Exhibition Schedule

2017 | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November |



Chair≪41 Armchair Paimio≫
Alvar Aalto
Private collection

April 7 – May 28, 2017

100th Anniversary of Finland’s Independence, Finnish Design 2017

Finland is known as the “Land of Forests and Lakes.” And Finnish designers have created many products based on the theme of “a harmony between nature and people.” As with well-known examples such as Kaj Franck’s dishes and Alvar Aalto’s chairs, Finnish design is simple, functional, and imbued with a playful spirit. Despite changing times, it never becomes obsolete, and today, there is a new generation of Finnish designers working to create new things. This exhibition, made up of approximately 700 works, provides a comprehensive introduction to Finnish design. Visitors can look forward to enjoying this rich tradition through a variety of furniture, tablewares, and textiles.

APMoA Project, ARCH vol. 21 Mizue Mirai


Lucas Cranach I,
The Virgin and Child beneath an Apple Tree, c. 1530, Oil on canvas
© The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, 2017-18

July 1 – September 18, 2017

Old Masters from the State Hermitage Museum

Drawn from the collection of the Russia’s State Hermitage Museum, one of the world’s greatest museums, this exhibition focuses on paintings by “Old Masters,” dating from the 16th century Renaissance to Baroque and Rococo works from the 17th and 18th centuries. The museum, located in St. Petersburg, the imperial capital of Russia, began with 317 paintings that Catherine the Great had acquired in 1764. Successive reigns continued amassing works until eventually the museum came to possess one of the largest collections in the world. The term “Old Master” refers to classical artists who are firmly established in the canon of Western art history. With a total of 85 works by legendary figures such as Titian, Rembrandt, and Rubens, this exhibition will provide visitors will an invaluable opportunity to relish the unbroken line of European painting.

APMoA Project, ARCH vol. 22 Shiomi Yurina


October 6 – November 19, 2017

Nagasawa Rosetsu

Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799), a pupil of Maruyama Okyo, attained a high level of technical ability at a young age, while displaying his individuality with bold and unconventional ideas. Firmly committed to surprising and delighting people, Rosetsu is now considered to be part of the so-called “eccentric” school of painters that includes Ito Jakuchu and Soga Shohaku.Rosetsu’s imbued his depictions of tigers and dragons with a combination of power and humor, his puppies and birds with human traits, and his karako (boys dressed in Chinese clothing) and monkeys with expressive faces, and in some cases, profound gazes. In addition, his deeply emotional suiboku (ink painting) landscapes are notable among paintings of the Edo Period for directly conveying the artist’s feelings. While introducing Rosetsu’s diverse range of expressions, this exhibition transcends the eccentricities in Rosetsu’s work to explore the artist’s mind and the inspiration for his paintings. Rosetsu’s important sliding-door paintings, Dragon and Tiger, housed in Muryo-ji Temple in Wakayama, and the partitions from the two rooms in the temple will be reproduced in the museum to embody the spatial structure envisioned by the artist.

Nagasawa Rosetsu, Dragon and Tiger (Important cultural property),
1786 (Tenmei 6), Ink on paper, each six sliding door panels, Muryo-ji Temple, Kushimoto Oukyo and Rosetsu Art Museum

APMoA Project, ARCH vol. 23 Bandai Yosuke

Temporarily CLOSED for renovatiions until March 31, 2019