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Uehara Museum of Art

On November 3, 2017, the Uehara Museum of Modern Art and Uehara Museum of Buddhism Art merged to become the Uehara Museum of Art. The collection contains pieces of modern art from the likes of Matisse, Picasso, Sotaro Yasui, Kunitaro Suda and Kokei Kobayashi in addition to a wide range of Buddhist art including Buddhist sculptures from the Heian (794–1185) and Kamakura (1185–1333) periods, ancient sutras dating to the Nara Period (710–794) and modern Buddhist sculptures.
The museum will hold exhibitions centered on its collection in addition to conducting activities such as investigating and introducing ancient Buddhist art from Izu. The museum also aims to contribute to enriching community culture through a wide range of cultural activities, including by inviting experts to give lectures and workshops and teaching activities in collaboration with schools.

A visit by a local nursery school

The monthly Gallery Talk artwork explanation

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

  • Held exhibitions centered on collections
  • Collections lent for domestic exhibitions
  • Lecture to commemorate the museum reopening given by Mr. Goro Yamada on “Shimoda is a town where the art of East and West meets: How to enjoy the Uehara Museum of Art.”
  • Museum newsletter issued
  • Curator held a Gallery Talk artwork explanation
  • Held practical workshops on Japanese-style painting, drawing, and watercolor painting and seminars on shakyo and Buddhist sculptures
  • Held educational activities in collaboration with local schools: Accepted school field trips, held lectures at schools, accepted work experience students, held summer vacation workshops for junior high and high school students, etc.
  • Conducted a cultural property investigation (on a Buddhist temple, etc.)

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