Scheduled Exhibition Masterworks in the Aoki Collection
November 19 (Friday) - December 4 (Thursday), 2004
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(last admissions at 4:30 p.m.)
Mondays, and the day following a holiday (except when this falls on a Saturday or Sunday)
Adults: 500yen High School, College Students: 300yen Elementary, Junior High School Students: 100yen (Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more, the handicapped and the elderly)
As we have every year since the museum opened, we continue the tradition this year of presenting masterworks from Aoki Collection. The collection that Aoki Tosaku (1870-1946) put together, and which this museum received as a gift, includes Utagawa Hiroshige's paintings and drawings, and works by Japanese style artist Kubota Beisen, western-style painter Kawamura Kiyoo, calligraphy by thinker Tokutomi Soho, reference materials, pottery, lacquerware, swords and other items, and amounts to 4200 pieces. Items were carefully stored without most having been catalogued, but in the order that the museum has been able to catalogue the works they are put on public display.
In addition to exhibiting the masterworks of the Aoki Collection, we are putting some rather unusual works on display that normally would not be exhibited.
Presented by one of our curators
Saturday, November 20, 2004; Saturday, December 4, 2004;
Saturday, December 11, 2004; all talks begin at 1:30 p.m.