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2017

Théodore Chassériau : Parfum exotique

Lectures

Thursday 2 March 2017 14:00 – 15:30 Canceled
Vincent Pomarède (Director of Mediation and Cultural Programming, Musée du Louvre)
*Lecture presented in French, simultaneous translation in Japanese.
“Chassériau and Nature”
Due to a change in his plans, lecturer Vincent Pomarède will not be traveling to Japan at this time.
Sunday 2 April 2017 14:00 – 15:30
Chikashi Kitazaki (Professor, Seijo University)
“Théodore Chassériau and Church Decoration”
Saturday 13 May 2017 14:00 – 15:30
Megumi Jingaoka (Curator, The National Museum of Western Art)
“Chassériau and the Cour de Comptes Murals”

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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Skagen: An Artists’ Colony in Denmark

Lectures

Saturday 11 February 2017 14:00 – 15:30
Lisette Vind Ebbesen (Director, the Art Museums of Skagen)
*Lecture presented in English, simultaneous translation in Japanese.
“The Skagen Painters”
Saturday 8 April 2017 14:00 – 15:30
Kenji Yorozuya (Curator, Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum)
“Modern Danish Painting and the Skagen Painters”

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Permanent Collection or Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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2016

Lucas Cranach the Elder: 500 Years of the Power of Temptation

Lectures

Saturday 15 October 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Guido Messling(Curator, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna)
*Lecture presented in German, simultaneous translation in Japanese.
“Traveling Artist: Cranach and the Netherlands”
Saturday 29 October 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Akira Akiyama (Professor, University of Tokyo)
“Cranach vs. Dürer: The Birth of ‘The Artist’ in Germany”
Saturday 19 November 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Mikinosuke Tanabe (Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts)
“Cranach and the Reformation”
Saturday 10 December 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Atsushi Shinfuji (Associate Curator, NMWA)
“Temptation that Surpasses Time: Cranach and ‘The Power of Women’”

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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Sacred and Secular: Israhel van Meckenem & Early German Engraving

Lectures

Saturday 9 July 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Achim Riether (Curator, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München)
*Lecture presented in German, simultaneous translation in Japanese.
“Israhel van Meckenem's Copy Works”
Saturday 6 August 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Kayo Hirakawa (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University)
“The Fascination of Early German Prints”
Saturday 27 August 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Asuka Nakada (Associate Curator, The National Museum of Western Art)
“The Secular: Israhel van Meckenem and Secular Subject Prints”

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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Caravaggio and His Time: Friends, Rivals and Enemies

Lectures

Tuesday 1 March 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Rossella Vodret (Caravaggio exhibition director, Art historian, Former superintendant, the Superintendancy for the Historic, Artistic, and Ethno-antholopological Heritage and Museum Authority of the City of Rome)
*Lecture presented in Italian, simultaneous translation in Japanese.
"Caravaggio and His Influence"
Saturday 12 March 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Ishinabe Masumi (Professor, Faculty of Arts and Literature, Seijo University)
"The Truth about Caravaggio: What Kind of Man Was He?"
Saturday 14 May 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Kawase Yusuke (Caravaggio exhibition curator, Associate Curator, The National Museum of Western Art)
"The Caravaggists in Rome and Naples"

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2015

The Golden Legend

Lectures

Saturday 24 October 2015 14:00 – 15:30
Kinbara Yasuo (Professor, Tokai University)
“The Golden Culture of Ancient Thrace”
Saturday 14 November 2015 14:00 – 15:30
Fujisawa Sakurako (Professor, Gunma Prefectural Women’s University)
“Golden Products of Etruria and Ancient Rome”
Saturday 21 November 2015 14:00 – 15:30
Itsumi Kiichirô (Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo)
“Gold as a Motif in Greek Literature and Mythology”
Saturday 19 December 2015 14:00 – 15:30
Takashi Iizuka (Associate Curator, The National Museum of Western Art)
“Ancient Greek Art and Gold”

The Dilemmas Faced by American Museums―The Roles of Collection, Exhibition, and Mass Media

Lectures

In the United States, unlike renowned university museums with their history of fine and well-organized collections, local state university museums are faced with dilemmas and conflict between their audiences and donors and their collection policies. Meanwhile, major museums create challenging exhibitions but sometimes, such exhibitions also end up in fierce controversy. This lecture program presents two museum experts from the United States will provide insights into museum collection, exhibition and audiences in American society.

Program

"Museums, Monuments, and Messes: Case Studies in American Cultural Exhibitions and Memorials."
Edmund Warren Perry Jr.
Director of the Perry Library of the Theater, former Writer and Researcher at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

“Donation Dilemmas, Fossils, and Firearms: Focusing the Unfocused Museum Collection”
Shannon Kennedy Perry
Collections Manager, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

*Presentations will be in English with simultaneous interpretation.

Date:Wednesday 28 October 2015, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Venue:Auditorium, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)

Audience

Free of charge, but audience limited to the first 140 people to pick up attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon. The Auditorium will open at 1:30 p.m.

Please click here for details on the lecture.

Organized by: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
With the support of : The Museiological Society of Japan, The Association for the Study of Cultural Resources
With grant from: The Embassy of the United States of America in Japan

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Bordeaux, Port de la Lune

Lectures

Tuesday 23 June 2015 14:00 – 15:30
Nicholas Barbey (Director, Cultural Heritage Department, Bibliothèque municipal de Bordeaux)
*Lecture presented in French, simultaneous translation into Japanese
"Three Crescent Moons over the "Port de la Lune Bordeaux": The Bordeaux of Montaigne, Montesquieu, and Mauriac"
Saturday 18 July 2015 14:00 – 15:30
Megumi Jingaoka (Curator, The National Museum of Western Art)
"Bordeaux and Painters"
Saturday 22 August 2015 14:00 – 15:30
Yoshitaka Doi (Professor, Graduate School of Kyushu University)
"Bordeaux: Reading the Strategic History of a City through its Architecture"
Saturday 5 September 2015 14:00 – 15:30
Takeshi Akazawa (Professor Emeritus, International Research Center for Japanese Studies)
"The World Carved in the Venus of Laussel: Europe as Seen by its Cro-Magnon Maker"

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GUERCINO

Lectures

Saturday 14 March 2015 14:00 – 15:30
Ken'ichi Takahashi (Associate Professor, Wakayama University)
"The Bologna School and Guercino"
Saturday 11 April 2015 14:00 – 15:30
Kikurô Miyashita (Professor, Kobe University)
"Guercino and Baroque Art"
Saturday 16 May 2015 14:00 – 15:30
Shinsuke Watanabe (Curator of the Guercino exhibition, The National Museum of Western Art)
"Guercino's Life and Arts"
Saturday 30 May 2015 14:00 – 15:30 *with simultaneous interpretation
David M. Stone (Professor, University of Delaware)
"From Paper to Canvas: Observations on Guercino's Creative Process"
(grant from The Kajima Foundation for The Arts)

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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2014

150th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Switzerland
Ferdinand Hodler: Towards Rhythmic Images

Lectures

Sunday 19 October 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Oskar Bätschmann (Professor Emeritus, Universität Bern / Professor, Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft)
"Ferdinand Hodler's symbolist Masterpieces"
*Lecture presented in German, simultaneous translation into Japanese
Sunday 26 October 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Tsutomu Mizusawa (Director, Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura and Hayama)
" Ferdinand Hodler: Dawn’s Light in the Fin-de-Siècle"
Saturday 15 November 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Masayuki Tanaka (Professor, Musashino Art University)
" Dancing Bodies and Painting: From Expressionism to Abstraction"
Saturday 29 November 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Asa Ito (Associate Professor, Liberal Arts Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
" That Which Moves the Body – Rhythm and Society"
Sunday 7 December 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Atsushi Shinfuji (Associate Curator, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo)
" Rhythm’s Epicenter: Hodler’s Art Philosophy and its Aftermath"

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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The Rings from The Hashimoto Collection of The National Museum of Western Art

Lectures

Saturday 26 July 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Chika Amano (Professor, Ochanomizu University, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences)
“When Personal Adornment was not a ‘Sin’ “
Saturday 6 September 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Keiko Nôzawa (Professor, Tokyo Kasei University)
“Jewelry in the History of Fashion”

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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Voices Calling from the Unusual: Hirano Keiichiro's Selection of Western Art Masterpieces

Lectures

Saturday 24 May 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Keiichiro Hirano
" Voices Calling from the Unusual”

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.

NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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Jacques Callot : Theater of Realism and Fantasy

Lectures

Saturday 26 April 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Asuka Nakada (Assistant Curator, The National Museum of Western Art)
"Europe in the First Half of the 17th Century as Revealed in Callot’s Works"
Saturday 31 May 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Hidenori Kurita (Professor, Graduate School, Nagoya University)
"Jacques Callot Within Baroque Art"

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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2013

Monet, An Eye for Landscapes: Innovation in 19th Century French Landscape Paintings

Lectures

Saturday 7 December 14:00 – 15:30
Akiko Mabuchi (Director General, The National Museum of Western Art)
"Monet and Japan"
Saturday 18 January 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Yoko Iwasaki (Chief Curator, Pola Museum of Art)
"Impressionists in the Pola Museum of Art and Monet’s Paintings"
Saturday 1 February 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Kazuyoshi Yoshikawa (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
"Monet’s Series and Proustian Literature"

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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The 150th Anniversary: The Prints of Edvard Munch from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Lectures

Friday 13 December 14:00 – 15:30
*Lecture presented in English, simultaneous translation into Japanese
Magne Bruteig (Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, Munch Museum, Municipality of Oslo)
"The Silence of the Scream - Edvard Munch’s Life and Art"

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, either Permanent Collection or Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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Michelangelo Buonarroti
-The Making of a Genius and the 500th Anniversary of the Sistine Chapel

Lectures

Saturday 7 September 14:00 to 15:30
Kiyoo Uemura (Professor, Chiba University)
"Michelangelo and Florence"
Saturday 5 October 14:00 to 15:30
Hiromasa Kanayama (Associate Professor, Keio University)
"Michelangelo and Architecture"
Saturday 2 November 14:00 to 15:30
Masahiko Mori (Professor, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)
"Becoming a God-Like Man"

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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Le Corbusier and 20th Century Art

Lectures

Sunday 6 October 14:00 to 15:30
Misa Hayashi(Curator, Taisei Gallery, Taisei Corporation)
“The Creation of Architectural Space through Art Works: Wall Painting, Tapestry, Photomontage”
Saturday 19 October 14:00 to 15:30
Yoshiyuki Yamana (Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Science)
“The National Museum of Western Art and Le Corbusier’s Synthesis of the Arts”

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend: Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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Raffaello

Lectures

Saturday 2 March 14:00 to 16:00 *with simultaneous interpretation
Christina Acidini (Superintendent, Florence Museums Association)
"Raphael: Arts that Brighten Italian Palaces"
Saturday 9 March 14:00 to 15:30 *with simultaneous interpretation
Tom Henry(Professor, University of Kent)
"A New Interpretation of Raphael's "Self-Portrait with a Friend""
(grant from The Kajima Foundation for The Arts)
Saturday 6 April 14:00 to 15:30
Takuma Ito (Assistant Professor, Keisen University)
"Raphael and Perugino"
Saturday 20 April 20 14:00 to 15:30
Shinsuke Watanabe(Curator, The National Museum of Western Art)
"Raphael in Florence"
Saturday 11 May 14:00 to 15:30
Masumi Ishinabe (Professor, Seijo University)
"Raphael in Rome"
Saturday 18 May 18 14:00 to 15:30 *with simultaneous interpretation
Jonathan K. Nelson (Assistant Director for Academic Programs and Publications
Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies)
"The Economist's Approach to Art History: Raphael and His Patrons"

To apply for a lecture ticket

Venue:
Auditorium, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Audience:
Limited to 140 people per event.Free of charge, however, Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
NB:
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

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2012

From Renaissance to Rococo.  Four Centuries of European Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.

