Dialogues through Paintings, Between France and Japan: From the Hiroshima Museum of Art Collection


In honor of the 130th anniversary of the To-o Nippo Press and the 65th anniversary of Aomori Broadcasting, the Aomori Museum of Art is holding an exhibition featuring superb works of art from the collection of the Hiroshima Museum of Art. Modern French art, modern Japanese Western paintings, and Japanese paintings will be displayed with a focus on impressionist pieces.

The Hiroshima Museum of Art was founded in 1978 with the desire to pray for peace and took up the motto "For love and peace".

Its collection,made up of excellent works of modern French art, modern Japanese Western paintings, and Japanese paintings, is highly acclaimed both in Japan and overseas and can truly be called a world treasure.

A variety of styles are on display in this exhibition. There are works by impressionists such as Monet, Renoir, and Degas and pieces by the artists of the School of Paris. Included as well are works of modern Japanese Western Painting which blossomed under the influence modern French Painting starting with Seiki Kuroda and works of Japanese painting by the likes of Taikan Yokoyama and Shoen Uemura. The paintings are introduced by themes such as "Farming Villages", "The Human Body", "Landscapes", and "Paradise".

The Hiroshima Museum of Art was founded in 1978 with the desire to pray for peace and took up the motto "For love and peace".

Exhibition Dates: May 18 (Friday) – July 8 (Sunday), 2018
Closed: June 11 (Monday)
Opening Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (through May 31)
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (from June 1)
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Admission Fees

Adult: 1500 yen (1300 yen)
Senior High School and University Students: 1000 yen (800 yen)
Elementary and Junior High School Students: Free
*Amounts in parentheses per individual for groups of 20 or more.
*Those with mental or physical disabilities and one accompanying guest are admitted free of charge.

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Where to Buy Advance Tickets

Lawson Ticket (L Code 21470), ・7 Ticket (7 Code 061-747),Pomit Ticket,and other ticketing agents in Aomori. *Sold until Thursday, May 17.
Aomori City: Sunroad Aomori, Narita Honten Shinmachi Store, Sakurano Department Store, Nakasan, 11 Co-op stores, Prefectural Office Co-op (North Building 1st Floor, East Buidling 1st Floor), Hamanasu Hall (Aomori Municipal Labor Mutual Aid Society), Aomori Tourist Information Center ASPAM 1st Floor Information Counter, Linkstation Hall Aomori, Aomori Museum of Art Museum Shop, Aomori Museum of Art 1st Floor Information Counter

Hirosaki City: Sakurano Department Store, Books Kinokuniya, Hirosaki University Co-op, Nakasan, Hiroro

Goshogawara City: Elm-no-Machi Shopping Center

Hachinohe City: Sakurano Department Store, Nakago Miharuya, Lapia, Hachinohe Portal Museum “hacchi”

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Exhibition Structure

A grand assembly in Aomori of works by 55 grand masters of French and Japanese modern art!
*Chapter titles and structure subject to change.

Ⅰ. Longing for the Countryside

Featured Artists: Jean-François Millet,
Gustave Courbet,
Camille Corot,
Chu Asai,
et al.


  • 【PDF】Jean-François MILLET,
    La Tonte des moutons,
    1862,
    oil painting,
    canvas,
    deposit: The KOKUYO Group

  • 【PDF】ASAI Chu,
    Farmers Returning Home,
    1887,
    oil painting,
    canvas

Ⅱ. Transfiguration of Human Image

Featured Artists: Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Georges Rouault, Henri Matisse, Seiki Kuroda, KABURAKI Kiyokata, et al.



  • 【PDF】Henri MATISSE,
    Jeune Fille en vert dans intérieur rouge,
    1947,
    oil painting,
    canvas

 

Ⅲ. Landscape of Utopia

Featured Artists: Auguste Renoir, Paul Gaugin, FUJISHIMA Takeji, Ryuzaburo Umehara, et al.


  • 【PDF】Paul GAUGUIN,
    La Baignade au moulin du Bois D’Amour,
    1886,
    oil painting,
    canvas

Ⅳ. Into the Light

Featured Artists: Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Claude Monet, Henri Rousseau, Yuzo Saeki, et al.


  • 【PDF】Georges SEURAT,
    Vers le bourg,
    1883,
    oil painting,
    canvas

  • 【PDF】Paul CÉZANNE,
    L’Arbre tordu.
    1888-90,
    oil painting,
    canvas

Ⅴ. Imagined Landscape

Featured Artists: Seiho Takeuchi, Kanzan Shimomura, Taikan Yokoyama, Matazo Kayama, et al.


Ⅵ. Tabletop landscape

Featured Artists: George Braque, Chaim Soutine, Narashige Koide, Kagaku Murakami, et al.


  • 【PDF】Chaïm SOUTINE,
    Nature morte au pot blanc et au hareng,
    c.1922-23,
    oil painting,
    canvas

  • 【PDF】KOIDE Narashige,
    Still Life with a Globe,
    1925,
    oil painting,
    canvas

Ⅶ. Rhythmic Figure

Featured Artists: Edgar Degas, Fernand Léger, Kagaku Murakami, KIKUCHI Keigetsu, et al.


  • 【PDF】Edgar DEGAS,
    La Femme au tub,
    c.1891 pastel,
    carton

  • 【PDF】Fernand LÉGER,
    La Danse - 1er état,
    1929, oil painting,
    canvas

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Special Programs

【1】Memorial Lecture 1: “On the Hiroshima Museum of Art Collection”

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2018
Lecturer: Yoshiyuki Furutani (Chief Curator, Hiroshima Museum of Art)
Location: Aomori Museum of Art Theater
The lecture is free and advance registration is not required.


【2】Memorial Lecture 2: “Japan and France: Aesthetics of East and West”

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018
Lecturer: Shuji Takashina (Art Historian; Director, Ohara Museum of Art)
Location: Aomori Museum of Art Theater
The lecture is free and advance registration is not required.


【3】Curator-led Gallery Tours

2:00 p.m. Saturday May 26 , Saturday June 16 , and saturday July 1, 2018. Tours last about half an hour.
To join the tour, be at the entrance to the exhibition on floor B2F of the museum by 2:00 p.m.
Free with a ticket for the exhibition.


【4】Audio Guides

Audio guides offering clear and simple explanations focusing on the main works of the exhibition can be rented for a fee.
The audio guides can help you understand the artistic currents connecting Japan and France.


【5】Exhibition Souvenirs

The official catalog of the exhibition, containing color images of all displayed artworks, is on sale at the museum shop. Postcards of selected works are also available.


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Contact

The Dialogues through Paintings, Between France and Japan Exhibition Executive Committee Office (at the Aomori Museum of Art)
〒038-0021  185 Chikano, Yasuta, Aomori City, Aomori  TEL:017-783-3000

Sponsored by: The Dialogues through Paintings, Between France and Japan Exhibition Executive Committee (The To-o Nippo Press, Aomori Broadcasting, and the Aomori Museum of Art)
Cosponsored by: The Toonippo Cultural Foundation
In Special Cooperation with: The Hiroshima Museum of Art
In Cooperation with: Kyodo News, Aoimori Railway, JRE-ABC, and Konan Bus
With the Support of: NHK Aomori Broadcasting Station, Aomori Cable Television, Aomori Prefectural Board of Education
With the Special Assistance of: The Aomori Bank, Michinoku Bank, Aoi Mori Shinkin Bank, Miyago Ryutsu, Tohoku Electric Power

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