Temporary Exhibition

Impressionism and Beyond – Master Paintings from the Yoshino Gypsum Collection

Pierre-Auguste Renoir “Portrait of Mademoiselle Suzanne Adam” 1887
Yoshino Gypsum Collection

April 9 (Tues.) to May 26 (Sun.)

We offer 72 pieces from the Yoshino Gypsum Collection that show modern Western art history and it’s great changes, from the Barbizon school to Impressionism, and on to Fauvism, Cubism, and École de Paris. Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd, known as a manufacturer of gypsum as a building material, began collecting artwork in the 1970s and established the Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation in 2008. The collection features famous works by Millet, Degas Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, Chagall, and more. This is the first time that the masterpieces of the Yoshino Gypsum Collection have been on display in the Chubu region. Don’t miss this chance to see these master works of art.

Aichi Triennale 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion

Usui Yui “shadow of a coin” 2013-2018

August 1 (Thurs.) to October 14 (Mon., public holiday)

The 4th Aichi Triennale 2019 “Taming Y/Our Passion” is held with Daisuke Tsuda, journalist and media activist, as Artistic Director. Tsuda says, “…our emotions are stirred by information conveyed by the internet and media, resulting in divides all over the world. I want to deepen our understanding of ways to solve this problem by appeal to human sympathy through the power of art.” This exhibition showcases works by 10 groups of artists from Japan and abroad at the Nagoya City Art Museum.

Caravaggio 2019-2020

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio “David with the Head of Goliath” 1609, property of the Galleria Borghese.
©Alinari, Licensed by AMF, Tokyo/DNPartcom Reproduced with the permission of Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali

October 26 (Sat.) to December 15 (Sun.)

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) is one of Italy’s national painters. There are limited opportunities in Japan to view his works, and he remains unknown to many Japanese people. Yet Caravaggio is ranked as one of the greatest pioneers of 17th century Baroque Western art. The extremely vivid and realistic manner, the skillful play between light and shadows, and the deep, visible spirituality in Caravaggio’s works are unmatched, inspiring emotions on first glance. This exhibition will tour the country, in Sapporo, Nagoya, and Osaka. It features about 10 pieces by Caravaggio and attributed to him, including works that will be exhibited for the first time in Japan here in Nagoya, and about 30 pieces by artists from Caravaggio’s time and artists after Caravaggio who were strongly influenced by his work.

Kishida Riusei – A Retrospective

Kishida Riusei “Portrait of Reiko” 1921, property of the Tokyo National Museum
Important Cultural Property, on display Jan. 18 to Feb. 16 (subject to change), Image: TNM Image Archives

January 8 (Wed.) to March 1 (Sun.), 2020

Kishida Riusei (1891-1929) was a Japanese painter, active from the Taisho through the Showa eras. He is most well-known for his portraits of his beloved daughter, Reiko, yet he worked in a variety of genres, including portrait, still life, and landscape, producing creative works until his untimely death at the age of 38. We know the dates of most of his works from both the works themselves and from his journal. This exhibition shows approximately 160 pieces in chronological order, from his early years until the end of his life, including the well-known “Portrait of Reiko” (Important Cultural Property) and a long-lost works, following in the footsteps of his artistic career. Enjoy the charm of Kishida’s paintings which maintain their strength even after 90 years since his death.