Potter Kawai Kanjiro: Works from the Kawakatsu Collection


KAWAI Kanjiro, Flat Vase of Grass and Flower Design, 1939 KAWAI Kanjiro,
Flat Vase of Grass and
Flower Design
, 1939

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto houses a group of works by one of Japan's preeminent modern potters, Kawai Kanjiro. Totaling some 425 items, these pieces (originally part of the Kawakatsu Collection) are the consummate public collection of Kawai's ceramics in terms of both quality and quantity. Together they function as an encyclopedia, including Kawai's most important works from throughout his career and conveying the entire scope of his oeuvre. Along with a selection of approximately 250 masterpieces by the artist from the Kawakatsu Collection, the exhibition presents works by some of Kawai's associates, such as Hamada Shoji, Bernard Leach, and Tomimoto Kenkichi, from the museum collection.

List of Works

Potter Kawai Kanjiro: Works from the Kawakatsu Collection

Exhibition dates

April 26 (Fri.) – June 2 (Sun), 2019

Hours

Regular hours: 9:30AM–5:00PM
*Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30AM–8:00PM
(Admission until 30 min. before closing)

Closed

Mondays, May 7
Exception: April 29, May 6

Organizer

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The Kyoto Shimbun

Special cooperation

KAWAI Kanjiro's House

Admission

  Day of admission Advance Group
(20 or more)
Adult 1,300 1,100 1,100
University students 900 700 700
High school students 500 300 300

* 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 until April 25.

Publicity materials

flyer (1.5MB)

Potter Kawai Kanjiro: Works from the Kawakatsu Collection

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