Temporary Exhibition

Play in a Place with Cloth

SHOJI Satoru “Space by White Cloth ’68-6” (1968) Owned by Nagoya City Art Museum Photographed by SHOJI Satoru

Apr. 29 [Fri. / public holiday] – Jun. 26 [Sun.]

A solo exhibition featuring the artist, SHOJI Satoru, who has continued to work actively in Aichi Prefecture for more than 50 years.
In addition to the seven pieces in his debut work “Space by White Cloth” and “Navigation,” the exhibition also presents the new work from the series “Cloth Behind.”
This is the first time that all the three pieces from the “Navigation” series—”Arch,” “Flight,” and “Level”—will be installed and displayed in the same space.
The exhibition space, created by nestling pieces of white cloth close to the floors, walls, and ceiling of the museum, is transformed into a spacious courtyard where people come to relax.
Despite being over 80 years old, SHOJI Satoru is constantly thinking as he continues to take up the challenge of employing new artistic expressions. This exhibition is the culmination of his work, and is definitely an event to look forward to.


Fernando Botero “Profile of Mona Lisa” (2020) Oil painting on canvas

Jul. 16 [Sat.] – Sep. 25 [Sun.]

Fernando Botero (1932-) is an artist from Colombia, South America. Objects that pass through his hands, such as musical instruments, fruits, and even the Mona Lisa, are transformed into voluminous forms.
The unique shapes and colors of his works evoke various sensations, and captivate all who see them.
This large-scale painting exhibition is his first in Japan in 26 years. Curated by Botero himself, it features 70 of his oil paintings, watercolor paintings and drawings from the early days of his career to recent years. It traces the course of his artistic career, which has continued steadily till the present day.
Experience for yourself the magic that Botero casts with his art.


E.H. Shepard “Eeyore picked the balloon up with his teeth, The world of Pooh” (1957), Watercolor and ink over graphite
Courtesy of Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. ©1957 E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
Winnie-the-Pooh is organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States.

Oct. 8 [Sat.] – Nov. 27 [Sun.]

“Winnie-the-Pooh” is a children’s story published by English writer, A.A. Milne, in 1925.
It depicts the daily life of Pooh Bear, a cuddly toy that belongs to the protagonist Christopher Robin, and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.
The story was illustrated by E. H. Shepard.
This exhibition examines in detail the story of Christopher Robin, Pooh Bear, and their friends, through Milne’s text and about 100 original color drawings produced by Shepard from the 1950s to the 1960s.
It brings back the nostalgic and warm world of Winnie-the-Pooh, while presenting a new perspective and discoveries.