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What is the gaze that looks at the autographs of writers since the 19th century?

(TOP image) Toshio Ozeki "Frog's May Festival" 1986

We are holding "Hall of summer collection exhibition Ikimono book" at Hiratsuka Municipal Museum of Art.

Since long ago, we have been deeply involved with living creatures. If we draw on the whole works of art, the murals of Lascaux caves in France and the Altamira caves in Spain are introduced at the beginning. The figure of a lively animal is drawn there, and you can see that humans have been interested in animals since ancient times. Since then, regardless of the East and the West of the Western style, the living things have been the source of the inspiration of the creator, and many expressive expression have been made.

This exhibition introduces paintings and sculpture works depicting creatures from among the works held by the hotel, following the simultaneous holding with Ryusuke Fukabori with goldfish motifs. I hope you will appreciate the diversity of the gaze that looks at the autographs of the writers of the 19th and 20th centuries and the various implications of the natural world and people.

【Special Issue】 Summer Collection Exhibition Ikimono Campaign
[Date and time] July 7 (Sat) – September 2 (Sun) 9: 30 – 17: 00 (Admission is until 16:30)
※ ※ Open from 18th August (Sat) to August 19th (Sun) until 18: 00 (Admission is until 17:30)
[Venue] Hiratsuka City Art Museum
[Closed day] Monday (however, July 16 is open), July 17 (Tue)
[Price] General ¥ 200 (¥ 140), High school student / university student ¥ 100 (¥ 70)
※ () in parentheses is a group rate of 20 or more.
※ Junior high school students and under, every Saturday high school students are free.
※ One who has various disabled persons notebook and one accompanying person is free.
※ For people over 65 years old, Hiratsuka citizens are free, group residents living outside the city are group fee.
(Please show what you can check your age / address)
[TEL] 0463 – 35 – 211 1 (Hiratsuka City Art Museum)

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[Date and time] July 15 (Sun), August 5 (Sun) 14: 00-14: 30
[Venue] HiratsukaMuseum Exhibition Room 2
※ Application is unnecessary, requiring tickets

  • Area
    Shonan area

Hiratsuka City Art Museum

Hiratsuka is located in the center of the coast of Sagami Bay facing the Pacific Ocean, 50 km southwest of the capital Tokyo, and in the Edo period was replaced as one of the tokyo stations in Tokaido. Today, the total area of ​​the city is 67.88 square kilometers, the current population is about 260 000, blessed with a temperate climate and rich nature, it is popular as a core city with balanced industries and also as a resort.

In the area called "Shonan" including Hiratsuka, many artists have lived since the Meiji era (the end of the 19th century) and developed art movement. For example, activities were developed in Kamakura, a magazine that greatly influenced Japanese modern art and literature, in Kamakura, and in Kageuma, Kusadaya of Kishida Ryoji who pursued a new style of oil painting. Many writers have been active since then.

The construction of the museum in Hiratsuka City was soon after the war. In the reconstruction from the air raid, what became the center was the local writers who voluntarily opened the exhibition. In the early 1960s, a donation movement for one artist to the city began, and following the construction of schools, community centers and libraries, the Hiratsuka City Museum opened in 1976, where the art department was established . After that, like the nationwide movement of lifelong learning and museum construction, in 1984 the museum construction research committee was launched, concrete movements towards the opening began, and in 1986 Hiratsuka City Museum of Art Basic Conception In 1986, he established the basic plan for construction of the Hiratsuka City Art Museum, then started construction work and business preparation, and opened in March 1991.

Since the opening, since the main theme is "Shonan art / light" as the museum located in the center of the Shonan area, we will deepen our understanding of the culture by offering excellent artworks at home and abroad for people's viewing in good environment, We have been carrying out various projects as a major purpose to stimulate the motivation of creation and learning.

We will continue to play a part in the cultural maturity of the Shonan area and strive to enhance museum activities so that many people will be familiar.

  • Shop / Place name
    Hiratsuka City Art Museum
  • Address
    Kanagawa Prefecture 1-3-3 Nishi-Hachiman Hiratsuka-shi
  • TEL
  • Business Hour
    【Opening Hours】 9: 30 ~ 17: 00 (However, entrance is until 16:30.) 【Closed Monday】 Monday (If Monday is a public holiday · National holiday opened, closed the next day, open in case of transfer holiday) Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 - January 3) * Even on the opening day, there is a case that the exhibition room is closed by exhibition change. Citizen art galleries, book corners, information corners are available.
  • Parking Area
    Yes (charged) 【Available time】 8: 00 ~ 22: 00 * Closed parking only available for closed days. [Number of cars] 67 units (2 spaces such as wheelchair users etc.) * As it may be full, please use public transportation as much as possible.
  • Average Usage
    【Exhibition Fee】 <Special Feature> General ¥ 200, High School / College Student ¥ 100 (The exhibition varies from exhibition to exhibition.) * For discounts of 20 people or more, 30% discount on special exhibitions and 20% discount on exhibition exhibitions. ※ You can view the special exhibition only at the exhibition viewing day with the exhibition exhibition ticket. ※ During the exhibition period, if you wish to view only the special exhibition please contact the receptionist. <The next person is free> ○ Every Saturday's high school student below junior high school students. ○ For people over 65 years old, Hiratsuka citizen. (Group discount for persons 65 years of age or older who live outside the city) ○ One person and one who received delivery of various handicapped person books. * Please present a certificate and a handicapped Person with disabilities that can surely check your age and address at the reception. If you do not present it, you will be required to pay a general viewing fee. ○ In high school students in Kanagawa prefecture or those equivalent to this, when the leader views as a curriculum. ○ Viewed by a community hall organized project in Hiratsuka city.