Lectures (presented in Japanese only)

Saturday 14 July 14:00 to 15:30
Akihiro Ozaki (Professor, Tohoku University)
"The Paradox of Dutch Painting: Focusing on Rembrandt and Vermeer"
Saturday 25 August 14:00 to 15:30
Yasunori Ishizawa(Associate Professor, Yamagata University)
"Art in the City: Sacred Paintings and Portrait Expression in Renaissance Italy"
Saturday 8 September 14:00 to 15:30
Mitsumasa Takanashi (Curator, The National Museum of Western Art)
"The Fascination of Italian Drawing: Methods and Aims"

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Hubert Robert - Les jardins du Temps

Lectures

Tuesday 6 March 14:00 – 15:30
Hélène Stanislas-Moulin (Director, Valence Museum)
"Hubert Robert and the Valence Museum's collection"(In French, with simultaneous interpretation)
Saturday 31 March 14:00 – 15:30
Fumio Nagami (Professor, Chuo University)
"Nature and the Garden in Rousseau: An Aid to Appreciating Hubert Robert"
Saturday 28 April 2012, 14:00 – 15:30
"Hubert Robert: Between Reminiscences and Caprices"
Megumi Jingaoka (Curator, National Museum of Western Art)

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International Symposium
Hubert Robert – Les jardins du Temps
Aesthetics and the Uses of Time

Date:
Saturday 14 April 2012 10:00-18:00 National Museum of Western Art
Sunday 15 April 2012 14:00 - 18:30 L'Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo
Place:
Auditorium, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 Floor)
Organized by:
The National Museum of Western Art/L'Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo
With support of:
Ambassade de France au Japon/The Kajima Foundation for the Arts/Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris/The Western Art Foundation/Laurent-Perrier/Café Le Bretagne

Overview

This symposium has been planned in conjunction with the exhibition Hubert Robert – Les jardins du Temps. To be held over two days, across shifting venues, this symposium will bring together French and Japanese scholars, artists and architects for a multifaceted discussion of the uses of time in consciousness and artifacts, and the aesthetics surrounding such usage. Time robs us of life and eventually crumbles physical form. Simultaneously, value is born from time – the cycle of birth and rebirth, the formation of history, and the ongoing creation of tradition.
The first day of the symposium will look at the "uses of time" from an historical stance, deciphering the successive waning and waxing of aesthetic models from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. The second day will focus on the 20th century to the present, considering the theme of the aesthetics and vestiges of time in terms of the images that stretch across such media as photography, architecture, and film. French and Japanese architects at the cutting edge of their field have been also invited to hold a discussion on the theme of architecture and nature.


Program Topics

Saturday 14 April 2012,10:00-18:00
* With French and Japanese simultaneous interpretation

First Section: Keynote Address: The Use of Time
Keynote Presenter: Shuji Takashina (Director, Ohara Museum of Art)

Session 1: The Past as History
Presenter:Shigetoshi Osano (Professor, Tokyo University), Barthélémy Jobert (Professor, Paris-Sorbonne University)

Session 2: Imitating Time
Presenter: Guillaume Faroult (Curator, Louvre Museum) ,Megumi Jingaoka (Curator, National Museum of Western Art)

Session 3: Time and Form
Presenter: Atsushi Miura (Professor, Tokyo University), Shigeki Abe (Professor, Chuo University)

General Discussion

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2011

Goya: Luces y Sombras. Obras Maestras del Museo del Prado
Goya: Lights and Shadows. Masterpieces of the Museo del Prado

