Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Feb 7, 2017

'The Baroque in Western European Art'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 8-March 28 The Baroque period began during the late 16th century, after the Protestant Reformation led to the Roman Catholic Church feeling a need to reassert itself through grandeur imagery and architecture. The artistic style, often more figurative, dynamic and large scale, later spread ...

'Modern Genre Painting'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Aug 30, 2016

'Modern Genre Painting'

by Mark Jarnes

Sept. 3-Oct. 23 "Genre painting," the depiction of ordinary people in domestic situations and everyday activities, is ambiguous in nature. This exhibition sheds light on the varied topics and content of modern genre painting by featuring five different themes that cover landscapes, cities, artists' ateliers ...

'Pearls of Belgian Modern Art'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jul 5, 2016

'Pearls of Belgian Modern Art'

by Megan Green

July 2-Aug 25 To commemorate 150 years of friendship between Japan and Belgium, the Himeji City Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition showcasing Belgian modern art. Often called the "crossroads of Europe," bordering the Netherlands, Germany and France, Belgium has a long history of cultural ...

'Seiho Takeuchi'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Feb 5, 2015

'Seiho Takeuchi'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Seiho Takeuchi (1864-1942), a pioneer of nihonga (Japanese-style painting), whose influence on the genre helped it develop even further from its traditional restraints. Having traveled around Europe for seven months when he was 36, Takeuchi ...

'Koji Suzuki'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jun 18, 2014

'Koji Suzuki'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

"Where the Wild Things Are," "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "Where's Waldo?" — these world-renowned children's books feature some of the most vivid and unforgettable illustrations that retain places in the hearts of readers all the way into adulthood. In Japan, Koji Suzuki is an ...