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Lewis Carroll
《The Wonderland postage stamp case》
The Rosenbach, Philadelphia

Co-hosted Exhibition
The Magic of Alice in Wonderland Exhibition

Mar. 16 (Sat.) – May 26 (Sun.)

Venue: 3rd Floor of the Gallery Wing
This exhibition highlights the origin and charms of Alice in Wonderland, the story that has continuously influenced various genres of culture to this day, including some precious works that are on display in Japan for the first time.

Special Exhibitions

Impressionism and Beyond:
Master Paintings from the Yoshino Gypsum Collection

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
《Childhood (Portrait of Jacque Gallimard) 》
The Yoshino Gypsum Collection
Jun. 1 (Sat.) – Jul. 21 (Sun.)

The Yoshino Gypsum Collection, one of Japan’s best art collections in both quality and quantity, has been gradually built up since the 1970s by a building-material manufacturer in Yamagata Prefecture. This exhibition highlights some of the collection’s French modern paintings from the 19th and 20th century. Please enjoy the approximately 70 hand-picked artistic gems on display from this captivating collection, including works by Impressionists such as Monet and Renoir, and also by Chagall and other artists from the École de Paris.

Jul. 6 (Sat.) – Nov. 10 (Sun.)

thematic exhibition
Form in Art ― Perceiving with the Hand
Hatta Yutaka

Yutaka Hatta
《NAGARE(flow) 08-18》 2008
Collection of the Artist

This is a series of exhibitions that started in 1989, allowing visitors to touch and feel the art pieces. This year’s 30th edition features Hatta Yutaka (1930– ). His Nagare (“flow”) series, which he began creating in the 1990s , features shredded mulberry tree and other materials that he pastes onto flat surfaces using only his sense of touch. By touching these works that are also beautiful to the eyes, you too can experience the scenes that the artist saw with his hands.

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New Acquisitions

The works newly collected during fiscal year 2018 will be on display. Works related to the Yamamura Collection will also be featured, commemorating its special exhibition.

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Murakami Kagaku

Murakami Kagaku 《Peony》1932

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the death of Murakami Kagaku (1888–1939), a Japanese-style painter who was deeply associated with Hyogo Prefecture, we will review his works of painting through our collection.

HPMA collection Exhibition

2019 Prefectural Exhibition

Aug. 3 (Sat.) – Aug. 24 (Sat.)

Venue: Large Exhibition Room on the 2nd Floor of the Harada-no-mori Gallery Main Building
This series of open exhibitions offers opportunities for Hyogo-based artists to make their works public. The guideline for applicants will be released in April. We are awaiting your application and attendance.

Special Exhibitions

Yamamura Collectio

Aug. 3 (Sat.) – Sep. 29 (Sun.)

The Yamamura Collection of contemporary art was formed by Mr. YAMAMURA Tokutaro(1926–1986), a Nishinomiya-based entrepreneur, and was obtained by this museum in 1987. The collection was built up over four decades from the 1950s to the 1980s, and contains many works that are now known worldwide. The collection, with the theme of between the abstract and “flesh and blood“ avant-garde, will be on display in its entirety for the first time in two decades.

SAITO Yoshishige《Pliers》1967
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, The Yamamura Collection

《Mr. Tapie》1958
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, The Yamamura Collection

Photo:Waldemar Kielichowski ©Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina
Engelmann, Gottfried (lit.) według rysunku Pierre-Roche Vignerona《Portret Fryderyka Chopina》1833

Co-hosted Exhibition
100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Japan and Poland Sun Television 50th anniversary
"Chopin ― Portrayed in 200 Years of Images” Exhibition

Oct. 12 (Sat.) – Nov. 24 (Sun.)

Venue: 3rd Floor of the Gallery Wing
This exhibition traces the life and music of Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849), the Polish composer loved around the world to this day, through various artwork and priceless relics including musical scores and letters written by the composer himself.

Special Exhibitions

The World of Tomino Yoshiyuki:
A Retrospective of Legendary Anime Director

Oct. 12 (Sat.) – Dec. 22 (Sun.)

This is the first exhibition to retrace and review the works by Tomino Yoshiyuki (1941– ), an anime director who has had a significant impact on animation both in Japan and across the world. He entered the anime world as one of the director of Astro Boy and served as general director for several Gundam series including Mobile Suit Gundam and Gundam Reconguista in G, as well as for Space Runaway Ideon, Aura Battler Dunbine and many other original anime works. This exhibition will thoroughly introduce the attractions of the works directed by Tomino, who has been an influential leader of the anime world and is loved by people of all generations in Japan.

Featured Artist Spotlight
-Channel 10- IRIE Saya

IRIE Saya 《Scenery Figure Dust》2017
Nov. 23 (Sat., holiday) – Dec. 22 (Sun.)

Venue: Studio 1 on the 1st Floor of the Gallery Wing
This series aims to introduce remarkable artists to the public, this time (the 10th occasion) featuring Irie Saya (1983– ). She is known for her unique style of creating 3D artwork from 2D images that are widespread in our everyday lives, and this exhibition showcases her newest works.

Nov. 23 (Sat., holiday) – Mar. 1 (Sun.), 2020

thematic exhibition
Une Valise du Marchand du Sel

Marcel Duchamp
The Box in a Valise 1966-71
The Museum of Moderm Art, Shiga
© Association Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo. 2019 C2635

The Box in a Valise by Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) is composed of miniatures and photos of his own major works. Each of the elements can be stored in a leather trunk, and this work is, in the artist’s own words, a “small museum , a portable museum, so to speak.” As one method to understand his words literally, this exhibition attempts an examination of each individual element of this work.

featured works
Rethinking about the Best Collection of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Heizo Kanayama
《Deserted Changchun》 1918

The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, the predecessor of this museum, opened as Japan’s second public museum of modern art in October 1970. After relocating to the current location and changing its name, our museum has continued to enhance its collections. This exhibition reviews our collection formed over some 50 years, focusing on our collection policy and the roles it has played. We hope this will be an opportunity to prove that our collection is “the best,” so don’t miss it!

HPMA Collection Exhibition

Special Exhibitions

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh 《Cypresses》1889
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ,
Rogers Fund 1949 (49.30)
Jan. 25 (Sat.) – Mar. 29 (Sun.), 2020

After deciding to be a painter, Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) spent a decade enthusiastically learning from the works of past masters and contemporary artists. This exhibition focuses on some of the artists who had the biggest effect on van Gogh; namely, those from the Hague School who taught him to imitate nature when painting, and the Impressionists who later taught him to utilize the effects that vivid colors have. Through this exhibition, you can gain insight into how van Gogh established his unique style incorporating elements from these artists.

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