Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City - Past Events

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

  • poster for Ken Takakura Retrospective

    Ken Takakura Retrospective

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2018-04-07 - 2018-05-27

    Ken Takakura appeared in 205 films, leaving his mark on an entire era of yakuza films and acting in many famous and high-profile works. In his later years, he was the actor that Japanese moviegoers most...More »

  • poster for Collection Acquisitions Show

    Collection Acquisitions Show

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

    Nishinomiya City’s Otani Memorial Art Museum acquired 73 new works through donation in 2016. The eleven artists include Etsuko Kawamura, who was featured in a solo exhibition in 2016, Naoko Matsuhara,...More »

  • poster for Leonard Foujita Private on Works

    Leonard Foujita Private on Works

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Prints - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2018-01-13 - 2018-02-25

    An exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the artist’s death, the focus here is on the illustrative works of Leonard Foujita. Establishing his reputation as a painter in France, Foujita also proactively...More »

  • poster for Art x Plants?! An Artful Harvest

    Art x Plants?! An Artful Harvest

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

    Exhibiting Nihonga, Western-style paintings, ceramics, and other works from the museum’s collection relating to the themes “plant forms,” “seasons and plants, and “life with plants.” Cards with facts and...More »

  • poster for 2017 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Exhibition

    2017 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2017-08-19 - 2017-09-24

    The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is an important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. Taking place every year in the ancient city of Bologna in the northern...More »

  • poster for Etuko Tajima “Records of Clay and Glass”

    Etuko Tajima “Records of Clay and Glass”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Ceramics
    • 2017-06-10 - 2017-07-30

    Etuko Tajima’s works are full of life, using the qualities embodied in clay and glass to explore the potential of self-expression. This exhibition focuses on Etuko Tajima’s installation work from the 80s...More »

  • poster for The 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Keinosuke Ito

    The 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Keinosuke Ito

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-05-13 - 2017-07-30

    This exhibition marking the 120th anniversary of the birth of artist Keinosuke Ito features major works from the collection with a focus on paintings he created while in Europe. Some 20 works, including...More »

  • poster for Nishinomiya Rimpa: Joshunsai Katsube

    Nishinomiya Rimpa: Joshunsai Katsube

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-04-01 - 2017-05-07

    The first museum exhibition for the Nishinomiya artist Joshunsai Katsube features more than 50 of his most important Rimpa school paintings. Works by contemporaries and artists who learned from Katsube...More »

  • poster for Seasonal Variations in Nihonga Paintings

    Seasonal Variations in Nihonga Paintings

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-01-03 - 2017-02-12

    Japanese art expresses the beauty of each season in paintings in the Kachofugetsu (flower, bird, wind, moon) and Setsugekka (snow, moon, flower) styles. The Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City...More »

  • poster for Marimekko Exhibition

    Marimekko Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Fashion - Crafts
    • 2016-10-08 - 2016-11-27

    Marimekko is a Finnish design house celebrated worldwide for its original prints and colours. Founded in 1951 by a visionary woman Armi Ratia, Marimekko is said to be one of the world’s first real lifestyle...More »

  • poster for Etsuko Kawamura: Just Another Season

    Etsuko Kawamura: Just Another Season

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-06-11 - 2016-07-31

    In addition to paintings from her representative lotus series, Etsuko Kawamura’s early works with motifs of classical Italian art, folding screens and hanging scrolls inspired by East Asian art, recent...More »

  • poster for Swiss Design Exhibition

    Swiss Design Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Graphics - Product
    • 2016-04-02 - 2016-05-29

    As a country that has chosen its own path and declared permanent neutrality, Switzerland also receives much attention from around the world for its unique and high quality designs. Known for its practicality...More »

  • poster for Beauty and Dress – With New Collection Works

    Beauty and Dress – With New Collection Works

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-01-02 - 2016-02-14

    Presenting around fifty Nihonga and oil paintings on the themes of beauty and clothing, with a focus on bijinga (paintings of beautiful women) and female portraits. Among the displays are new additions...More »

  • poster for Matsutani Currents

    Matsutani Currents

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2015-10-10 - 2015-12-06

    A member of Kansai’s renowned Gutai Art Association, Takesada Matsutani’s signature style combines black pencil drawings and glue. This comprehensive exhibition in his home town, Nishinomiya City, will...More »

  • poster for 2015 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Exhibition

    2015 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2015-08-22 - 2015-09-27

    The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is an important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. Taking place every year in the ancient city of Bologna in the northern...More »

  • poster for Masanobu Masatoshi: A Gutai Painter

    Masanobu Masatoshi: A Gutai Painter

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-06-13 - 2015-08-02

    This posthumous exhibition commemorates 20 years since the death of Masatoshi Masanobu, a remarkable artist with strong Gutai connections but also strongly representative of postwar art history as an independent...More »

  • poster for Contemporary Masterpieces Collection Exhibition

    Contemporary Masterpieces Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-05-16 - 2015-06-07

    20 contemporary works by French and Japanese artists are on display.More »

  • poster for Enjoying Suiboku and Masterpieces Together - Selected Works from the Suiboku Museum Toyama

    Enjoying Suiboku and Masterpieces Together - Selected Works from the Suiboku Museum Toyama

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

    In celebration of 90th anniversary since the formation of Nishinomiya City, 42 representative pieces from the Suiboku Museum Toyama are on display. [Related Events] Lecture Date: Apr.4 (Sat) From...More »

  • poster for Fiction and Reality

    Fiction and Reality

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-02-21 - 2015-03-22

    In order to make works of art, there are two general methods. The first is to use the imagination and ideas in order to create “fictional” work. The second method is for the artist to reproduce the object...More »

