AOKI Shigeru: Myth, Sea and Love

AOKI Shigeru [A Woman's Face] 1904, Private Collection
AOKI Shigeru, A Woman's Face,
1904, Private Collection
  This exhibition reveals the entire scope of the life, artistic genius and early death of AOKI Shigeru (b.1882), who died on March 25, 1911 at the age of only 28. A century after his death, his works still delight art lovers, and the history of his life remains fascinating. This exhibit examines his life, his era and the praise he earned after his death, drawing on about 230 extant works (70 oils, 160 watercolors and sketches), and materials dealing with the period of his lifetime and since.

Exhibition dates
Friday, May 27– Sunday, July 10, 2011
Closed on Mondays

Regular hours
9:30AM-5:00PM (admission until 4:30PM)

Evening hours (every Friday)
9:30AM-8:00PM (admission until 7:30PM)

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  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 1,200 1,000 1,000
University students 900 700 700
High school students 500 300 300
Junior high school students
and younger
Free Free Free

*Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are
 admitted free of charge.(Please present certificate at the admission.)
*Advance tickets:
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List of Exhibits
AOKI Shigeru List of Exhibits

Related Exhibit
"Gift of Sea: Raising a Flag on the Summit of the Battlefield"
HD, 2010, owned by artist (4F Collection Gallery)

* Redistribution prohibited.
Screening Schedule
 Time duration: 23min   ●Following schedule is applied on Fridays only.
10:05 10:30 10:55
11:20 11:45  
12:10 12:35  
13:00 13:25 13:50
14:15 14:40  
15:05 15:30 15:55
17:10 17:35  
18:00 18:25 18:50

    *Above schedule is a rough estimate. A few changes can occur.

AOKI Shigeru Exhibition

Related events
Lecture: "Journey of AOKI Shigeru -Look for his legend and birthplace-"
Date & Time: May 28 (Sat.), 2011 2:00–3:30PM
      (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: 1F lecture hall
Fee: Free admission, maximum capacity 100
Lecturer: UENO Kenzo (Curator, Ishibashi Museum of Art)
in Japanese only

Lecture: "Dream and Suffering of Romanism in the End of 19th Century"
Date & Time: June 18 (Sat.), 2011 2:00–3:30PM
         (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: 1F lecture hall
Fee: Free admission, maximum capacity 100
Lecturer: TAKASHINA Shuji (Director, Ohara Museum of Art)
in Japanese only

Night Tour for Kids and Parents
Date & Time: June 11 (Sat.), 2011 5:45-7:00PM
Place: 3F exhibition hall
Fee: Free admission , reservation required,
20 pairs of parents and children (elementary school)
Lecturer: YAMANO Hidetsugu (chief curator)
in Japanese only

  Send following information by Postal card or FAX
  -zipcode, mailing address, phone number, number of applicants
  (4 people maximum including guardians), names and age of all applicants.
  Send to: 〒530-8251 Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd. Planning Division
  Fax: 06-6346-8372
  Contact: 06-6346-8391 (weekdays only 10:00AM-6:00PM)
  *Deadline: May 27 (Fri.), 2011
  *Participants will be determined by lot, when it's over capacity.

MoMAK Films @ home: foreign animated films
Date & Time: June 11 (Sat.) and 12 (Sun.), 2011 2:00PM–
Place: 1F lecture hall
Admission: 500 JPY per screening
Organizers: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
       The National Film Center
Cooperation: TOMITA Mika, KAWAMURA Kenichiro
        (Associate Professors, Ritsumeikan University,
        College of Image Arts & Sciences)
For further details, click here.

Publicity materials
Flyer PDF(1.54MB)


Other museums
Ishibashi Museum of Art   2011/3/25 (Fri.) 5/15 (Sun.)
Bridgestone Museum of Art 2011/7/17(Sun.) – 9/4 (Sun.)
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