Reopening Celebration II
September 30 to November 29, 2020
This painting of a huge waterfall is a famous work by Maruyama Ōkyo, an Edo-period artist. Not only is its realism remarkable. It is fascinating to try to imagine where to hang this painting and what impact it would have on that space. This exhibition provides guidance for the newcomer to Japanese art, who may feel puzzled over what to appreciate and how. It explores one aspect of what makes Japanese art so fascinating, offering insights textbooks do not teach.
Green maple and waterfall, Maruyama Ōkyo, Edo period, 1787, Suntory Museum of Art
Reopening Celebration III
December 16, 2020 to February 28, 2021
Connecting the old and the new. Revisiting art, without being hampered by conventional periodization. Medieval, early modern, modern: all are art. “Art revisited, beauty revealed,” the Suntory Museum of Art’s message, expresses our desire to link ancient art to modern art, eastern art to western art, across the boundaries of time and place and culture. This exhibition thus introduces narratives of art newly appreciated, including glass, ceramics, prints, and the arts of the Ryukyus.
Left: Vase with mayfly design, Emile Gallé, France, 1889-1900, Suntory Museum of Art (Kikuchi Collection) ©Keizo Kioku
Right: Hexagonal covered jar with bird-and-flower design in overglaze enamels, Arita, Edo period, 17th century, Suntory Museum of Art