Past Exhibitions

Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design 5th Anniversary:
The Making of Munakata Shiko: Celebrating the 120th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth

March 18 - May 21, 2023

The works of the internationally acclaimed printmaker Shiko Munakata[1903-1975], known as 'Munakata of the World', remain very popular today. There are three regions where Munakata lived in, or created in, which each had a great influence shaping Munakata as an artist: Aomori, Tokyo, Toyama. In April 1945, he evacuated to the town of Fukumitsu [modern-day Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture], where he spent six years and eight months. During that time, he produced important works [prints, and Nikuhitsuga paintings] which were a turning point in his creative work.

In commemoration of the 120th anniversary of Munakata's birthday, various museums in the relevant regions [our museum, Aomori Museum of Art and The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo] will co-host this exhibition, in which we introduce a wide range of Munakata's works based on his relationship with the relevant regions, and we will rethink what kind of artist Shiko Munakata was.


Period March 18 - May 21, 2023
Opening Hours 9:30 AM-6:00 PM [Last admission is 5:30 PM]
Closed Wednesdays [Except national holidays]
*Open on May 3, 2023
Admission Adults 1,500yen [*1,200yen], University students 1,000yen [*800yen], Advance ticket 1,200yen
  • 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 January 14 to March 17, 2023.
Venue 2F exhibition room 2、3、4
Organized by Toyama Prefecture|"Munakata Shiko" Exhibition Executive Committee [Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design|THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN], Japan Broadcasting Corporation Toyama Station, NHK Enterprises

Special Support
Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art

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