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Nagoya City Art Museum, Pretty as a Picture

The Nagoya City Art Museum is a work of art in itself, having been designed by noted architect, Kurokawa Kishu, and surrounded by colorful, fascinating art objects. Situated on the north western corner of Shirakawa Park, a quiet space in bustling central Nagoya City’s south western section, is the Nagoya City Art Museum. Established in 1988 with a total floor space of over 7,230 square meters, it provides a special place and plenty of time (The art museum is open 9:30am-5pm weekdays, and until 8pm Fridays!) to view over 1,200 works on display as part of the permanent collection.

Encounter the works of Japanese and international artists, divided into four distinct categories, including Ecole de Paris, Mexican Renaissance, Contemporary Art and Local Artists.
Nagoya native, Surrealist Yamamoto Kansuke is well represented, along with works by Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo, Amedeo Modigliani, Maurice Utrillo and other luminaries are also on display. Regular special exhibits continue to draw huge crowds.

Artworks displayed in the Permanent Collection galleries are rotated three times a year, providing a new experience on every visit. There are three Permanent Collection Galleries in the basement another two on the Ground and Second floors. The Nagoya City Art Museum is serviced by a coffee shop, and a museum shop, a library, smaller exhibition halls and an auditorium hosting regular art related events, lectures and conferences. Relax in the beautiful sculptured gardens or in the fascinating building itself. The Art Museum is as pretty as a picture.

Exhibit Information

Nagoya City Art Museum 30th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibit
MONET'S LEGACY
April 25 (Wednesday) - July 1 (Sunday), 2018

Claude Monet (1840-1926) is heralded as a major Impressionist painter. About a century ago, in his final years, Monet created the summation of his life's work, his "Water Lilies" series designed as "Grand Decorations" for the Musée de l'Orangerie. Monet's extant paintings, created through his close examination of the landscape, continue to fascinate people today.
Energetic brushstrokes, reverberating colors, a gaze that grasped light's constant changes and single moments of atmosphere, compositions that immerse the viewer in the landscape, and images that expand beyond the picture plane... The multifaceted characteristics of Monet's works have stood the test of time and are continued in various forms by present-day artists.
This exhibition presents 25 paintings dating from Monet's earliest period to his final years, alongside 65 works including not only paintings but also prints, photographs and video works by 26 artists from later generations, to reveal the connections that link them across the years. We can look back on this painter from our position today and see that he surpasses his historical moniker of Impressionist Master as we discover yet new richness, new ongoing fascination in Monet's arts.
What is about Monet's work that makes it so compelling? We hope that this exhibition will provide answers to the question and that visitors to the exhibition will discover the fascination and diversity of contemporary art that reflects Monet.

Artists:
Claude MONET
Alfred STIEGLITZ / Edward STEICHEN / Mark ROTHKO / Willem DE KOONING / Morris LOUIS /
Sam FRANCIS / Roy LICHTENSTEIN / Jean-Paul RIOPELLE / Joan MITCHELL /
Andy WARHOL / Gerhard RICHTER / Louis CANE / DOMOTO Hisao / NAKANISHI Natsuyuki /
MATSUMOTO Yoko / HIRAMATSU Reiji / NEGISHI Yoshiro / OKAZAKI Kenjiro / KODAMA Yasue /
SUZUKI Risaku / FUKUDA Miran / MARUYAMA Naofumi / YUASA Katsutoshi / ONO Koseki / KODAMA Asao / MIZUNO Katsunori

Tickets:
• At the entrance: Adults 1,400 yen, University and Senior High School students 1,000 yen, Junior High and Elementary School students free of charge.
• Anticipated/Groups: Adults 1,200 yen, University and Senior High School students 800 yen, Junior High and Elementary School students free of charge.

Claude MONET

FUKUDA Miran

Pictures: Left - Claude MONET "Water Lilies" 1906 oil on canvas 81.0×92.0cm Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. (deposited at Yamagata Museum of Art); Right - FUKUDA Miran "Monet's Water Lilies" 2002 acrylic on canvas mounted on panel, with ready-made frame 86.3×116.5×8.3㎝ (Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki).

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Location : 〒460-0008
2-17-25 Sakae, Naka-ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Permanent exhibition: Adults 300 yen, University and Senior High School students 200 yen, Junior High and Elementary School students free of charge.
Special exhibits charged separately, please check before visitation.
Opening
days / hours
: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (8:00 PM on Fridays except public holidays). Last admission up to 30min prior to closing.
Parking : Available, paid (Shirakawa Park facility, cap. 58 cars)
Holidays : Monday (the following weekday if Monday is a public holiday), year-end and New Years, other unscheduled holidays.
Phone number : 052-212-0001

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    7min (600m) southeastwards walk from Exit 5 of Fushimi Station of the subway Higashiyama and Tsurumai lines (board the train bound for Fushimi and Fujigaoka from Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 5min northeastwards from Shirakawa Exit of the Nagoya Expressway No. 2 Higashiyama Route.

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