Lectures

Saturday 22 October 14:00 to 16:00
"The Works Displayed in Goya: Lights and Shadows"
Manuela B. Mena Marqués(Chief Curator of 18th Century Painting and Goya,
Museo Nacional del Prado)
and
José Manuel Matilla Rodríguez (Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints,
Museo Nacional del Prado)
[Lectures in Spanish, simultaneous interpretation into Japanese provided]
Saturday 26 November 14:00 to 15:30
"Goya's Time : Enlightenment, Revolution, and War"
Hirotaka Tateishi (Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, The Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies)
Saturday 10 December 14:00 to 15:30
"The Painter Goya's Life Straddling Two Eras : His Art and Human Images" [Lecture in Japanese]
Yasujiro Otaka (Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University)
Saturday 14 January 14:00 to 15:30
"Goya and Modern Art" [Lecture in Japanese]
Hiroya Murakami (Chief Curator, The National Museum of Western Art)

* Slide Talk also available with explanatory descriptions by Yui Toyoda, Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Graduate School, Waseda University

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The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece
from the British Museum

Lectures

Tuesday 5 July 14:00 to 15:30
Ian Jenkins (Senior Curator, Greek and Roman Dept., The British Museum)
"The Human Body in Greek Art and Society"
Saturday 23 July 14:00 to 15:30
Masanori Aoyagi (Director, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo)
"Greek Perception of Male and Female Beauty"
Saturday 3 September 14:00 to 15:30
Kyoko Haga (Professor, Tohoku University)
"Looking at Greek Sculpture: The Ancients' Gaze"

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Rembrandt : The Quest for Chiaroscuro

Lectures

Saturday 2 April 2011 14:00~15:30
Hitoshi Karasawa (Print Artist)
"Light and Shadow to a Print Artist: Following Rembrandt"
Saturday 23 April 2011 14:00~15:30
Naoaki Sakamoto (Representing Shiho Nao)
"Between European Prints and Japanese Paper: Various Thoughts of a Papermaker"
Saturday 21 May 2011 14:00~15:30
Akira Kofuku (Senior Curator, NMWA)
"Rembrandt: Prints Created on Japanese Paper"

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International Symposium
"Rembrandt : The Quest for Chiaroscuro"

Date:
Sunday 13 March 2011 13:00-18:00 Called off
Place:
Auditorium, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 Floor)
Organized by:
The National Museum of Western Art
With support of:
The Japan Art History Society, Nippon Television Network Corporation, Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation, The Society for International Cultural Exchange, Insatsu Choyokai Foundation
Presenter:
Martin Royalton-Kisch/Art Historian (A former curator of the British Museum)
Erik Hinterding/Art Historian (A compiler of the New Holstein Rembrandt)
Bob van den Boogert/The Rembrandt House
Akihiro Ozaki/Tohoku University
Hiroshi Kumazawa/Art Historian (A guest curator of the National Museum of Western Art Tokyo)
Akira Kofuku / Senior Curator, NMWA
Ayumi Yasui / Kanazawa College of Art

* Due to the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake, the symposium was called off.
The report will be published in 2013 spring, which contains all the planned presentations in detail.

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2010

Albrecht Dürer Religion/Portraits/Nature Prints and Drawings

Lectures

Tuesday 26 October 2010, 13:00 – 14:30
Cathy Leahy (Senior Curator, Prints and Drawings, National Gallery Victoria)
“The Dürer Collection at the National Gallery Victoria”(In English, with simultaneous interpretation)
Sunday 14 November 2010, 14:00 – 15:30
Kunioki Katsu (Professor Emeritus, Doshisha University)
“Dürer Researcher: Seiro Maekawa”
Sunday 28 November 2010, 14:00 – 15:30
Koichi Koshi (Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts)
“Dürer’s Print Arts: Stylistic Development”
Sunday 12 December 2010, 14:00 – 15:30
Aika Aoyama (Associate Professor, Dokkyo University)
“Dürer’s Travel Period”
Sunday 9 January 2011, 14:00 – 15:30
Akira Akiyama (Associate Professor, Tokyo University)
“The Mechanism of Fame in Dürer’s Works”

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Masterpieces from the Museum of Capodimonte in Naples, from Renaissance to Baroque

Lectures

Saturday 24 July 14:00 – 15:30
Shinsuke Watanabe (Curator, NMWA)
“Painting in Rome and Naples during the Baroque Period”
Saturday 14 August 14:00 – 15:30
Hiromasa Kanayama (Associate Professor, Keio University)
“An Invitation to Italian Baroque Architecture”

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Exhibition of  Frank Brangwyn In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Museum of Western Art and the 55th Anniversary of Nippon Television Network Corporation.

