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Autumn Special Exhibition

September 18 - December 12

Masterpieces from the Japanese Painting Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is located in Minneapolis, the largest city in the state of Minnesota, in the midwestern United States. Its origins lie in the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, which twenty-five citizens of Minneapolis founded in 1883 “to bring the arts into the life of their community.” The museum itself opened in 1915. Its collection of about 90,000 works of art spans prehistory to the present and represents the world’s diverse cultures on every continent. Among them, its collection of Japanese art, which includes nearly 9,500 works, highly esteemed internationally for both its quality and quantity.
This exhibition showcases masterpieces from this collection of Japanese art, with a focus on Edo-period paintings, including works by artists from the Kano school and Rinpa tradition, as well as ukiyo-e artists. Through this selection of masterly works by widely admired artists, including Sesson Shukei, Kano Sansetsu, Ito Jakuchu, Soga Shohaku, Katsushika Hokusai, and Toshusai Sharaku, the exhibition traces the evolution of Japanese painting while also giving a sense of the intentions of the American collectors fascinated by Japanese art who acquired these works and later bequeathed or donated them to the museum.

Information

Exhibition Term
September 18, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Open Hours
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (last entry: 3:00 pm)
Closed Days
Every Monday (or next business day if Monday is a national holiday)
Admission Fees
[Adults] 1,300 yen [High school/university students] 1,000 yen [Elementary/junior high school students] Free
Venue
North Wing
備考
冒頭作品:左から 富嶽三十六景 凱風快晴 葛飾北斎 Gift of Louis W. Hill, Jr./伊勢物語図色紙「布引の滝」 伝 俵屋宗達 The John R. Van Derlip Fund/鶏図押絵貼屛風(部分) 伊藤若冲 Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation/群仙図襖(旧・天祥院客殿襖絵)(部分) 狩野山雪 The Putnam Dana McMillan Fund/市川鰕三の竹村定之進(部分) 東洲斎写楽 Bequest of Richard P. Gale/群鶴図屏風(部分) 曾我蕭白 Gift of Elizabeth and Willard Clark ※すべてミネアポリス美術館蔵 Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Exhibition Highlights

Egrets in Plum and Willow (detail), by Sesson Shukei
Gift of funds from Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Gale

Daoist Immortals (detail), by Kano Sansetsu
The Putnam Dana McMillan Fund

Nunobiki Waterfall, from The Tales of Ise (detail), attributed to Tawaraya Sotatsu
The John R. Van Derlip Fund

Three Evening Scenes (detail), by Suzuki Kiitsu
Gift of Elizabeth and Willard Clark

Actor Ichikawa Ebizo as Takemura Sadanoshin (detail), by Toshusai Sharaku
Bequest of Richard P. Gale

South Wind, Clear Weather, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (detail), by Katsushika Hokusai
Gift of Louis W. Hill, Jr.

Spring and Autumn Landscapes (detail), by Urakami Shunkin
Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation

Cranes and Waves (detail), by Soga Shohaku
Gift of Elizabeth and Willard Clark

New Year’s Sun and Old Pine Tree, by Ito Jakuchu
Gift of the Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture

Eagle Threatening Monkeys (detail), by Kano Hogai
Gift of the Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture; formerly given to the Center in memory of Gail Liebes, a woman with a passion for art and a love of Japan, from her husband John, and her children Alison and Christopher

Murasaki Shikibu at Ishiyamadera (detail), by Watanabe Seitei
The Louis W. Hill, Jr. Fund

Spring (detail), by Yamamura Koka
Gift of funds from Ellen Wells

Exhibition Galleries

Entrance Information Chapter 8 From Late Edo to the Modern Period Chapter 5 Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings Chapter 5 Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings Chapter 6 Japanese Literati Painting (Nanga) Chapter 7 Innovators of the Art Scene Chapter 2 The Age of the Kano School Chapter 4 Rinpa Tradition Chapter 3 Yamato-eSeasonal Themes and Narrative Painting Chapter 1 Ink Painting
South Wing
North Wing

Autumn Special Exhibition

Masterpieces from the Japanese Painting Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Exhibits

North Wing

Autumn Special Exhibition

Masterpieces from the Japanese Painting Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Chapter 1 Ink Painting
Chapter 3 Yamato-e: Seasonal Themes and Narrative Painting
Chapter 4 Rinpa Tradition
Chapter 2 The Age of the Kano School
Chapter 7 Innovators of the Art Scene
Chapter 6 Japanese Literati Painting (Nanga)
Chapter 5 Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings

Chapter 8 From Late Edo to the Modern Period