BB Plaza Museum of Art - Past Events

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

  • poster for Hidekazu Sugai Exhibition

    Hidekazu Sugai Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-04-10 - 2018-06-17

    Introducing the work of Akashi City based artist Hidekazu Sugai. Journeying across Western Japan in his twenties, Hidekazu Sugai began to create paintings based on the landscapes and people he encountered....More »

  • poster for Collection Exhibition Ⅱ: Travelers of Art

    Collection Exhibition Ⅱ: Travelers of Art

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-11-14 - 2018-02-04

    Last year was the Port of Kobe’s 150th Anniversary. This exhibition showcases the work of artists such as Ryohei Koiso, Yuzo Saeki, and Shikanosuke Oka who departed this port for Europe to extend their...More »

  • poster for “Drawings as Objects, Objects as Drawings ― Keiji Uematsu, Jun Tamba, Chu Enoki”

    “Drawings as Objects, Objects as Drawings ― Keiji Uematsu, Jun Tamba, Chu Enoki”

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2017-07-04 - 2017-09-28

    The three internationally known artists Keiji Uematsu, Jun Tamba, and Chu Enoki are expanding the concepts of sculpture and drawing. Here they present drawings based on gold and stone sculptures using...More »

  • poster for 2017 Collection Exhibition: Feminine Reflections of Time

    2017 Collection Exhibition: Feminine Reflections of Time

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2017-04-11 - 2017-06-18

    Nudes in Japanese painting have been based on Western artistic standards and ideals of the body since the Meiji era. The female image remains a key motif to this day, with many artists depicting women...More »

  • poster for Toeko Tatsuno’s Trajectory

    Toeko Tatsuno’s Trajectory

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-07-05 - 2016-09-19

    An exhibition showcasing the work of Toeko Tatsuno (1950-2014), who passed away suddenly the year before last. Beginning her career in the 1970s, Toeko Tatsuno became known for her trademark line grids...More »

  • poster for  Konan Gakuen Artists – Saburo Hasegawa and Kumi Sugai’s Views of Abstractionism

    Konan Gakuen Artists – Saburo Hasegawa and Kumi Sugai’s Views of Abstractionism

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-04-05 - 2016-06-05

    A retrospective on the work of Saburo Hasegawa and Kumi Sugai, two painters who sought a harmony of East and West art during a difficult era. With this year marking the 110th anniversary of Hasegawa’s...More »

  • poster for Collection Exhibition II: The Drama of Color and Form in Kobe

    Collection Exhibition II: The Drama of Color and Form in Kobe

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-12-15 - 2016-03-06

    An exhibition focusing on artists with ties to Kobe, those currently working in the city, and those artists who love it. The colors and forms of these works speak to the creativity and lifestyles these...More »

  • poster for Kobe Biennale 2015 – Friends of Kobe Exhibition

    Kobe Biennale 2015 – Friends of Kobe Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Ceramics
    • 2015-09-19 - 2015-11-23

    The Kobe Biennale is held once every two years with the dual aims of giving Kobe’s art culture a further boost and bringing vitality to the city. Hosting competitions a variety of art genres, the event...More »

  • poster for Shigeru Izumi Exhibition

    Shigeru Izumi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2015-07-07 - 2015-08-16

    Shigeru Izumi, who formed the avant-garde art group Democratic Artists Association with Ei-Q in 1951, was almost entirely self-taught as an etching and lithograph artist. Still, he received the New Comer...More »

  • poster for Paving the Way to Modernization: A Journey Through the History and Art of Kobe

    Paving the Way to Modernization: A Journey Through the History and Art of Kobe

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-04-11 - 2015-06-14

    Rooted deeply in modernism thanks to the prewar development of train lines and leisure parks, the city of Kobe boasts an urban environment, population, and culture rich in freedom and enterprise. Focusing...More »

  • poster for Disaster, Memory, and Art: 20 Years After the Great Kobe Earthquake

    Disaster, Memory, and Art: 20 Years After the Great Kobe Earthquake

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-12-16 - 2015-03-08

    Thirteen individual artists and one group directly confront the realities of disaster through paintings, sculptures, and installations. These works allow us to vicariously experience memories of disaster...More »

  • poster for Screaming in Primaries, Speaking in Black— The Paintings of Nobuo Takahashi

    Screaming in Primaries, Speaking in Black— The Paintings of Nobuo Takahashi

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-09-23 - 2014-11-24

    Focusing on oil and pastel crayon paintings from the 1950s through 1990s, this exhibition looks at half the lifetime of Nobuo Takahashi. Twenty years after his death, the paintings and poems of this remarkable...More »

  • poster for Sadamasa Motonaga + Etsuko Nakatsuji Exhibition

    Sadamasa Motonaga + Etsuko Nakatsuji Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Talks
    • 2014-06-28 - 2014-09-07

    Artists Sadamasa Motonaga (1922-2011) and Etsuko Nakatsuji (1937-) have worked with paintings, objects and picture books, from their base in Takarazuka, for almost 40 years, receiving high national and...More »

  • poster for Sadaharu Horio “The ‘Now’ of the Everyday”

    Sadaharu Horio “The ‘Now’ of the Everyday”

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Talks
    • 2014-03-21 - 2014-06-01

    Member of the Gutai group from its first exhibition in 1965 to its disbandment in 1972 Sadaharu Horio(b.1939) is an artist who has continued to challenge the fundamentals of art throughout his career and...More »

  • Painters Who Lived in Art— Nature in Nihonga Paintings and People in Western Paintings

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2013-12-17 - 2014-03-09

    This exhibition, the second to open in 2013 introducing the works of the museum’s collection, displays around 50 Nihonga and Western-style paintings, including works held in the collection since the museum’s...More »

  • poster for Exhibition of Artists from Kobe, Hyogo

    Exhibition of Artists from Kobe, Hyogo

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-01 - 2013-12-01

    Exhibition of 100 works by 100 contemporary Yoga and Nihonga painters, based primarily in Kobe and Hyogo Prefecture, as part of Kobe Biennale. The exhibition is divided into two parts. [Gallery Talk] 10/19...More »

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