Shiro Takatani presents a video installation of high-resolution photos taken by a Nasa research satellite. These startling beautiful images of a landscape formed over the course of three billion...More »

  • poster for “Impressionists at the Waterside Depicting Urban Resorts: Paris, the Seine and Normandy”

    “Impressionists at the Waterside Depicting Urban Resorts: Paris, the Seine and Normandy”

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2014-03-11 - 2014-05-11

    The Impressionists of the 19th century brought a new focus to the waterside leisure spots of France, celebrating an abundance of nature and a time of relaxation. With the riverside resorts of the Seine...More »

  • poster for Selected Artists in Kyoto: The Way of Parasophia

    Selected Artists in Kyoto: The Way of Parasophia

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2014-01-25 - 2014-02-09

    In the year leading up to “Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015” and the 400th anniversary of the Rimpa school of art, the museum aims to discover and cultivate the talents...More »

  • poster for “Sato Taisei : A Retrospective Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Artist’s Brith “

    “Sato Taisei : A Retrospective Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Artist’s Brith “

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2013-12-22 - 2014-02-09

    Taisei Sato had the remarkable ability to capture the singular moment of wonder when we come to encounter beauty in nature and freeze it in his nihonga work in a state of eternity. This exhibition pays...More »

  • poster for Kyoto: A Time Capsule of Beauty

    Kyoto: A Time Capsule of Beauty

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    • Media: Painting - Ceramics
    • 2013-09-12 - 2013-12-01

    An exhibition to commemorate 25 years since the opening of the Museum of Kyoto with pieces from various Kyoto museums and important private collections. Featured are masterworks of painting and scrolls...More »

  • poster for Yae no Sakura: Her Life and Legacy — A special exhibition of NHK’s 2013 historical drama

    Yae no Sakura: Her Life and Legacy — A special exhibition of NHK’s 2013 historical drama

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    • 2013-07-13 - 2013-09-01

    This exhibition explores the history of Yae Niijima, the heroine of NHK’s annual period drama for 2013, “Yae no Sakura.” Born to a weapons maker in the Aizu Domain, Yae Niijima took up arms alongside...More »

  • poster for "Excursion into the Beauty of Kyoto" Exhibition

    "Excursion into the Beauty of Kyoto" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-06-19 - 2008-07-21

    What is the beauty of Kyoto? It is not easy to find the proper words for this. However, paintings are capable of bringing some aspects to light. Kyoto is blessed with many artworks that painters created...More »

  • poster for "The Millennium of The Tale of Genji" Exhibition

    "The Millennium of The Tale of Genji" Exhibition

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

    The Tale of the Genji is a Japanese novel that depicts the joy and pain of love. In 1008, the novel was read in the royal court. This year, the museum celebrates its 20th year of existence along with the...More »

  • poster for "Art of Kenzan and Korin" Exhibition

    "Art of Kenzan and Korin" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2008-03-08 - 2008-04-13

    This exhibition features Kenzan Ogata, lacquerer in the Edo period and his brother and painter Korin Ogata. It attempts to examine the masterpieces by Kenzan with a new perspective based on new findings...More »

  • poster for "Yasunari Kawabata and Kaii Higashiyama: The World of Resonant Beauty" Exhibition

    "Yasunari Kawabata and Kaii Higashiyama: The World of Resonant Beauty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-01-16 - 2008-02-24

    It is a well known fact that Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972), a Nobel Prize winner in Literature, and Kaii Higashiyama(1908-99), a leading figure of Japanese painting, maintained a strong friendship. In...More »

  • poster for "Quiet Feelings" Exhibition

    "Quiet Feelings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2008-01-16 - 2008-02-24

    This exhibition features works that express quiet feelings by various artists from the collection. *Exhibiting at 3F Art and Craft Exhibition Room [Image: Setsuko Mihashi "The Goddess from Yogo" (1975)]...More »

  • Kyoto Kogei Biennale 2008

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics - Art Competition
    • 2008-01-04 - 2008-01-27

    Throughout history, Kyoto has developed a sophisticated arts and craft culture. Kyoto prefecture has always engaged in fostering the development of this culture through art competitions and nurturing new...More »

  • poster for "Tiles from Heian Palace" Exhibition

    "Tiles from Heian Palace" Exhibition

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    • 2007-12-18 - 2008-04-20

    During the Heian period, the basic urban structure of Kyoto that uses the grid system was established. However, the buildings that were present then are now lost. This exhibition features the roof tiles...More »

  • poster for "Collection & Restoration" Exhibition

    "Collection & Restoration" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-12-11 - 2008-01-14

    Kyoto has a long history of arts and crafts. In recognition of this culture, Kyoto prefecture has collected modern and contemporary artworks and crafts, and has also actively restored those that were damaged. This...More »

  • Amuse Art Jam 2007 in Kyoto

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Installation - Product - Video and Film - Art Competition
    • 2007-12-01 - 2007-12-02

    "Amuse Art Jam" is presented by Amuse Inc. and consists of artwork competitions "Art Jam Grand Prix" and "Art Jam Competition". Both call for designs, creative characters and ideas that could be realized...More »

  • poster for "Reading the Seigan Temple Byobu" Exhibition

    "Reading the Seigan Temple Byobu" Exhibition

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    • 2007-11-06 - 2007-12-16

    This exhibition features a byobu (folding screen) of the early Edo period that describes people's daily lives around Seigan Temple in the Sanjo Teramachi area. *Exhibiting at the Special Exhibition area...More »

  • poster for "The Treasures of the Topkapi Palace and the Magnificent Ottoman Dynasty" Exhibition

    "The Treasures of the Topkapi Palace and the Magnificent Ottoman Dynasty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-10-06 - 2007-12-02

    Since ancient times, Istanbul has flourished as a center of interaction between Asia and Europe, where different types of politics, economy, and cultures meet. In the late 13th century, the Turkish revolutionaries...More »

  • poster for "Nazca, Wonder of the World: Messages Etched on the Desert Floor" Exhibition

    "Nazca, Wonder of the World: Messages Etched on the Desert Floor" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-08-04 - 2007-09-24

    Nazca’s lines and geoglyphs are considered as the eighth world wonder, and it is believed that these monumental images in the Nazca Desert were created by between 200BC and 700AD. This exhibition features...More »

  • poster for "The Modern Export Craft: Kyoto's Shippou" Exhibition

    "The Modern Export Craft: Kyoto's Shippou" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-07-31 - 2007-11-04

    Shippou was the prime of craft that was exported from Japan, and was very popular in Europe for its beautiful surface. During the mid-Meiji era, many stores carried Shippou, but the numbers diminished...More »

  • poster for "The Shining Princess 'Tiara Exhibition' -the Elegant World of Jewelry" Exhibition

    "The Shining Princess 'Tiara Exhibition' -the Elegant World of Jewelry" Exhibition

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    • 2007-06-09 - 2007-07-22

    Tiaras have decorated the heads of noble women like shining stars. Jewels are sprinkled on the structure like frosting. Only those with enough fortune and social status can wear them on a very special...More »

  • poster for The Marubeni Collection "Paintings and Costume; the Masterpieces of Beauty"

    The Marubeni Collection "Paintings and Costume; the Masterpieces of Beauty"

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    • Media: Painting - Fashion
    • 2007-04-13 - 2007-05-27

    The Marubeni Company's collection includes two genres; there is the textile and costume collection and the oil painting collection. The painting collection consists of works by Botticelli, the famous Italian...More »

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