Nagoya City Museum Special Exhibition: Historical Disasters in Nobi Plain
Concern about disasters has increased following the East Japan earthquake and tsunami, and this year marks 60 years since the Isewan Typhoon (Typhoon Vera). What kind of disasters have affected the Nobi Plain, the area surrounding Nagoya, throughout history? How have the people of this region faced these disasters?
Natural disasters are not merely natural phenomena; it is the presence of those affected that makes them disasters. Thus, the region affected and the characteristics of the period have a significant influence on damage and casualties, as well as reconstruction. This exhibition looks at society's response to historical disasters affecting the Nobi Plain, through the themes of development and environment, and support for those affected.
When: Sat. 21 Sep. to Mon. 4 Nov. (nat. hol.) (9:30 - 17:00; Last entry by 16:30) Closed Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday) 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, S11) Exit 4 on the Subway Sakura-dori Line (地下鉄桜通線)
Admission: General admission 300 (400) Yen; University & Senior HS students free (ID required); Junior HS & Elementary students free; Residents of Nagoya aged 65 and over free (ID required). Bearers of a Certificate of Disability and up to 2 accompanying persons free. Price in ( ) includes admission to the permanent exhibition; Additional fee required for University & Senior HS students & Residents of Nagoya aged 65 and over.
Image: Daido Industrial High School (Photo: Yamada Yoshi) 1959
The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art: Fine Arts Exhibition in Autumn
ヤマザキ マザック 美術館「 秋の所蔵品展」
See an overview of three centuries of French art in one sitting, including paintings from the Rococo to the School of Paris, Art Nouveau glassware and furniture by Émile Gallé, and more. Enjoy around 180 pieces from this important collection. Visitors can also enjoy a special performance, Music Boxes From 100 Years Ago (Sat. 26 & Sun. 27 Oct., ①11:30 - 12:30 ②14:30 - 15:30 each day).
When: Thu. 29 Aug. to Sun. 10 Nov. (Weekdays 10:00 - 17:30; Sat., Sun. & national holidays 10:00 - 17:00; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday).
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, H11) Exit 1 on the Subway Higashiyama Line (地下鉄東山線).
Admission: General Admission 1,000 (800) Yen; Senior and Junior HS students and Elementary students 500 Yen; Pre-school aged children free. Price in ( ) is for groups of 10 or more. Free audio commentary available.
Image: Ovid's Metamorphoses, François Auguste René Rodin, casting date unknown
The D. Museum: Depictions of Insects and Animals on Glass and Ceramics
In Art Nouveau, meaning `new art` in French, artists turned their attention towards insects and other familiar animals that had seldom been depicted as subjects in traditional art, as motifs. Dragonflies, in particular, regarded as a symbol of Japanese art, often featured in Art Nouveau works.
This exhibition presents pieces featuring insects and animals from among the works of Émile Gallé and the Daum brothers.
When: Until Sun. 10 Nov. (10:00 - 17:00; Last entry by 16:30) Closed Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday).
Where: The D. Museum (Daiichi Museum / 大一美術館), Nakamura Ward (中村区)
Access: From Oasis 21 (オアシス21), Sakae (栄), or Sasashima-chō Bus Stop (笹島町停留所) near Nagoya Sta., take the Sakae 24 (栄24) City Bus (市バス) for Inanishi Shako (稲西車庫), and get off at Kamotsuke-cho (鴨付町), from which the Museum is a 1-minute walk south. From Nakamura Koen Sta. (中村公園駅, H04) on the Higashiyama Subway Line (地下鉄東山線), take the Nakamura 13 (中村13) City Bus for Inanishi Shako, and get off at Kamotsuke-cho.
Admission: Adults 800 (600) Yen; University & Senior HS students 600 (400) Yen; Junior HS & Elementary school students 400 (300) Yen. Prices in ( ) are for groups of 20 or more.
Image: Lacquer-style bowl with dragonfly pattern (蜻蛉文漆風椀), Émile Gallé, c. 1884
War and Peace Museum PEACE AICHI Special Exhibition: Mizuki Shigeru's War and the Press
Manga creator Mizuki Shigeru, creator of Gegege no Kitarō, was sent to New Britain (Papua New Guinea), one of the Pacific War's most brutal battlegrounds, as a 21-year old private in 1943. He found himself the sole survivor when his unit was wiped out, fleeing into the jungle and losing his left arm to a bombardment.