Lectures

Tuesday 23 February 13:00-15:30
Libby Horner
“Brangwyn the Polymath”
Brian Clarkecanceled
“Brangwyn and Architectonics”
Due to a change in his plans, lecturer Brian Clark will not be traveling to Japan at this time. The lecture by Libby Horner will start at 13:00 on the 23rd and is scheduled to finish at 14:30.
Saturday 27 March 14:00-15:30
Mina Oya (Curator, NMWA)
“Brangwyn and Architectural Decoration: Towards the Kyoraku Bijutsukan Project”
Saturday 17 April 14:00-15:30
Joichiro Kawamura (Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Language and Society , Hitotsubashi University)
“From Illustrated Books to Murals: Fin de Siecle Aesthetic Living Spaces and Brangwyn”
Saturday 22 May 14:00-15:30
Tim Barringer(Professor, Yale University)
“Frank Brangwyn: Labour, Masculinity and History Painting”

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2009

L'eredità dell' Impero romano
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Museum of Western Art and the 55th Anniversary of Nippon Television Network Corporation.

Saturday 10 October 14:00 – 15:30
Masanori Aoyagi (Director, NMWA)
"Augustus and the Birth of the Roman Empire"
Saturday 24 October 14:00 – 15:30
Kyoko Haga (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Tohoku University)
"Greek Art and the Romans"
Saturday 14 November 14:00 – 15:30
Norio Matsumoto (Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University)
"The Glorious Roman Empire"
Saturday 28 November 14:00 – 15:30
Mitsumasa Takanashi (Curator, NMWA)
"Painted Images of Ancient Rome: Interpreting History Paintings"

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Symposium in Honor of the L'eredità dell'Impero romano Exhibition
The Augustan World Strategy

In honor of the opening of the L'eredità dell'Impero romano exhibition, specialists will gather for a symposium on the topic of "The Augustan World Strategy"

Date/Time: Saturday 19 September, 13:30 – 16:00 (doors open at 13:00)

Location: Auditorium (B2F), National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Panelists:
1. Rosaria Ciardiello(Universita degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli)
2. Lucrezia Ungaro (Director, Museo dei Fori Imperiali)
3. Umberto Pappalardo(Professor, Universita Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli)
4. Masanori Aoyagi (Director, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo)

To be presented in Italian and Japanese, with simultaneous interpretation between the two languages.

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Le Corbusier and the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

This lecture series will consider the NMWA Main Building and Le Corbusier himself from various angles.

Saturday 6 June 14:00 - 15:30
Yoshiyuki Yamana (Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Science)
"Le Corbusier's “Museum of Unlimited Extension” Concept: From the Mundanaeum to The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo"
Saturday 13 June 14:00 - 15:30
Kazuyo Sejima (Architect)
"Le Corbusier's Museums and Art Museum Architecture" canceled
Saturday 20 June 14:00 - 15:30
Hiroshi Matsukuma (Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
"Le Corbusier and Modern Japanese Architecture"
Saturday 27 June 14:00 - 15:30
Misa Hayashi (Curator, Galerie Taisei)
"Le Corbusier's Walls"
Saturday 4 July 14:00 - 15:30
Makoto Yokomizo (Architect)
"The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo and Ueno Park"

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Iconomorphosis: Selected Graphics from the NMWA Collection

Lectures (in Japanese)

Saturday 18 July
14:00 – 15:30
"The Other Self and Memory”
Chihiro Minato (Professor, Tama Art University)
Saturday 25 July
14:00 – 15:30
“The Aesthetics of "Utsushi (Copying)": The myth of 'original' images”
Atsushi Tanigawa (Professor, Kokugakuin University)
Saturday 1 August
14:00 – 15:30
"The Morphology of Sentiment: Deciphering Aby Warburg's 'Mnemosyne' "
Jun Tanaka (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Tokyo University)

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LES RÉVOLUTIONS DE L’ÂGE CLASSIQUE : LA PEINTURE EUROPÉENNE DU XVIIème SIÉCLE DANS LES COLLECTIONS DU MUSÉE DU LOUVRE
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Museum of Western Art and the 55th Anniversary of Nippon Television Network Corporation.

