Past Exhibitions

Modern Representations of Human Figures - From the Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Outline

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka will be exhibiting 9 works of human sculptures produced by contemporary artists, which have been selected from the collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka. The show will run concurrently with the exhibition on ancient yong figures. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of The National Museum of Art, Osaka, this would be the first collaboration between the two museums, both of which have been playing a leading role in the art and cultural activities in the Nakanoshima region. Works of human figures from the ancient times were produced under circumstances completely different from those made in modern times, having a great time gap of over a thousand years as well as a huge special distance. Nevertheless they both vividly represent the people of their respective times in their own way. Visitors can enjoy this rare encounter of contemporary creativity and the ancient beauty of creation in a museum environment.

Information

TitleModern Representations of Human Figures
- From the Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka
DatesSaturday, December 16, 2017~Sunday, March 25, 2018
VenueThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka (Lobby 2) Closed daysMondays (open on January 8, February 12)
January 9, February 13
December 28, 2017 – January 4, 2018
Opening hours9:30 am – 5:00 pm / Open until 7:00 pm on December 22 – 24 / Last admission: 30 minutes prior to closing time Organized byThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka / The National Museum of Art, Osaka / Japan Broadcasting Cooperation Osaka Station / NHK PlaNet, Inc. Kinki Branch Office / The Asahi Shimbun Company
Special sponsorThe Sumitomo Group
AdmissionVisitors are admitted to all exhibitions in the museum with a ‘Special Exhibition’ admission ticket.
Number of items on display9 works
Also showingSpecial Exhibition:
Tang Dynasty Tomb Figures of Hu People―Portraying the Multicultural Vigor on the Silk Road―
Featured Exhibition:
The Charm of Chinese Ceramic Yong Figures
Permanent Exhibition:
Chinese and Korean Ceramics of the Ataka Collection
Korean Ceramics of the Rhee Byung-Chang Collection, Japanese Ceramics
Inquiries The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Phone: 06-6223-0055
Fax : 06-6223-0057

Examples of Objects on Display