Temporary Exhibition

Timeless MUCHA  Mucha to Manga―The Magic of Line

Alphonse Mucha “The Arts : Dance” (1898) Colour lithograph
The Mucha Foundation ©Mucha Trust 2020

Apr. 25 (Sat.) to Jun. 28 (Sun.)
* cancelled

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was a prominent painter of the Art Nouveau movement, well known for his flowing, curvaceous illustrations of beautiful female figures decorated with elegant ornaments. This exhibition, organized under the supervision of the Mucha Foundation, introduces not only Mucha’s works, but also artworks by artists who were influenced by him. Through examples of graphic art in the United Kingdom and the United States as well as Japanese manga, one can learn how big of an inspiration Mucha has been throughout the world as a whole. This unprecedented exhibition reveals the secrets of Mucha, an artist who is beloved beyond generations, and brings unexpected experiences to visitors.

Spring Journey – Take Me to Art Adventure!

Yamada Koshun “The Birth of Star” (1967) Nagoya City Art Museum

Mar. 25 (Thu.) to Jun. 6 (Sun.), 2021
* Title and period have been changed.

This exhibition provides an opportunity to enjoy art as if you were travelling to an unknown destination during your summer holiday. To experience art is similar to traveling in a way that it invites us to forget daily life. Together with art, you can experience how it feels to travel to the bottom of the ocean, to the past, and even to the ends of the universe. We invite you to escape your usual, hot summer day and come to an air-conditioned museum to spend a relaxing time. This exhibition introduces large installations and hidden masterpieces that are rarely exhibited in the museum’s permanent collection. We hope visitors will experience our collection from a different perspective.

The Movement of Modern Photography in Nagoya 1911-1972

Sugiura Yoji “Hirokoji in Sakae, Nagoya, on November 16, 1969”

Feb. 6 (Sat.),2021 to Mar. 28 (Sun.), 2021
* Period has been changed.

Movement of modern photography in Nagoya began with activities conducted by the Aiyu Photography Club (f.1911) that led to pictorialism in Japan in the 1920s. By the late 1930s, a form of expression “Zen-ei Shashin or the Photo Avant-Garde” took Japan as a whole by storm. After the end of World War II, the realism movement and the subjectivism movement engaged in fierce competition, and the appearance on the scene of photographer Tomatsu Shomei and the formation of the Chubu Student Photography Association by him encouraged young talents to seek out their own unique forms of expression. This exhibition looks back at the expressions of each era that developed through generations and societal changes, which reflected the ideas of the time, and tries to follow their paths by regarding them as movements.