EXHIBITIONS

Engraving the Universe
Planned Exhibition

Engraving the Universe

Friday 29 April – Sunday 19 June 2016

In engraving and wood-engraving, artists use a burin, a chisel-like tool, to incise images into metal plates or hardwood blocks. Great skill is required, but the carefully incised lines of all kinds give these works a distinctive and captivating ambience. Here, we present 200 contemporary and older works that transcend time and space to resonate with us today.

Woodblock Prints in Europe
Permanent Collection

Woodblock Prints in Europe

Tuesday 19 April – Sunday 26 June 2016

A diversity of Western woodblock printing is introduced, from early examples to contemporary works.

Surimono
Permanent Collection

Surimono

Wednesday 29 June – Thursday 22 September 2016

Surimono is a genre of woodblock prints commissioned by cultured the Edo Era patrons. Tour the intriguing realms of their interwoven words and pictures at this exhibition.

Discovering the Artistic Value of Satirical Prints
Planned Exhibition

Discovering the Artistic Value of Satirical Prints

Saturday 9 July – Thursday 22 September 2016

Satirical prints turn a critical eye to current political or social issues. Some are so scathing that they themselves cause ripples in society. But after years have passed, how can they be appreciated at museums as works of art in their own right? This theme is explored in an exhibition that includes works by Goya and others.

Ono Tadashige Collection. Japanese Modern Print.
Planned Exhibition

Ono Tadashige Collection.
Japanese Modern Print.

Saturday 9 July – Thursday 22 September 2016

The museum recently acquired the former collection of Tadashige Ono. The exhibition unveils these works and reconsiders their significance.

Akira Matsumoto
Permanent Collection

Akira Matsumoto

Saturday 24 September – Sunday 25 December 2016

Looking ahead to the Olympics, this series focuses on artists with ties to Machida. First in the series is Akira Matsumoto.

Hockney Print Exhibition
Planned Exhibition

David Hockney Prints

Saturday 1 October – Wednesday 23 November 2016

The creative work of David Hockney, an influential 20th century British artist, extends from painting and printmaking to a variety of other fields including operatic set design. He also freely uses digital tools, which gives a fresh look to his work. Focusing on the popular artist's roots in printmaking, this exhibition examines the allure of his prints and explores what makes them so expressive.

The 41st Annual Exhibition of the Japan Society of Printmaking
Planned Exhibition

The 41st Annual Exhibition of the Japan Society of Printmaking

Saturday 3 December – Sunday 18 December 2016

Students from art schools, universities of education, and specialized training colleges throughout Japan exhibit their finest works. Voting for the audience award and the annual sale of student works also make this event very popular. Free admission.

The 41st Annual Exhibition of the Japan Society of Printmaking

Present for You
Planned Exhibition

Present for You

Thursday 5 January – Sunday 19 February 2017

Exhibition of new acquisitions from the latter half of fiscal 2015 through the first half of this fiscal year.

The 30th Exhibition of Machida City Elementary and Junior High School Students
Planned Exhibition

The 30th Exhibition of Machida City Elementary and Junior High School Students

Thursday 12 January – Sunday 19 February 2017

Ambitious works applying what the children have learned in their regular art, drawing, painting, handicraft and calligraphy classes. An enjoyable exhibition for the whole family.
(1) Junior High Art Exhibition
(2) Elementary School Art and Handicrafts Exhibition
(3) Elementary School Penmanship and Calligraphy Exhibition

Contemporary Artist Series: Remembering Risaburo Kimura
Permanent Collection

Contemporary Artist Series:
Remembering Risaburo Kimura

Thursday 5 January – Sunday 9 April 2017

Kimura was a printmaker who was based in New York since 1964. This retrospective features about 30 of his works.

Annual Ukiyo-e Exhibition: Edo Nostalgia
Planned Exhibition

Annual Ukiyo-e Exhibition: Edo Nostalgia

Saturday 11 March – Sunday 9 April 2017

It was the dawn of a new era of cultural openness, yet some in the Meiji Era Japan looked back wistfully on the Edo period. Meiji ukiyo-e masters depicted scenes of bygone times as they remembered them, whether beautiful women, social customs, or even once-forbidden themes such as Edo Castle or the inner palace. This exhibition introduces nostalgic scenes of Edo as drawn by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and his contemporaries.


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