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◆TODAYS GALLERY STUDIO NAGOYA: Chubby Small Animals Exhibition in Nagoya
TODAYS GALLERY STUDIO NAGOYA「まるっと小動物展 in 名古屋」

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A celebration of cute and round small animals in photographs, featuring hedgehogs, hamsters, squirrels and more. The photographers together have over a million followers on social media, and this is a rare opportunity to
see physical photographs of their works, around 250 in total.

When: Fri. 27 Apr. to Sun. 12 May (11:00 – 18:00) Closed Tue. 7 & Wed. 8 May.

Where: TODAYS GALLERY STUDIO NAGOYA, Naka Ward (中区) Shinsakae (新栄) 1-17-12

Access: A 7-minute walk south from Shinsakae-machi Sta. (新栄町駅) Exit 1 on the Subway Higashiyama Line (地下鉄東山線)

Admission: 500 Yen; Children 3 and under free.

Website: http://tgs.jp.net/event/maruttokawaii

 

 

◆Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum: From Golden Land and Southern Sea – Southeast Asian Ceramics from Machida City Museum Collection
愛知県陶磁美術館企画展「黄金の地と南の海から―町田市立博物館所蔵 東南アジア陶磁コレクション―」

Plate with blue peony pattern Ðại Việt (Vietnam), Later Lê dynasty 15th century Machida City Museum
Plate with blue peony pattern
Ðại Việt (Vietnam), Later Lê dynasty
15th century
Machida City Museum

In ancient times, the Southeast Asia flourished as a crossroads for overland and maritime trade between east and west, and ceramic ware from the region spread throughout the world along the seafaring “Ceramic Road.” This exhibition presents ceramic pieces from the Khmer Empire, Vietnam, Thailand, and Myanmar.

When: Sat. 13 Apr. to Sun. 16 Jun. (9:30 – 16:30; Last entry 16:00) Closed Mondays (open 6 May) and Tue. 7 May.

Where: Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum (愛知県陶磁美術館), Seto City (瀬戸市)

Access: A 600-meter walk from Tōjishiryōkan Minami Sta. (陶磁資料館南駅) on the Linimo (リニモ) Line.

Admission: General admission 600 (480) Yen; University & Senior HS students 500 (400) Yen; Junior HS students & younger free. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 20 or more. Discount available for holders of a Certificate of Disability and one accompanying person (conditions apply; see website for details). (Prices include admission to the permanent exhibit.)

Website: http://www.pref.aichi.jp/touji/index.html

 

 

◆Furukawa Art Museum: The Message of Color
古川美術館企画展「Color ~色彩からのメッセージ~」

Kanashima Keika, Flying to the Moon (月に飛ぶ) Collection of the Furukawa Art Museum
Kanashima Keika, Flying to the Moon (月に飛ぶ)
Collection of the Furukawa Art Museum

This exhibition focuses on the colors of works of art, looking at not only the impression created and the message, but also how color emphasizes the meaning of the subject and indicates the feeling and intent of the artist, as well as the visual and psychological effects of color.

When: Sat. 18 May to Sun. 30 Jun. (10:00 – 17:00; Last entry 16:30.) Closed Mondays.

Where: Furukawa Art Museum (古川美術館), Chikusa Ward (千種区)

Access: A 3-minute walk east from Ikeshita Sta. (池下駅) Exit 1 (1番出口) on the Higashiyama Subway Line (地下鉄東山線); A 5-minute walk west from Kakuozan Sta. (覚王山駅) Exit 1 on the Higashiyama Subway Line.

Admission: Adults 1,000 Yen; College and Senior HS students 500 Yen; Junior HS and younger free. Discounts available.

Website: http://www.furukawa-museum.or.jp/ (Japanese)

 

 

◆Furukawa Art Museum Special Exhibition: Collector’s Exhibition – Masters of Japan
古川美術館特別展Collector’s exhibition「日本の巨匠」

Yokoyama Taikan, Nihon Shōki (日本正気), 1941 Private collection
Yokoyama Taikan, Nihon Shōki (日本正気), 1941
Private collection

The Furukawa Art Museum presents first-class works of art held and treasured by art collectors, artistic gems selected by art enthusiasts to represent the “30 artists to be passed on to the next generation.” As Japan moves from the Heisei period into a new era, see the brilliance of the masters of Nihonga (Japanese painting) and Japanese Western-style painting, pillars of the art world in a tumultuous age.

When: Sat. 16 Mar. to Mon. 6 (nat. hol.) May (10:00 – 17:00; Last entry 16:30.) Closed Mondays.

Where: Furukawa Art Museum (古川美術館), Chikusa Ward (千種区)

Access: A 3-minute walk east from Ikeshita Sta. (池下駅) Exit 1 on the Higashiyama Subway Line (地下鉄東山線); A 5-minute walk west from Kakuozan Sta. (覚王山駅) Exit 1 on the Higashiyama Subway Line.

