Current Exhibition

Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design 5th Anniversary: Joan Miró and Japan

July 16 00:00 - September 4 23:59, 2022

Joan Miró [1893 - 1983], an artist born in Barcelona, Spain. As one of the great masters of the 20th century, his name traveled far and wide, including in Japan. But what isn't so well known about Miró was that, as a young man, he had been fascinated with Japan, and was well versed in Japanese culture. Meanwhile, the works of Miró had been introduced to Japan in the 1930s, and with such events as the publication of a monograph of his works in 1940, before anywhere else in the world, the Japanese had become familiar with his art at an early stage. Ever since his first visit to Japan in 1966, Miró developed a deep and close friendship with Shuzo Takiguchi, a poet and art critic from Toyama Prefecture, with the two of them even having worked in collaboration on projects together.

This exhibition is the first to focus on the relationship between Miró and Japan. Through artworks collected from Spain, New York, and throughout Japan, as well as Japanese folkcraft pieces found in his studio, and a variety of associated materials, this exhibit will introduce the surprisingly deep and fascinating connections between Miró's artwork and the culture of Japan.


Period July 16 - September 4, 2022
Opening Hours 9:30 AM-6:00 PM [Last admission is 5:30 PM]
Closed Wednesdays [Except national holidays] and July 19, 2022
Admission Adults 1,100yen [*850yen], University students 550yen [*450yen], Advance ticket 850yen
  • If used on the same day of admission, visitors can also use their entry tickets for this exhibition to attend the Collection Exhibition.
  • For groups of 20 people or more, admission fees in [* ] are applied.
  • Free admission both to collection exhibitions and special exhibitions for the following visitors.
    1. Children, students [elementary, junior high or high school students, etc.]
    2. Persons escorting children/students for school activities or social activities. [Submission of admission free application is necessary.]
    3. Disabled people with a physical disability certificate.
  • Advance tickets are available from May 27 - July 15, 2022.
Venue 2F exhibition room 2、3、4
Organized by Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design|The Hokuriku Chunichi Shimbun|THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN|Toyama Television Broadcasting Co., ltd
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Embassy of Spain|Instituto Cervantes Tokio
Exhibitor Cooperation
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca