Art Curator Japan

(兵庫県立美術館) Location: Kobe Web: www.artm.pref.hyogo.jp/eng/index.html The major collections of the museum are foreign and Japanese sculptures, foreign and Japanese prints, Western-style and Japanese-style paintings associated with Hyogo Prefecture, Japanese greatworks in modern era, and contemporary art (横尾忠則現代美術館) Location: Kobe Web: www.ytmoca.jp/english/en_guidance.html The museum’s primary objectives are to maintain the collection of worksContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(大阪市立美術館) Location: Osaka Web: www.osaka-art-museum.jp/en/ Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts’ permanent collection, however, comprises smaller collections that were assembled and donated by a number of businessmen. This gives the collection an international scope, including Etruscan works from Italy and Coptic art from Egypt and incorporating examples of artistic style thatContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(和歌山県立近代美術館) Location: Wakayama Web: www.momaw.jp/language/english/ More than 10,000 collections of the Museum include Japanese traditional paintings, oil paintings, sculptures and art prints of the Meiji Period (1868-1912) and until today.   (高野山霊宝館) Location: Koyasan Web: www.reihokan.or.jp The collection is centered around articles from the Heian and Kamakura periods and includes paintings, calligraphy, sutras,Continue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(奈良国立博物館) Location: Nara Web: www.narahaku.go.jp/english/index_e.html The museum is noted for its collection of Buddhist art, including images, sculpture, and altar articles. The museum houses and displays works of art belonging to temples and shrines in the Nara area. Properties kept in the Shōsōin repository are exhibited each year in the autumn. InContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(滋賀県立近代美術館) Location: Otsu Web: www.shiga-kinbi.jp/?page_id=8954 The museum collection is in 3 categories; Modern Japanese style painting, especially the works related to the Japan Art Academy (Nihon Bijutsu-in). Works related to Shiga prefecture. Postwar contemporary art especially from U.S.A. and Japan. (佐川美術館) Location: Moriyama Web: www.sagawa-artmuseum.or.jp/en/ The S.A.M.’s mission is to contribute to theContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(岐阜美術館) Location: Gifu Web: www.kenbi.pref.gifu.lg.jp/english/ The Museum’s collection consists mainly of paintings, sculpture, and crafts of the modern era and contemporary times.  (岐阜現代陶芸美術館) Location: Gifu Web: www.cpm-gifu.jp/museum/eng.html With “Modern Age of Ceramic Art” as its theme, the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu collects modern works of ceramic art from Japan andContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(三重県立美術館) Location: Tsu Web: www.bunka.pref.mie.lg.jp/art-museum/54629037705.htm The Mie Prefectural Art Museum’s permanent collection is an eclectic mix of modern and more historical works. There are engravings by William Blake, paintings by French impressionists such as Monet and Renoir as well as a number of pieces of Chinese calligraphy. Other pieces on display includeContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(愛知県美術館) Location: Nagoya Web: www-art.aac.pref.aichi.jp/en/index.html The museum’s collection is particularly well endowed with international and domestic fine art from the 20th century. It contains significant works that are helpful in tracing the history of various art trends, ranging from works by artists such as Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Pierre Bonnard andContinue Reading