Thematic Exhibition

Thematic Exhibition
“imprint”, Photographs by Yuichi Hibi

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Yuichi Hibi “Broadway” (1992)

Jul. 10 (Sat) – Sep. 5 (Sun), 2021

Hibi Yuichi, born in Nagoya in 1964, is a photographer and a film director living in New York. His works have been added to the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and other prominent collectors around the world. He has won many awards as a filmmaker with works such as “Ken San,” a documentary about actor Takakura Ken, and “Erica 38,” which became the posthumous work of actress Kiki Kirin. His new film, based entirely in Nagoya titled “Namonaihi: A day with no name,” is set to be released in the autumn of 2020. This exhibition marks his first exhibition in his hometown of Nagoya.

Special Exhibition from the Collection
Exploring female figures by Kito Nabesaburo and Matsushita Haruo around 1930’s

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Nabesaburo Kito “Woman Holding Her Hand above Her Eyes” (1934) Owned by Nagoya City Art Museum

Sep. 18 (Sat) – Nov. 14 (Sun), 2021

In 1931, Haruo Matsushita received a special prize in the Imperial Academy Art Exhibition with his piece, “Woman with Flowers.” Matsushita’s close colleague, Nabesaburo Kito, also received a special prize in the Imperial Academy Art Exhibition for his “Woman Holding Her Hand above Her Eyes” three years after Matsushita was awarded his prize. This exhibition primarily features representative works by these influential artists in the local history of Western painting to introduce figures of women drawn by Kito and Matsushita in the 1930s. Together with the Institute for Conservation of Cultural Property at Aichi University of the Arts, we utilize optical instruments to spotlight the parts invisible to the human eye to discover how the two artists drew their paintings.

Special Exhibition from the Collection
Tsukuda Masamichi, Woodcut Artist

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Tsukuda Masamichi “Mt. Yoroidake in Okukouchi” (1983) Nagoya City Art Museum

Dec. 11, 2021 (Sat) – Feb. 6, 2022 (Sun)

Tsukuda Masamichi (1901-1992) was a woodcut artist based in Seto City. This exhibition introduces primary works from his representative Yamatoji series along with “Women in the Chubu Region” and “Report on Investigation into things in the Tokai Region of Honshu,” both of which were commissioned as illustrations for newspaper articles in the Asahi Shimbun for the Nagoya region. These works were added to the museum’s collection in 2012, but are being introduced to the public for the first time in this exhibition. This exhibition was planned for last year, but will be held this year under a new schedule.