Art Curator Japan

(秋田県立美術館) Location: Akita Web: www.akita-museum-of-art.jp/contents/contents_show.php?contents_id=201 The museum exhibits a large collection of work by Fujita Tsuguharu (1886-1968), also known as Leonard Foujita, who is arguably Japan’s most famous Western style painter. (秋田県立近代美術館) Location: Yokote Web: www.pref.akita.jp/gakusyu/public_html/ Works held at the museum include Western-style Akita Ranga (paintings of Akita orchids), painted in thisContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(北海道立近代美術館) Location: Sapporo Web: www.dokyoi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/hk/knb/ The collection consists of works by Jules Pascin and his contemporaries in the Ecole de Paris active during the 1920-30s; glassworks from Art Nouveau to contemporary pieces, both inside and outside Japan; works by artists closely related to Hokkaido; Optical Art and other contemporary trends. (北海道立三岸好太郎美術館) Location: Sapporo Web: www.dokyoi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/hk/mkb/Continue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(青森県立美術館) Location: Aomori Web: www.aomori-museum.jp/en/index.html Visitors will be able to enjoy the works of highly unique and individualistic artists related to Aomori prefecture. This includes Shiko Munakata, Jun-ichiro Sekino, Yoshishige Saito, Tadahiro Ono, Uichi Takayama, Kojin Kudo, Tetsumi Kudo, Shuji Terayama, Tohl Narita, Yoshitomo Nara, and many others. There are also worksContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(京都国立近代美術館) Location: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto Web: www.momak.go.jp/English/ The Collection Gallery exhibits selected works of nihonga (Japanese-style painting), yōga (Western-style painting), prints, sculpture, crafts (ceramics, textiles, metalworks, wood and bamboo works, lacquers and jewelry) and photography from the museum collection. Also shown are outstanding and monumental works of modern art in Japan, as wellContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(国立新美術館) Location: Roppongi Web: www.nact.jp/english/ NACT is an ’empty museum’, without a collection, permanent display, or curators. It accommodates temporary exhibitions sponsored and curated by other organizations. (森美術館) Location: Roppongi Web: www.mori.art.museum/en/index.html The museum focuses on contemporary art and primarily exhibits works of Asian artists. It also features the MAM project whichContinue Reading