Celebrating the 160th Anniversary of Her Birth - GRANDMA MOSES - A Retrospective Exhibition (生誕160年記念「グランマ・モーゼス展―素敵な100年人生」)
Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses, Moving Day on the Farm, 1951
Private collection; Courtesy Galerie St. Etienne, New York.
© 2021, Grandma Moses Properties Co., NY
Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961), known by her nickname Grandma Moses, was an unknown housewife on a farm when she began painting in earnest in her 70s.
Her first solo exhibition was held in New York City when she was 80. Her style of art, revealing her fondness for country living and nature, and her unique career, captured the hearts of Americans fatigued by the experience of the Great Depression and World War II, and quickly propelled her to popularity as an artist. Introduced to Japanese audiences in the 1980s, Grandma Moses also has a strong following here.
This exhibition, specially curated to commemorate the 160th anniversary of her birth, is the first retrospective of the artist held in Japan for 16 years, and features around 130 pieces (some exhibited in Japan for the first time), from her earliest works to her last work completed at the age of 100, together with some of her belongings and related materials.
When: Sat. 10 Jul. to Sun. 5 Sep. (9:30 - 17:00; 9:30 - 20:00 on Fridays except 23 Jul.; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (open 9 Aug.). *Open every day 9 to 15 Aug.
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, H09/T07) 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 1,500 Yen; University & Senior HS students 1,000 Yen; Junior HS students and younger free.
Exhibition website: https://www.grandma-moses.jp/