The 150th Anniversary of his Birth: Yokoyama Taikan


Yokoyama Taikan, A Day in the Pacific Ocean, 1952 Yokoyama Taikan,
A Day in the Pacific Ocean, 1952
The National Museum of Modern
Art, Tokyo

This retrospective of work by Yokoyama Taikan (1868–1958) marks the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth and the 60th anniversary of his death.
After studying at the Tokyo School Fine Arts, Yokoyama left the school along with his teacher, Okakura Tenshin, to establish the Japan Art Institute. Yokoyama aimed to create a new form of painting that would befit the new age. During this period, which saw an influx of various things from the West, Yokoyama attempted to carry on and occasionally modify traditional Japanese painting techniques. He was also acclaimed for breaking away from conventional notions of subject matter. By gradually developing his approach, Yokoyama produced countless masterpieces imbued with his free-wheeling style and profound spirituality.
Along with important Yokoyama works such as Metempsychosis (Important Cultural Property), Cherry Blossoms at Night, and Autumn Leaves, this exhibition presents never-before-shown works as well as studies and other materials.

List of Works

The 150th Anniversary of his Birth: Yokoyama Taikan

Related Web Site

The 150th Anniversary of his Birth: Yokoyama Taikan
in Japanese language only

Exhibition dates

June 8 (Fri.) – July 22 (Sun), 2018

Hours

Regular hours: 9:30AM–5:00PM
*Fridays and Saturdays from June 8 to June 30 : 9:30AM–8:00PM
*Fridays and Saturdays from July 6 to July 21 : 9:30AM–9:00PM
(Admission until 30 min. before closing)

Closed

Mondays, July 17 (Tue.)
Exception: July 16 (Mon.)

Organizer

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Nikkei Inc.
The Mainichi Newspapers

Support

Television Osaka, Inc.

Special Sponsorship

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

Sponsorship

Bank of Kyoto, Ltd.
Kyoto Arts & Crafts University
Toray Industries, Inc.
LIVE ART BOOKS

Special Cooperation

Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall

Cooperation

Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd.

Admission

  Day of admission Advance Group
(20 or more)
Adult 1,500 1,300 1,300
University students 1,100 900 900
High school students 600 400 400

* Junior high school students or younger are 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 are available between Mar. 1 – Jun. 7, 2018

Publicity materials

flyer (2MB)

The 150th Anniversary of his Birth: Yokoyama Taikan

Other Venues

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo April 13 (Fri.) – May 27(Sun.), 2018

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