  • poster for The Genealogy of Snowy Landscapes

    The Genealogy of Snowy Landscapes

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

    An exhibition that features and traces the development of paintings depicting snowy landscapes in winter. The popular inclusion of snowfall in paintings has heightened appreciation for the beauty of this...More »

  • poster for Simondoll

    Simondoll

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-10-11 - 2014-11-30

    A special collection of work from this leader of doll making in Japan. Having begun to make dolls during his childhood years he came across the work of Hans Bellmer in 1965 and was further inspired to...More »

  • poster for 2014 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Exhibition

    2014 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2014-08-23 - 2014-09-28

    The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is an important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. Taking place every year in the ancient city of Bologna in the northern...More »

  • poster for Yasuyoshi Sugiura “Natural History of Ceramics - Making Nature”

    Yasuyoshi Sugiura “Natural History of Ceramics - Making Nature”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-06-07 - 2014-08-03

    With the unveiling of his “Ceramic Forest” series in 1994 Yasuyoshi Sugiura has perfected over the years a true fusion of nature with the medium of ceramics. Well known for his open air installations featured...More »

  • poster for From the Collection: The Age of Western Painting

    From the Collection: The Age of Western Painting

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2014-04-05 - 2014-05-25

    Western painting often refers to oil painting. Since the Meiji era, artists hoping to absorb Western visual culture have produced Japanese-style oil paintings of unique landscapes, and these works transcend...More »

  • poster for Flying Expressions— New Selections

    Flying Expressions— New Selections

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2014-02-22 - 2014-03-30

    Introducing works added to the museum collection in 2012 by artists including the Nihonga painters Maki Yamashita and Ryonosuke Shimomura and the sculptor Jun Tsukawaki. These artists continue to push...More »

  • poster for 2013 Bologna International Children’s Book Illustrators Exhibition

    2013 Bologna International Children’s Book Illustrators Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2013-08-17 - 2013-09-23

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the most important international gathering of professionals involved in children’s publishing. This exhibition is part of...More »

  • poster for Osamu Kokufu “Cosmosphere”

    Osamu Kokufu “Cosmosphere”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-06-22 - 2013-07-28

    Osamu Kokufu brings plants into mechanical environments, for instance motor vehicles, bikes or propellers, to create large-scale installations. His works seek to question man’s relationship with machines...More »

  • poster for "Art Toward the Society: Realism in Korean Art 1945-2005" Exhibition

    "Art Toward the Society: Realism in Korean Art 1945-2005" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2008-05-24 - 2008-06-29

    "People's Art" arose from Korea's unique traditions and the campaign for democracy. Taking 109 pieces from the Korean National Modern Art Museum's collection of paintings and sculptures, the currents of...More »

  • poster for "Reflection: Six Artists From Nishinomiya" Exhibition

    "Reflection: Six Artists From Nishinomiya" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2008-04-05 - 2008-05-11

    Nishinomiya is a city located between two major cities, Kobe and Osaka. With a temperate climate, the city is known for its liquor production. Since the Meiji period, with the advancement of the railway...More »

  • poster for New Acquisitions Exhibition

    New Acquisitions Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2008-02-23 - 2008-03-30

    The exhibition features works that were newly acquired in 2006. [Image: Isao Nishimura "The Inside of Metro" (1984)]More »

  • poster for "Aesthetics of Modern Painting" Exhibition

    "Aesthetics of Modern Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-01-02 - 2008-02-11

    Amidst the social and political changes that occurred modern Japan, Japanese painting also changed drastically. As the western style of painting became increasingly popular, traditional Japanese painting...More »

  • "Subjects in Oil Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-11-29 - 2007-12-16

    The exhibition features portrait, landscape and still life paintings. The exhibiting artists are related strongly with Nishinomiya-shi.More »

  • poster for Chiseki Kimura Exhibition

    Chiseki Kimura Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Talks
    • 2007-10-13 - 2007-11-25

    This is a memorial exhibition of Chiseki Kimura (1907-1983) in celebration of his 100th birthday. Art Talk: October 27th (Sat), November 10th (Sat) 14:00- [Image: "Ennou Enju" (1983)]More »

  • poster for "2007 Bologna International Children's Book Illustration Contest" Exhibition

    "2007 Bologna International Children's Book Illustration Contest" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Art Competition
    • 2007-08-25 - 2007-09-30

    The children's book fair that takes place in Bologna, Italy, holds the largest children's book illustration competition in the world. Every artist is entitled to win, as long as their portfolio consists...More »

  • poster for Yukio Fujimoto "Philosophical Toys"

    Yukio Fujimoto "Philosophical Toys"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2007-06-30 - 2007-08-05

    Yukio Fujimoto has created performances and installations that utilize electronic equipment. Since the 1980s, he has created sound-based sculptures using a musical box. His works that have constantly questioned...More »

  • poster for "Painter, Aizo Tsuji and His Surroundings" Exhibition

    "Painter, Aizo Tsuji and His Surroundings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-05-26 - 2007-06-17

    Aizo Tsuji was born in Minami Semba, Osaka. In 1910, he started studying Japanese painting, but converted to western painting (oil painting) in 1912, when studying under Rinsaku Akamatsu. In 1915, he went...More »

  • poster for "Beauty Portraits of the World" Exhibition

    "Beauty Portraits of the World" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Graphics
    • 2007-04-07 - 2007-05-20

    Bijinga (Beauty portraits; Japanese paintings that depict women) emerged in the mid-Meiji period and they have been popular among art enthusiasts. The collection on display was acquired during the 1970s. Workshop...More »

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