This exhibition presents Mizuki's works based on his wartime experiences (Memories of Rabaul and Onwards Towards Our Noble Deaths) together with contemporaneous newspaper coverage. While freedom of speech was regulated, the press was filled with references to "declarations of war" and "noble deaths." Mizuki's works, however, depict the absurdity of death to which people were driven by war.
When: Tue. 16 Jul. to Sun. 1 Sep. (11:00 - 16:00; 11:00 - 15:00 on 1 Sep.) Closed Mondays.
Where: War and Peace Museum PEACE AICHI (戦争と平和の資料館 ピースあいち), Meito Ward (名東区) Yomogidai 2-820 (よもぎ台2-820)
Access: A 12-minute walk north from Issha Sta. (一社駅, H19) Exit 1 on the Subway Higashiyama Line (地下鉄東山線)
Admission: Adults 600 Yen; Senior & Junior HS students, Elementary school students 200 Yen. Includes regular museum admission (Adults 300 Yen, Senior & Junior HS students, Elementary school students 100 Yen).
Image courtesy of PEACE AICHI
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
Menard Art Museum: A General Collection - double silhouette - What did you find in light and shadow?
Organized with the cooperation of Emoto Nahoko, Specially Appointed Professor of Nagoya Zokei University and Graduate School of Art & Design, this exhibition features around 60 artworks from the collection of the Menard Art Museum. From the thematic perspective of what is conveyed by light and dark, what awareness is generated in us by such works from the premier collection as Klee's Demonic Puppets, Calder's The Golfer (John D. Rockefeller), and Miyazaki Shin's Silence? Take a look at the Menard Art Museum's collection of 20th-century Western paintings from a fresh perspective.
Where: Until Mon. 23 Sep. (Nat. Hol.) (10:00 - 17:00; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (open 12 Aug., 16 & 23 Sep.), Tue. 13 Aug. & 17 Sep. *A number of exhibits will be changed on 5 & 19 Aug.
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, KM06) 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.
Paul Klee, Demonish Puppets, 1929
Premier collection of the Menard Art Museum
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
Kiyosu City Haruhi Art Museum Special Exhibition: Everyone and Picture Books and MAYA MAXX
MAYA MAXX has been active across a number of areas since her debut in 1993, from painting, illustration, CD jacket art and illustrations for media, to television appearances and more. Despite the light, pop feel of her works, her strongly moving, powerful expression has resonated with many. Her love of creating art, her love for people, including children, whom she addresses straight on as fellow human beings, rather than looking down upon, are evident in many of her picture books.
This exhibition features original art from her picture books from recent years, together with her latest work. Come and see the increasingly energetic works of MAYA MAXX for yourself.
When: Sat. 27 Jul. to Sun. 29 Sep. (10:00 - 19:00; Last entry 18:30) Closed Mondays (or the following weekday when Monday falls on a national holiday).
Where: Kiyosu City Haruhi Art Museum (清須市はるひ美術館), Kiyosu City (清須市)
Access: A 20-minute walk northeast from Kiyosu Sta. (清洲駅, CA70) on the JR Tōkaidō Line (JR東海道本線)
Admission: General admission 700 Yen; Junior HS students and younger free; Holders of a Certificate of Disability and one accompanying person free.
Website: http://www.museum-kiyosu.jp/ (Japanese)
From Panda-chan, Fukuinkan Shoten, 2018
AICHI TRIENNALE 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion
The Aichi Triennale, which has been held every three years since 2010, is one of the largest international contemporary art festivals in Japan. In 2019, the festival's fourth iteration will feature an international contemporary art exhibition alongside film, performing arts and music programs, bringing together over 90 individual artists and artist groups across a range of expressive domains to showcase their cutting-edge works. See the official website for program, venue, and ticket details.
When: Thu. 1 Aug. to Mon. 14 Oct. (Nat. Hol.)
Where: Main venues - Aichi Arts Center (愛知芸術文化センター), Nagoya City Art Museum (名古屋市美術館), Nagoya City (Shikemichi [四間道] and Endoji [円頓寺]), Toyota City (Toyota Municipal Museum of Art [豊田市美術館] and other venues in the vicinity of Toyotashi Sta. [豊田市駅周辺])
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
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