Collection

Ecole de Paris

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Kisling “Portrait of Marcelle Chantal” 1935

Takanori Oguiss, an Aichi-born painter, spent most of his life in Paris painting Paris landscapes. This collection exhibits works from Ecole de Paris artists in relation to Oguiss’ life, including works of French and foreign painters who lived in Paris from 1910 to 1930.

[Featured artists]
Modigliani, Chagall, Utrillo, Laurencin, Leonard Foujita, Shikanosuke Oka and others.

Mexican Renaissance

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José Clemente Orozco “Workless” 1929

Tamiji Kitagawa, a painter who spent his last days in Aichi, was an active figure in the Mexican art scene. In relation to Kitagawa’s life, this collection exhibits works from the Mexican Renaissance, the modern art movement in early 20th century Mexico, which was shaken by the political revolution.

[Featured artists]
Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros, Tamayo, Kahlo, Izquierdo, Tina Modotti, Ben Shahn, Tamiji Kitagawa and others.

Local Art

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Gyokudo Kawai “Autumn Mountain and White Clouds” Around 1940

The area centering around Nagoya developed a unique artistic culture, influenced by both Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe areas, due to its location. This collection exhibits outstanding works of artists associated with the area.

[Featured artists]
Seison Maeda, Setsuko Migishi, Masayoshi Nakamura, Gyokudo Kawai, Morikazu Kumagai, Kito Nabesaburo, Kanae Yamamoto and others.

Contemporary Art

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Alexander Calder “Fafnir – Dragon II” 1969 (In front of museum entrance)

From the museum’s collection ranging from postwar to contemporary art, this collection exhibits works of Shusaku Arakawa, On Kawara, and Tadaaki Kuwayama, all associated with the greater Nagoya area, and other artists related to them. This collection also features Japanese and international artists from the 1980s, when the Nagoya City Art Museum first opened. Shirakawa Park where the museum is located exhibits contemporary sculptures of Isamu Noguchi, Barry Flanagan, and other artists.

[Featured artists]
Tatsuo Miyajima, Yasumasa Morimura, Yayoi Kusama, Nam June Paik, Kiefer, Stella, Abakanowicz and others.