TODAYS GALLERY STUDIO NAGOYA: Seal Rush!! Exhibition
TODAYS GALLERY STUDIO NAGOYA「あざらしラッシュ!!展」
This exhibition looks at the fluffy, adorable cuteness of seals, in a never-before-seen fusion of photos and illustrations, along with animated works and assorted seal souvenirs in a space for young and old to enjoy with the five senses.
When: Sat. 29 Jun. to Sun. 21 Jul. (11:00 - 18:00) Closed Mon. and Tue.
(open Mon. 15 Jul. [nat. hol.]), and Wed. 17 Jul.
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, H11) Exit 1 on the Subway Higashiyama Line (地下鉄東山線)
Admission: 600 Yen; Children 3 and under free.
Image courtesy of TODAYS GALLERY STUDIO NAGOYA
Nagoya City Science Museum: Extinct Animals Laboratory
A great number of living creatures have been driven to extinction by human beings. This summer, several species either extinct or currently endangered will be exhibited at the Nagoya City Science Museum. Be amazed by creatures we can no longer see. How did they become extinct, and how can endangered species be protected from the same fate?
Through this exhibition of unique animals, think about the future of a planet we share with many other creatures.
When: Sat. 6 Jul. to Sun. 8 Sep. (9:30 - 17:00; Last entry 16:30) Closed Mondays (open 15 Jul. & 12 Aug.), Tue. 16 & Fri. 19 Jul., Tue. 3 & Wed. 4 Sep.
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, H09/T07) Exit 5 on the Higashiyama or Tsurumai Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線・鶴舞線)
Admission: General admission 1,400 (1,200) Yen; University & Senior HS students 800 (600) 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: 992-193) and Seven Ticket (Seven-code: 074-373) until 5 Jul. Covers entry to all Nagoya City Science Museum exhibits, excluding the planetarium.
Exhibition website: https://www.ctv.co.jp/event/zetsumetsu/index.html (Japanese)
Photo courtesy of Nagoya City Science Museum
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art: Gustav Klimt: Vienna - Japan 1900
豊田市美術館「クリムト展 ：ウ ィーンと日本1900」
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) -- a leading figure in Viennese art at the turn of the 20th century. Klimt's paintings, known for their opulent decorative character and fin-de-siècle eroticism, still today enjoy widespread popularity.
This exhibition marking the centennial of the artist's death will feature more than 25 oil paintings by Klimt -- the largest display ever to be realized in Japan.
When: Tue. 23 Jul. to Mon. 14 Oct. (Nat. Hol.) (10:00 - 17:30; Last entry by 17:00) Closed Mondays (open 12 Aug., 16 & 23 Sep., 14 Oct.)
Where: Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (豊田市美術館)
Access: A 15-minute walk south from Shin-toyota Sta. (新豊田駅) on the Aichi Loop Railway (愛知環状鉄道) or Toyotashi Sta. (豊田市駅) on the Meitetsu Mikawa Line (名鉄三河線)
Admission: General admission 1,600 (1,400) Yen; University students 1,300 (1,100) Yen (free 23 Jul. to 4 Aug.); Senior HS students and younger, and residents aged 75 and over free (proof required); Holders of a Certificate of Disability and one accompanying carer free. Prices in ( ) are for advance purchase tickets, available from ticket agents including Ticket Pia (P-code: 769-659) until 22 Jul.
Exhibition website: https://klimt2019.jp/
Image: Gustav Klimt, Judith I (detail), 1901 ©Belvedere, Vienna, Photo: Johannes Stoll
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 on 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.
Furukawa Art Museum: The Message of Color
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)
Image: Kanashima Keika, Flying to the Moon (月に飛ぶ)
Collection of the Furukawa Art Museum
MINIATURE LIFE 2019 - The World of Tatsuya Tanaka
MINIATURE LIFE展 2019 ～田中達也 目立ての世界～
The miniature photographer Tatsuya Tanaka has been sharing his photographs composed of everyday objects online every day since 2011, attracting over 1.9 million domestic and international followers on social media, a figure which continues to increase.
Tanaka's unique works of miniature art have been exhibited at 20 locations around Japan, and also in Taiwan and China from 2017.
This exhibition features a total of around 160 pieces, both photographs and miniatures.
When: Wed. 29 May to Mon. 1 Jul. (10:00 - 18:00; 10:00 - 17:00 on 1 Jul.; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.)
Where: Nagoya Mitsukoshi Sakae Store (名古屋栄三越店) 7F Exhibition Hall (催物会場), Naka Ward (中区)
Access: Directly outside Sakae Sta. (栄駅) Exit 16 on the Subway Higashiyama and Meijo Lines (地下鉄東山線・名城線).
Admission: Junior HS students and older 1,200 Yen; Elementary school students 600 Yen; Pre-school-aged children free. (Elementary students and younger must be accompanied by an adult.) Holders of a Certificate of Disability and up to 1 accompanying person free.
Website: http://tokai-tv.com/events/miniature_life2019/ (Japanese)
Image: Sushi・Locomotive 《SL》
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」
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.
Image: Royal Copenhagen: Erik Nielsen, Underglaze Friendly Dogs Figurine, 1900-1903
Nagoya City Museum: The Snoopy Museum Exhibition
Take a look back at American culture in the second half of the 20th century through Snoopy and other unique characters from the Peanuts newspaper strip, drawn by creator Charles M. Schulz for almost 50 years. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see this show, compiled from the five exhibitions presented at the temporary Snoopy Museum in Roppongi, Tokyo, and featuring around 200 items from the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, USA, including original artwork, sketches, vintage merchandise, and more.
When: Sat. 22 Jun. to Sun. 1 Sep. (9:30 - 17:00; Last entry by 16:30) Closed Mondays (or the next weekday when Monday is a national holiday; Open 13 Aug.) and the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Where: Nagoya City Museum (名古屋市博物館), Mizuho Ward (瑞穂区)
Access: A 5-minute walk from Sakurayama Sta. (桜山駅) Exit 4 (4番出口) on the Subway Sakura-dori Line (地下鉄桜通線)
Admission: General admission 1300 (1100) Yen; University & Senior HS students 900 (700) Yen; Junior HS students & Elementary students 500 (300) Yen. Prices in ( ) are for advance sale tickets and groups of 20 or more. 50% discount for bearers of a Certificate of Disability and up to 2 accompanying persons. Includes admission to the permanent exhibition.
Exhibition website: http://www.snoopymuseum.tokyo/nagoya/
Image: Original artwork from Peanuts (detail) 14 Feb. 1985 ©PNTS
Yokoyama Art Museum: Captivating, Glittering Satsuma
Seizing the opportunity presented by the Meiji Restoration, the resplendent gold-decorated Satsuma ware (薩摩焼) of Kagoshima was marked as an important export for procuring foreign currency. Proving popular overseas, production of Satsuma ware began in numerous ceramic production centers including Kyoto, Tokyo and Yokohama, and the dazzling, gorgeous ceramic pieces that came to be known as Satsuma were exported in large numbers.
This exhibition presents examples of glittering Satsuma ware that captivated many when they crossed the seas during the Meiji and Taisho periods, from pieces created in Kagoshima to those from Nagasaki, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Tokyo, Yokohama, and more.
When: Sat. 1 Jun. to Thu. 31 Oct. (10:00 - 17:00; Last entry by 16:30) Closed Mondays (or the following business day if it falls on a national holiday), 13 to 15 Aug.
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 (桜通線).
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)
Image: Lion-shaped lidded pot with human design, overglazed with gold. Courtesy of Yokoyama Art Museum