[2022 Summer] Collection Room Special Display: Genealogy of Fantasy—Western Print Collection and Western-style Paintings from Modern Kyoto
Venue [ Main Building（North Wing）1F ]
The Museum Collection currently consists of approximately 4,000 works of Kyoto modern art comprising Japanese paintings, Western-style paintings, sculpture, prints, crafts, and calligraphy. In particular, the Collection includes masterpieces representative of Japanese painting made by Kyoto artists between the Meiji and Showa periods, making it one of the leading collections of such works in Japan.
Last year, the Museum received a bulk donation of Western art from a private collection. In particular, the collection of Western prints covers the period from Goya and Hogarth to the 20th century. This special exhibition will introduce a group of Fin de siècle works made at the end of the 19th century, including works of Symbolism, Surrealism, and art from the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism that are particularly rich in content. In addition, the exhibition will introduce works from the 1930s by Kyoto-based Western-style painters Kitawaki Noboru and Komaki Gentaro, who were devoted to Surrealism, and seek to trace the “genealogy of fantasy” from the end of the 19th century to the postwar period.
- July 16 (Sat.) - September 25 (Sun.), 2022
- Main Building（North Wing）1F
- Collection Room Admission fees:
Kyoto City residents: ¥520*
Groups (of 20 or more): ¥620
Elementary, junior high and high school students: Free**
Non- resident elementary,
junior high and high school students: ¥300
Children under elementary school: Free
*Admission is free for residents over 70 (with valid ID or senior boarding pass) and for those with disabilities (with valid disability certificates). Admission is ¥100 for students attending Kyoto universities registered as Kyoto City Campus Culture Partners.
** living or studying in Kyoto
Please bring a valid ID.
The menu of seasonal sweets in Cafe ENFUSE will change four times a year, along with the seasons. Also the museum shop will continue offering new confectionary selections twice a month, every month.