Joan Miró and Japan (Apr. 29 - July 3, 2022)


Along with other Spanish masters of the contemporary era such as Picasso and Dalí, the Barcelona-born artist Joan Miró (1893-1983) has long been loved throughout the world, including in Japan. However, it is not widely known that underlying Miró's robust creative practice, which encompassed everything from paintings, sculptures, and prints to tapestries and ceramics, was his profound knowledge of Japanese culture. In this exhibition, we retrace Miró's 90-year career, from notable early works that convey the artist's fondness for Japanese forms such as ukiyo-e and haiku, to monumental postwar pieces, which convey a uniquely Japanese quality inspired by folk crafts, calligraphy, and pottery. The exhibition assembles some 140 works and documents, including Japanese crafts that adorned Miró's studio and collaborative pieces the artist made with the poet and art critic Takiguchi Shuzo, who published the world's first monograph on Miró. This is the first major retrospective of Miró's work to be held in Japan, a country he said he had long dreamed about, in 20 years.

Opening Hours, Closed, Admission

Open until 20:00 on Fridays
(Last admission; 30 minutes before closing)

Closed on Mondays

Adults: ¥1,800 (¥1,600)
University and High-school students: ¥1,200 (¥1,000)
Junior high school students and under: Free
* The price in brackets is for an advance ticket and a discount ticket for a group of 20 people and over.
* Including the admission fee for the Collection Galleries.


Organized by Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, The Chunichi Shimbun, and Tokai Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
With the sponsorship of Live Art Books Inc.
With the cooperation of Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
With the support of Embassy of Spain in Japan, Instituto Cervantes de Tokio
Extensive support provided by Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca