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Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London

November 3, 2020-January 31, 2021

This first large-scale exhibition drawn from the collection of the National Gallery, London will include a total of 61 never-before-shown works. Viewers can look forward to world-renowned masterpieces by artists such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh.


Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1888, Oil on canvas
ⒸThe National Gallery, London. Bought, Courtauld Fund, 1924

Collection 2: Focus on Contemporary Art from the U.S., France, Germany, and the U.K. (tentative title)

November 3, 2020-January 31, 2021

The museum collection consists primarily of modern and contemporary works from Japan and abroad since 1945. This exhibition focuses on recent acquisitions.

Ryan GANDER, I be...(xviii), 2017, The National Museum of Art,Osaka

Miquel Barceló (tentative title)

March 20-May 30, 2021

This, the first Japanese exhibition devoted to Miquel Barceló (b. 1957), one of the preeminent Spanish contemporary painters, serves as a comprehensive introduction to the artist’s career.

Collection Exhibition

March 20-May 30, 2021

Viva Video! : The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota

June 29 - September 23, 2021

This exhibition introduces the life and legacy of video pioneer Shigeko Kubota (1937-2015), who was born in Niigata prefecture and based in New York City from the mid-1960s. As the first major survey of the artist in Japan, "Viva Video!" exhibition focuses the artist's development from the beginning of her career in Tokyo, to a leading innovator in video art. Kubota is primarily known for her "video sculpture", which she invented by integrating video into three-dimensional structures. Representative video sculptures including her well known Duchampiana series, single-channel videos, drawings and archival materials illustrate Kubota's contributions to the burgeoning medium of video.

Takano Ryudai Photography Exhibition (tentative title)

June 29 - September 23, 2021

Takano Ryudai (b. 1963) received the Kimura Ihei Commemorative Award Exhibition for his photo book In My Room (2005), an attempt to visualize the ambiguities between binary opposites like man and woman, and homosexual and heterosexual. This exhibition, Takano's first retrospective, not includes photographs dealing with the theme of sexuality, but also a timeline of some 150 pictures taken since 2000 that were selected from the artist's entire body of work, including snapshots he makes on a daily basis, and the new series he began in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Together, these works will explore the essence of this photographer who consistently questions identity and conventional ways of looking at things.

Takano Ryudai, 2012.05.19.#a31 from “Daily Snapshots”, 2012
©︎Takano Ryudai, Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates

The Crossing of the Senses(tentative title)


Approaching the museum galleries as laboratories, the artists pursue experimental methods of expression in an attempt to convey unique messages and communicate with viewers. Artists include Hajime Imamura, Kodai Nakahara, Kohei Nawa, and others.

Beuys + Palermo (tentative title)


This exhibition, focusing on the German artist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) and his student Blinky Palermo (1943-1977), examines the creative principles underlying the artists’ work.

Note: According to circumstances, the period, title, and content of exhibitions are subject to change.