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Feb. 3–8: Elevators to be closed for asbestos removal

The passenger elevators will be closed for asbestos removal from Tuesday, February 3 to Sunday, February 8.  Visitors who require the use of wheelchairs or are otherwise disabled will be allowed the use of the service elevator.

Date: Feb. 2 (Mon.) – 15 (Sun.), 2009
Contractor: Michihara Co., Ltd.

(2009/01/26)


Dec. 14: Workshop by SUZUKI Akio

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto will host a workshop by SUZUKI Akio (see: Noiseless, 2007) for the Kyoto Prefectural Amino High School Art Club as part of the apprenticeship program organized by the Culture and Art Division of the Kyoto Prefectural Government.
  Although the workshop itself is for the Art Club students only, the performance and lecture (in Japanese only) included therein will be open to the public.

Date: December 14 (Sun.)  1:00PM–c. 2:30PM
Place: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto  1F Lobby
Organizers: Culture and Art Division, Kyoto Prefectural Government;
Kyoto Prefectural Amino High School
Cooperation: The Ntional Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

Culture and Art Division, Kyoto Prefectural Government
Apprenticeship Program
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/bungei/utideshi.html
in Japanese only

(2008/12/04)


Nov. 11–Dec. 25: Curatorial Studies 03  William Kentridge—Part II: New acquisition

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto has just acquired a 2007 work by William Kentridge entitled What Will Come (Has Already Come).  It is currently on display in the 4F Collection Gallery as Curatorial Studies 03  William Kentridge—Part II: New acquisition (until Dec. 25).

(2008/11/14)


Nov. 11–24: Nara Women’s University Centennial Celebration

A grand piano concert and other events will be held at MoMAK in celebration of the centennial of the founding of Nara Women’s University.  For further details, click here.

(2008/11/11)


Nov. 20–21: Asian Art Museum Directors’ Forum Tokyo 2008

ASIAN ART MUSEUM DIRECTORS FORUM TOKYP 2008

The Asian Art Museum Directors’ Forum (AAMDF) Tokyo 2008, co-organized by the Independent Administrative Institution National Museum of Art and the Agency for Cultural Affairs, will be held as follows:

Date:  November 20 (Thu.) & 21 (Fri.), 2008
Place:  The National Art Center, Tokyo  7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

  In succession to the 2006 forum in Beijing and the 2007 forum in Singapore, the objective of AAMDF Tokyo 2008 will be to exchange information about the exhibitions, collections, and other activities of major museums in Asia and to discuss how these museums could cooperate with one another in order to promote the development of Asian museums of art and contemporary Asian art.

(2008/11/04)


Jan. 6–March 31: The Collection Gallery to be closed

The Collection Gallery (4F) will be closed from January 6 (Tue.) to March 31 (Tue.), 2009 due to construction work in the museum building.
  Please note that the exhibitions (3F) taking place during this period (2009/01/06–02/08 The Isaburo Ueno & Felice “Lizzi” Rix-Ueno Collection, 02/17–03/29 TSUBAKI Noboru) will be open as scheduled.

(2008/10/27)


Asbestos reexamination results

A recent asbestos reexamination conducted at the request of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology yielded positive results in the museum’s elevator shaft.
  The asbestos used in the museum building is solidified, but the museum has requested a professional examination of its dispersal by Kinki Bunseki Center, Ltd. as a safety measure.  The amount of asbestos detected in the air was well below the standard set by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, at 2/100 to 4/100, and has no effect on the human body.
  However, in order to completely ensure our visitors’ safety, and to maintain an environment where visitors can appreciate art without the distraction of anxiety, the museum is scheduled to have the asbestos permanently removed.  The schedule for the construction work will be announced on a later date.

Amount of asbestos found in the air
Governmental standard 10 fibers/liter
Outdoor examination less than 0.1 fibers/liter
Indoor examination 0.2–0.4 fibers/liter

(2008/10/14)


Oct. 11 (Sat.): Autumn Night Concert: “Woodwind Echoes in the Museum / Music by Holst under the Influence of Morris”

The museum will be hosting a concert organized by the Kyoto City University of Arts on Saturday, October 11th.  Click here for further details.

(2008/09/25)


Curatorial Studies 03  William Kentridge—Part I: Artist talks: Sept. 17 (Wed.) and other dates in Kyoto and Tokyo

William Kentridge is an artist and filmmaker of international renown.  On the occasion of his first visit to Japan, he will be delivering a series of lectures about his work in Kyoto and Tokyo.  Solo exhibitions are scheduled to take place in Japan in 2009–2010.  For further details, click here.

(2008/09/12)


July 1 (Tue.)–21 (Mon./hol.), 2008: Extended hours

The following hours are scheduled for the month of July during Renoir + Renoir:

9:30AM–7:00PM (admission until 6:30PM)

Please note that the extended hours on Fridays (until 8:00PM) will not be taking place during July.

(2008/07/02)


August 1: Outdoor film screening: Ivan the Terrible («Иван Грозный»)

MOMAK will be hosting an outdoor film screening on August 1, 2008.

Co-organizer:  National Film Center (Tokyo)
Film:  Ivan the Terrible («Иван Грозный», 1944–45, dir. Sergei M. Eisenstein)
Date:  August 1 (Fri.), 2007  7:30PM–11:00PM
Admission:  500 yen (tax included)

For further details, click here.

(2008/06/12)


June 7: Summer Night Concert: “Renaissance Baroque / Renoir × French Music”

The museum will be hosting a concert organized by the Kyoto City University of Arts on June 7th.  Click here for further details.

(2008/05/13)


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