Lecture

Saturday 28 February 2009 14:00 – 15:30
“Revolution in a Classicist Age: For a New ‘Golden Age’”
Blaise Ducos (Curator, Painting Department, Louvre)
Saturday 7 March 2009 14:00 – 15:30
“Asian Goods that Made their Way to 17th Century Europe”
Haneda Masashi (Professor, Tokyo University)
Saturday 4 April 2009 14:00 – 15:30
“The Poet Marino and the Printmaker Brio: Various Issues Related to Poussin and his Early Works”
Kimura Saburo (Professor, Nihon University)
Saturday 25 April 2009 14:00 – 15:30
“Rome, Fatherland of the Myriad: The Role of Rome in 17th Century Arts”
Ishinabe Masumi (Professor, Seijo University)
Saturday 16 May 2009 14:00 – 15:30
The Ins and Outs of 17th Century Dutch Painting”
Kofuku Akira (Senior Curator, NMWA)

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2008

Vilhelm Hammershøi: The Poetry of Silence

Lecture

30 September 2008 (Tues) 14:00 – 15:30
"Hammershøi’s Influence on the Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer"
Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark, Director of the Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen
4 October 2008 (Sat.) 14:00-15:30
"Hammershøi and Symbolism"
Felix Krämer, Chief Curator of the 19th Century and Classic Modern Painting and Sculpture Collection, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
22 October 2008 (Sat.) 14:00-15:30
"Nineteenth Century Denmark: As Told by the Woman in the Black Dress"
Tanabe Uta (Associate Professor, Research Institute for World Languages, Osaka University)

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COROT Souvenirs et Variations

Lecture

June 14 (Sat.) 14:00 - 15:30
"Corot: A Musical Conception of Painting"
Vincent Pomarède (Senior Curator, Director of the Department of Paintings, Musée du Louvre)
Takahashi Akiya (Director, Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; Guest Researcher, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo)
*This lecture was given in French with translation into Japanese.
July 6 (Sun.) 14:00 – 15:30
"Corot and the Japanese: History of Japan’s Reception of Corot and Collection Activities in Japan"
Ide Yoichiro (Professor, Tokyo Junshin Women’s College)
July 27 (Sun.) 14:00 – 15:30
"Corot: The Embodiment of 19th Century Art"
Takahashi Akiya (Director, Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; Guest Researcher, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo)
August 3 (Sun.) 14:00-15:30
"The Figure Paintings by the Landscape Painter Corot"
Oki Yukiko (Instructor, Teikyo Heisei University)

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 La “Venere di Urbino”.
Mito e immagine di una Dea dall’antichita al Rinascimento

Lecture

March 4 (Tues) 14:00 - 15:30
"Florence Museums Association: A Museum at the Crossroads of Tradition and the Future"
Christina Acidini (Superintendent, Florence Museums Association)
March 15 (Sat.) 14:00 - 15:30
"Reclining Nudes in Ancient Art"
Haga Kyoko (Associate Professor, Tohoku University)
April 12 (Sat.) 14:00 - 15:30
"Venus in Italian Literature and Those around Her"
Ura Shoichi (Associate Professor, Tokyo University)
April 19 (Sat.) 14:00 - 15:30
"From Olympia to Venus of Urbino: Modern Painting and Tradition"
Miura Atsushi (Professor, Tokyo University)
May 10 (Sat.) 14:00 - 15:30
"Venus as Portrayed in Renaissance Art: Focusing on Venus of Urbino"
Watanabe Shinsuke (Curator, NMWA)

International Symposium

March 29 (Sat.) 10:00-18:00 (proposed)
"Erotic Art in the Renaissance: Iconography and Function "
Please click here for details on the symposium (in Japanese only).

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