Himeji City Museum of Art - Past Events

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

  • poster for Sayaka Sugiura + Minoru Inoue Exhibition

    Sayaka Sugiura + Minoru Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2017-07-15 - 2017-09-10

    A large scale exhibition introducing the works of illustrator and illustration essayist Sayaka Sugiura and Minoru Inou, with over 600 works from earlier drawings to those produced specifically for this...More »

  • poster for The Old Masters of Baroque: Bruegel - Rubens - Rembrandt

    The Old Masters of Baroque: Bruegel - Rubens - Rembrandt

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-02-08 - 2017-03-28

    Derived from the Portuguese work “Barocco” meaning “irregular pearl or stone,” Baroque is an artistic style that is familiar to people all around the world. Since the time of the Council of Trent, paintings...More »

  • poster for Kiitsu Suzuki ― Standard Bearer of the Edo Rimpa School

    Kiitsu Suzuki ― Standard Bearer of the Edo Rimpa School

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2016-11-12 - 2016-12-25

    Kiitsu Suzuki (1796-1858) is a painter of the Edo Rimpa school, who was active in the late Edo period. Rimpa was established in Kyoto by Hon’ami Koetsu and Tawaraya Sotatsu in the early Edo period and...More »

  • poster for Pearls of Belgian Modern Art

    Pearls of Belgian Modern Art

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-07-02 - 2016-08-25

    Bordering the Netherlands, Germany and France, Belgium is often referred to as the “crossroads of Europe” and has been strongly influenced by its surrounding cultures. To commemorate 150 years of friendship...More »

  • poster for Cray-Pas Masterpieces: Nostalgia and a Brilliant Future

    Cray-Pas Masterpieces: Nostalgia and a Brilliant Future

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2016-04-09 - 2016-06-19

    Introducing 154 works of cray-pas oil pastels by 116, artists including Taisho and Showa-era masters of Japanese art such as Ryuzaburo Umehara, Ryohei Koiso, and Taro Okamoto, as well as leading contemporary...More »

  • Japanese Paintings and Poetry

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2016-02-16 - 2016-03-27

    Kara uta (Chinese poems), tanka, and haiku are classical and unique forms of verse that originate from Japan and the Orient and since ancient times have deep connections with painting. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for A Painter’s Poem and a Poet’s Painting

    A Painter’s Poem and a Poet’s Painting

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-02-13 - 2016-03-27

    This exhibition gathers under one roof paintings and poetry by painters and poets from the Meiji era (late 1800s, early 1900s) to the present day. There is an ancient saying: “Painting is silent poetry,...More »

  • Himeji City Artists Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-01-06 - 2016-02-14

    Himeji City Museum of Art’s 70th exhibition showcases various artists from their collection in a look back through the last 70 years.More »

  • A Collection of Female Images

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2015-11-25 - 2015-12-24

    From ancient times, images of women have been a popular theme in painting, even making up one category of ukiyo-e paintings. This exhibition showcases work featuring women from the collection at Himeji...More »

  • poster for Lucie Rie Exhibition

    Lucie Rie Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2015-10-31 - 2015-12-24

    Presenting the simple, clean-lined works of the British ceramics artist Lucie Rie (1902–1995) from a Japanese perspective. More »

  • Modern Art of Japan

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-10-27 - 2015-11-23

    The 20th century was a time of great transformations in the art world. Abstract painting, Surrealism, and other modern art trends shook the principles of art to their core. These works from the Himeji...More »

  • Belgian Landscapes

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-09-25 - 2015-10-25

    Symbolic and surrealist Belgian paintings are on display.More »

  • René Magritte and his Strange Paintings

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-08-11 - 2015-09-23

    Marvellously strange juxtapositions and powerfully surreal scenes painted by René Magritte are on display.More »

  • poster for Nostalgic Scenes

    Nostalgic Scenes

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-08-08 - 2015-10-04

    With their bustling streets and rich natural scenery that ranges from ocean and mountains to military and industrial communities, the towns surrounding Himeji Castle have captured the hearts and minds...More »

  • These Kinds of Things Make Art

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-06-30 - 2015-08-09

    The Collection Gallery presents artwork made with unique materials by artists including Kaji Higashiyama and Sokichi Suga. More »

  • poster for Miki Suizan, Takeuchi Seiho’s Talented Pupil

    Miki Suizan, Takeuchi Seiho’s Talented Pupil

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2015-06-20 - 2015-07-26

    Hyogo born artist Miki Suizan was a talented student, studying Japanese-style painting under the famous Kyoto nihonga painter Takeuchi Seiho. He is best known for his dignified paintings of beautiful women,...More »

  • Marc Chagall - Fantasy of Love and Dreams

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2015-04-04 - 2015-05-31

    From his earliest works to his final masterpieces, this retrospective exhibition gathers 160 of his prints and oil paintings on the 30th Anniversary of his death. [Related Events] Children’s Gallery...More »

  • Painters at the End of the Century

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-17 - 2015-03-29

    An exhibition introducing masterpieces by European painters born at the end of the 19th Century - Edvard Munch, Gustav Klimt, and Fernand Khnopff.More »

  • poster for Seiho Takeuchi Exhibition

    Seiho Takeuchi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-07 - 2015-03-29

    An exhibition of influential Nihonga painter Seiho Takeuchi’s masterpieces and important works. In addition, never-before-seen oil paintings and paintings on Japanese “fusuma” sliding panels are on display....More »

  • Art Abstrait

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-01-06 - 2015-02-15

    Displaying the works of Art Abstrait (abstract art), an avant-garde painting group formed in Belgium.More »

  • poster for To Living Things

    To Living Things

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-11-15 - 2014-12-23

    This exhibition explores the value of life and our environment through the works of four artists — Sakio Fujiwara, Kazuki Matsuda, Kiyoshi Shimizu and Tomohiro Higashikage. This collection comprises a...More »

  • poster for Tomoko Yoneda “We Shall Meet in the Place Where There is No Darkness”

    Tomoko Yoneda “We Shall Meet in the Place Where There is No Darkness”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-09-13 - 2014-11-03

    Presenting the first major Kansai solo exhibition for Tomoko Yoneda, a photographer originally from Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture who has presented works at such prestigious events as the Venice Biennale. Yoneda’s...More »

  • poster for Koji Suzuki’s Picture Book Illustrations

    Koji Suzuki’s Picture Book Illustrations

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-06-21 - 2014-08-31

    The wonderful illustrations of Koji Suzuki, who has produced several masterpiece picture books, are loved by children and adults alike. Also a creator of murals, cardboard sculptures, and live paintings,...More »

  • poster for Get Back to Where Masterpieces Have Once Belonged

    Get Back to Where Masterpieces Have Once Belonged

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-04-12 - 2014-06-01

    This exhibition displays some 60 masterpieces in replications of the environments where they were originally displayed. Hanging scrolls, folding screens, murals, and other works are presented as interior...More »

  • poster for “Castles - The Traces of Warriors’ Dreams”

    “Castles - The Traces of Warriors’ Dreams”

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2014-02-11 - 2014-03-27

    While castles are symbols of military defense, their existence as form so of unique architecture has enchanted many painters. In the warring period of the Edo era artists depicted battles of the age, while...More »

  • “The 68th Himeji City Art Exhibition”

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Photography
    • 2014-01-23 - 2014-02-02

    The annual open call exhibition of Himeji City Museum of Art with work spanning the 7 sections of nihonga, oil painting, sculpture, craft, photography, calligraphy and design.More »

  • poster for Hiroshige Exhibition

    Hiroshige Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Talks
    • 2013-11-02 - 2013-12-15

    The Edo-era Ukiyoe artist Utagawa Hiroshige is known for the diversity of his style. His oeuvre includes Western paintings as well as his famed woodblock prints portraying beautiful women, landscapes,...More »

  • poster for Kumaji Aoyama

    Kumaji Aoyama

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-09-14 - 2013-10-20

    Exhibition of representative works by prominent Meiji period painter, Kumaji Aoyama (1886-1932), including his prize-winning pieces, “Ainu” and “Golden Buddha.”More »

  • poster for Let’s go to the Museum! How to Enjoy Modern Art with Dick Bruna

    Let’s go to the Museum! How to Enjoy Modern Art with Dick Bruna

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2013-06-22 - 2013-09-01

    Introduce your kids to modern art with Miffy, the adorable creation of Dutch graphic designer Dick Bruna, whose simple picture books are much-loved in Japan and around the world. More »

  • poster for Amedeo Modigliani Exhibition

    Amedeo Modigliani Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-06-08 - 2008-08-03

    This exhibition is a retrospective of Amedeo Modigliani, representative School of Paris painter and contemporary of Leonard Foujita, gathering famous works from every area of the world. It will shine a...More »

  • poster for "The Beauty of Watercolor: Landscape, Illusion and Narrative" Exhibition

    "The Beauty of Watercolor: Landscape, Illusion and Narrative" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-03-01 - 2008-03-30

    This exhibition features approximately 100 watercolor paintings, from landscape paintings to original paintings for picture books. [Image: Ryusei Kimura "Portrait of Smiling and Standing Reiko" Courtesy...More »

  • 62nd Himeji City Art Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Sculpture - Crafts - Art Competition
    • 2008-02-09 - 2008-02-24

    This exhibition features works in the fields of Japanese painting, oil painting, sculpture, crafts, photography, calligraphy and design that applied for the competition.More »

  • poster for "European Art's Glory: Shapes of Gods and Nature" Exhibition

    "European Art's Glory: Shapes of Gods and Nature" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2007-11-04 - 2007-12-02

    This exhibition is composed by two main sections: The "Myth, Bible and History" section and the "Nature" section. In "Myth, Bible and History," there will be paintings of mythological Greek and Roman gods...More »

  • "Surrealism: the Mysterious Journey" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-09-15 - 2007-10-28

    What is reality? In response to this question, Surrealism faced the mysteries found in reality. In the early 20th century, Surrealism was established by artists in Paris and the movement eventually spread...More »

  • poster for "Work and Play: the Adventures of Art" Exhibition

    "Work and Play: the Adventures of Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2007-07-14 - 2007-09-02

    From the Himeji City Art Museum's collection, the exhibition presents a wide variety of works. The exhibition allows children to become active participants through quizzes, mystery puzzles, and more. Approximately...More »

  • poster for "The Beauty of Japanese Painting; the Color of the Four Seasons" Exhibition

    "The Beauty of Japanese Painting; the Color of the Four Seasons" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-06-01 - 2007-07-01

    For this exhibition, there will be paintings that reflect the colorful four seasons in Japan. The 70 works exhibited, will be arranged according to the following themes; "Landscapes with Cherry Blossoms,"...More »

  • poster for "People Who Live with Indigo; The Cloth of the Sun and Spirits -The Textiles of Chinese and Southeast Asian Ethnic Minorities" Exhibition

    "People Who Live with Indigo; The Cloth of the Sun and Spirits -The Textiles of Chinese and Southeast Asian Ethnic Minorities" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2007-04-07 - 2007-05-20

    The Dong people, who reside in China's Guizhou province, have produced wonderful indigo crafts. The exhibition will display various textile works finely crafted by the Dong people and other ethnic minorities....More »

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