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Uehara Museum of Art

Uehara Museum of Modern Art

Culture Promotion for the Community and Society

The monthly Gallery Talk artwork explanation

Uehara Museum of Modern Art opened in the city of Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture in spring 2000, and has a varied collection that includes Western modern paintings, Japanese modern paintings and sculptures.
In addition to exhibitions from the collection, the museum offers lectures, workshops and collaborations with local schools to promote culture.

Projects for Culture Promotion during the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2017

  • Three exhibitions held annually, mainly featuring collection works
  • Collection works lent for domestic exhibitions
  • Sjraar van Heugten presented the Van Gogh Lecture
  • Museum newsletter issued
  • Curator holds a monthly Gallery Talk artwork explanation
  • Japanese-style painting, drawing, and watercolor painting classes
  • Educational activities in collaboration with local schools: Held workshops (3 schools, 5 occasions) and lectures (2 schools, 2 occasions), accepted work experience students and trainee curators, provided appraisal education and training for teachers, held summer vacation workshops for junior high and high school students, etc.

Uehara Museum of Buddhist Art

Contribution to Culture Promotion through Research of Buddhist Art

The Uehara Museum of Buddhist Art opened in May 1983 as a place for the general public to become familiar with Buddhist art.
This is the only museum in Japan specializing in Buddhist art.
In addition to exhibitions, it contributes to the promotion of local culture by conducting seminars and lectures about Buddhist sculpture making and sutra copying called shakyo.

Projects for Culture Promotion during the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2017

  • Sutra copy and Buddhist sculpture exhibition held
  • Museum newsletter issued
  • Seminars on shakyo, Buddhist sculptures and Buddhist art
  • Lecture held on “Restoration of Buddhist statues in Izu” by Takao Makino, Kibi Conservation Studio for Cultural Objects
  • Educational activities in collaboration with local schools: Lectures (11 schools, 12 occasions)

A rendering of completed renovation(Computer-generated graphics)

※Reopening on November 3, 2017, following renovations See details »