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The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum_下書き

The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum opened in July of 2003 as a branch of the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art. The museum's mission is as follows: to collect contemporary art works, especially those dating from 1945 onwards; to actively introduce not only Western art but also Asian art, especially from neighboring countries and regions such as Korea, China, and the Russian Far East; and to support artists who live in or have a connection with Niigata prefecture.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Address 5-1, Bandaijima, Chuo-ku, Niigata, 950-0078, JAPAN
Accessibility A 25-minute walk or 8-minute taxi ride from Niigata station's Bandai exit. Bus services are also available (No.17 bus bound for the Sado-Kisen terminal).
Hours 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission ends 30 minutes before closing).
Closed Mondays (When a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum will be closed on the following Tuesday.), New Year's holiday, and maintenance periods
Admission Fee Adults: 310yen, College & High school students: 150yen, Junior High & Elementary School Student: admission free. Special exhibitions require an additional admission fee.
Inquiries TEL +81-25-290-6655; FAX +81-25-249-7577;

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

UMEKAYO

March 15 – May 6, 2014

Kayo Ume(1981- ) is a photographer who captures scenes hiding in daily life from a unique perspective, and is perhaps the hottest and most widely recognized young photographer working today. This exhibit will boldly rearrange pieces from her series “Shutter Chance,” considered the basis of her work, with pieces from “Danshi” and “Long Live Grandpa!,” series which centers on creating a sense of relationship with the strangers close to her, and will even be adding in a few as-of-yet unreleased photos.

Adventure in Art:  Masterpieces of the National Museum of Art, Osaka

May 17 – June 22, 2014

What is the role of art in our life and society? Some people say that art has the power to take us from our ordinary life and into another world that we have never seen or even imagined before. This exhibition will be the first chance in Niigata to see the National Museum of Art, Osaka’s selected masterpieces that have this kind of magical power. We hope that this exhibition will provide you the chance to see art with new eyes, and help to lighten your heart and soul.

Yoshifumi Kondo:  A Niigata-born Animator of Studio Ghibli

July 4 – August 31, 2014

Yoshifumi Kondo (1950-98), once one of the most talented animators in Japan, was born and raised in Gosen in Niigata Prefecture and worked with Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, famous directors of Studio Ghibli, who deeply believed in his talents. After achieving great success directing his first, and only, feature film “Whisper of the Heart” (Mimi wo Sumaseba), he suddenly passed away, causing many to deeply regret the loss of such a talented soul. In this exhibit we hope to introduce the world Kondo created through his pure personality and warm gaze by displaying his character designs, original drawings, image boards, sketches, and more, in cooperation with Studio Ghibli.

Ito Jakuchu and the Fine Arts of Kyoto: Masterpieces of the Hosomi Collection

September 13 – November 3, 2014

The Hosomi Museum was founded in 1998 in Kyoto and is based on the collections of Hosomi family, starting with late Osaka industrialist Ryo Hosomi (first generation Kokoan, 1901-1979) and then continuing onto his son and grandson. The collection consists of Japanese art from almost all major time periods and genres. This exhibition introduces a plethora of fascinating Japanese art from the collection, most notably the works of Jakuchu Ito, a painter from the Edo period. In addition, festival paintings, narrative paintings, Japanese lacquerware, tea bowls and tea kettles will be on display.

100th Anniversary Celebration  Tove Jansson Exhibition: Work, Love and Life of the Creator of “Moomin”s. 

February 28 – March 6, 2015

We will be holding a large scale retrospective show of works from Finnish artist Tove Jansson, the author of the much beloved “Moomin” series. At the exhibit you will be able to see art from the famous Moomin series, but you can also see examples from her entire career as an artist, with some of Tove’s earliest satirical illustrations, illustrations for juvenile books, and the oil paintings she worked on throughout her life. We will also exhibit a replica of her summer house that she had built on the island of Klovharu in the Gulf of Finland, and hope to shine a light on her lifestyle and world view so that visitors may better understand the entirety of her creations.

EXHIBITIONS FROM THE COLLECTION

Nostalgia for the Showa Era: Landscape of Memories Depicted in Art

November 22 - February 11, 2015

A quarter of a century has passed since the Showa gave way to the Heisei era. The 64 years of the Showa were incredibly turbulent, with the birth of modern popular culture, the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II, occupation by the allied forces and reconstruction from the ruins, the post-war economic miracle and the Bubble era. This exhibit will show works from our collection that best reflect the social conditions and aspects of life of the Showa era. We hope this exhibit will be both new and exciting for those of the Heisei generation, and nostalgic for those who remember the Showa years.