Admission: Adults 1,000 Yen; College and Senior HS students 500 Yen; Junior HS and Elementary students 300 Yen. Discounts available.

Website: http://www.furukawa-museum.or.jp/ (Japanese)

 

 

◆Yokoyama Art Museum: A World of Extraordinary Craftsmanship – Seto Ware, Mino Ware, Nagoya Etsuke and more
横山美術館「超技の世界 ―瀬戸焼・美濃焼・名古屋絵付など―」

Photo courtesy of Yokoyama Art Museum
Photo courtesy of Yokoyama Art Museum

During the Meiji and Taishō (1868-1926) periods, many varieties of decorated ceramic wares, produced with amazing skill, were exported. The Tōkai region (Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefectures), in particular, produced numerous varieties of ceramic ware which crossed the seas, where they proved popular. In addition to pieces produced in Seto, Mino and Nagoya, this exhibition presents works from the various centers of ceramic production around the Tōkai region.

When: Fri. 11 Jan. to Sun. 19 May (10:00 – 17:00; Last entry by 16:30) Closed Mondays (or the following business day if it falls on a national holiday)

Where: Yokoyama Art Museum (横山美術館), Higashi Ward (東区)

Access: A 4-minute walk from Shinsakae-machi Sta. (新栄町駅) Exit 1 on the Subway Higashiyama Line (地下鉄東山線) or Takaoka Sta. (高岳駅) Exit 3 on the Subway Sakura-dori Line.

Admission: General admission 1,000 (800) Yen; University & Senior HS students, Seniors (over 65) 800 (600) Yen; Junior HS students 600 (400) Yen; Holders of a Certificate of Disability 700 (500) Yen; Elementary school students and younger free. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 20 or more.

Website: http://www.yokoyama-art-museum.or.jp/ (Japanese)

 

 

◆Nagoya City Art Museum: Impressionism and Beyond – Master Paintings from the Yoshino Gypsum Collection
名古屋市美術館特別展「印象派からその先へ-世界に誇る吉野石膏コレクション」

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Portrait of Mademoiselle Suzanne Adam, 1887 Yoshino Gypsum Collection
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Portrait of Mademoiselle Suzanne Adam, 1887
Yoshino Gypsum Collection

From the Barbizon school and Impressionism, and through Fauvism, Cubism and even the School of Paris, this exhibition presents the turbulent history of modern Western art through 72 pieces from the Yoshino Gypsum Collection.
Featuring nothing but masterpieces by such greats as Millet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, Picasso, and Chagall, this is the first exhibition of works from the Yoshino Gypsum Collection to be held in the Chubu region.

When: Tue. 9 Apr. to Sun. 26 May (9:30 – 17:00; 9:30 – 20:00 on Fridays [except 3 May]; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (open 29 Apr., 6 May) and Tue. 7 May.

Where: Nagoya City Art Museum (名古屋市美術館), Naka Ward (中区)

Access: An 8-minute walk from Fushimi Sta. (伏見駅) Exit 5 on the Higashiyama and Tsurumai Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線・鶴舞線); located in Shirakawa Park (白川公園).

Admission: General admission 1,300 (1,100) Yen; University & Senior HS students 900 (700) Yen; Junior HS students and younger free. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 20 people or more and advance purchase tickets. Also covers admission to the permanent exhibition.

Website: http://www.art-museum.city.nagoya.jp/

Exhibition website: https://tv-aichi.co.jp/ygc/ (Japanese)

 

 

◆Nagoya City Science Museum Special Exhibition: Blood Tour – Journey into the Human Body
名古屋市科学館 特別展「血液ツアーズ『人体大解明の旅』」

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Unlocking the secrets of the structure and functions of the various parts of the human body is important not only for the treatment and prevention of disease, but also for understanding life, and our very selves. Many kinds of research are being conducted, and new discoveries made, even today. This comprehensive and fun exhibition for children and adults alike is presented as a journey with blood as it travels to the corners of the human body, where the characteristics and workings of each “destination” (body part) are explained in easy-to-understand terms with interactive exhibits.

When: Sat. 16 Mar. to Sun. 2 Jun. (9:30 – 17:00; Last entry 16:30) Closed Mondays (open 29 Apr. & 6 May), Tue. 7, Wed. 8 & Fri. 17 May.

Where: Nagoya City Science Museum (名古屋市科学館) Science and Technology Building (理工館) B2F Temporary Exhibition Hall (イベントホール)

Access: A 5-minute walk south from Fushimi Sta. (伏見駅) Exit 5 on the Higashiyama or Tsurumai Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線・鶴舞線)

Admission: General admission 1,200 (1,000) Yen; University & Senior HS students 700 (500) Yen, student ID required; Junior HS & Elementary school students 500 (300) Yen. Prices in () are for advance sale tickets, available from ticket agents including Ticket Pia (P-code: 769-480) and Lawson Ticket (L-code: 41554). Covers entry to all Nagoya City Science Museum exhibits, excluding the planetarium.

Website: http://www.ncsm.city.nagoya.jp/

Exhibition website: http://jintai2019.com/ (Japanese)

 

 

◆Pippi Longstocking™ and the World of Astrid Lindgren
「長くつ下のピッピTMの世界展 ~リンドグレーンが描く北欧の暮らしと子どもたち~」

©The Astrid Lindgren Company / Ingrid Vang Nyman
©The Astrid Lindgren Company / Ingrid Vang Nyman

The Pippi Longstocking stories originated from improvised tales that author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) would tell her daughter, and the books have been read by children all over the world for over 70 years. This exhibition presents around 200 items including rare original artwork, original manuscripts, and items treasured and used by Lindgren, many of which are being exhibited in Japan for the first time.

When: Sat. 27 Apr. to Sun. 16 Jun. (10:00 – 19:30; 10:00 – 17:00 on 16 Jun.; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.)

Where: Matsuzakaya Art Museum (松坂屋美術館), Matsuzakaya Department Store Nagoya Store (松坂屋名古屋店) South Building (南館) 7th Floor

Access: Matsuzakaya is connected to Yaba-cho Sta. (矢場町駅) Exits 5 and 6 on the Subway Meijo Line (地下鉄名城線); or a 5-minute walk south from Sakae Sta. (栄駅) Exit 16

Admission: General admission (Junior HS students and older) 1,200 (1,000) Yen; Elementary students 600 (500) Yen; Pre-school-aged children free; Holders of a Certificate of Disability and one accompanying person free. Prices in ( ) are for advance purchase tickets, available from ticket agents including Ticket Pia (P-code: 769-534).

Exhibition website: http://www.pippi-ten.com/ (Japanese)

 

 

◆Menard Art Museum: A General Collection – CHAGALL MATISSE ROUAULT – Three Artists Print Collection
メナード美術館「所蔵企画展 シャガール マティス ルオー 三人の画家の版画集」

Chagall depicted a world of fantasy; Rouault created profound works with religion and those on the lower rungs of society as his subjects; while Matisse pursued a harmony between line and color, creating expressions in vivid color. Yet, in addition to oil painting, these three 20th-century artists also poured their passion into the production of prints. Divided into two stages, this exhibition presents each artists’ unique and varied world through 196 prints from 10 collections.

Where: First Stage: Thu. 11 Apr. to Sun. 19 May; Second Stage: Thu. 23 May to Sun. 30 Jun. (10:00 – 17:00; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (open 29 Apr., 6 May), Tue. 7 May & Mon. 20 to Wed. 22 May.

Where: Menard Art Museum (メナード美術館), Komaki City (小牧市)

Access: A 15-minute walk from Komaki Sta. (小牧駅) on the Meitetsu Komaki Line (名鉄小牧線), connected to the
Subway Kamiiida Line (地下鉄上飯田線).

Admission: General admission 900 Yen; University & Senior HS students 600 Yen; Junior HS & Elementary school students 300 Yen; Holders of a Certificate of Disability and one accompanying person free.

Website: https://museum.menard.co.jp/

 

 

◆The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art: Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Exhibit
ヤマザキ マザック 美術館「ロイヤル コペンハーゲンのアール・ヌーヴォー」

Royal Copenhagen: Erik Nielsen, Underglaze Friendly Dogs Figurine, 1900-1903
Royal Copenhagen: Erik Nielsen, Underglaze Friendly Dogs Figurine, 1900-1903

Established in 1775 as the Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Royal Copenhagen, famed for such wares as its Christmas plates and ‘Blue Fluted’ patterned dinnerware featuring a lacelike pattern of small flowers, is one of the world’s most popular manufacturers of porcelain products. With the introduction of underglaze techniques in the late 19th century, the resulting works in soft, pastel hues became a sensation.
This exhibition presents numerous beautiful and adorable examples of underglaze works exported from Denmark from the late 19th to the early 20th century, when Art Nouveau was prominent in Europe.

When: Sat. 20 Apr. to Sun. 25 Aug. (Weekdays 10:00 – 17:30; Sat., Sun. & national holidays 10:00 – 17:00; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (or the following weekday if Monday falls on a national holiday; Open Monday 29 Apr., 6 May, 15 Jul. & 12 Aug.), Tue. 7 May & 16 Jul.

Where: The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art (ヤマザキ マザック 美術館) in Higashi Ward (東区)

Access: Connected to Shinsakae-machi Sta. (新栄町駅) Exit 1 on the Subway Higashiyama Line (地下鉄東山線).

Admission: General Admission 1,300 (1,100) Yen; Senior & Junior HS students & Elementary students 600 Yen; Pre-school-aged children free. Price in ( ) is for groups of 10 or more. Free audio commentary available.

Website: www.mazak-art.com

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