Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

Annual Schedule

Annual Schedule April 2021- March 2022
Temporary Exhibition

Temporary Exhibition

Fri., April 16 to Thu., May 27, 2021

Special Exhibition Ribon: for 2.5 Million Ribon Lovers (Special Edition)

Ever since it began publication in 1955, Ribon has been a bible for young girls. In 1993, the publication reached a record circulation of 2.55 million copies. It would be no exaggeration to say that Ribon has helped Japanese girls understand love, learn about friendship, and inspire their dreams of the future. With approximately 120 original pictures of nostalgic scenes from the magazine, this exhibition takes a look back at 16 works by artists that enjoyed great popularity back in the day. 


The First Bull of the Corrida, 2016 ©ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2021, Collection of the artist, Mallorca ©David Bonet

Thu., June 10 to Sun., July 25, 2021

Miquel Barceló

Miquel Barceló (b. 1957) is an internationally active master of contemporary art. Producing his work all over the world, including his hometown of Mallorca, Spain, the vast American desert, and the Tibetan Plateau, Barceló is engaged not only in painting but also a diverse range of other genres such as sculpture, pottery, prints, watercolors, and performance. The exhibition provides viewers with an invaluable opportunity to experience the essence of Barceló’s art, in which he develops his keen receptivity of the natural world into powerful creations.


Laputa:Castle in the Sky "Ruined Laputa" ,1986 ©1986 Studio Ghibli

Sun. August 1 to Sun., September 5, 2021

Nizo Yamamoto the BEST : Commemorating the Completion of "100 Views of Goto"

Nizo Yamamoto, a native of the Goto Islands (Nagasaki Prefecture), is a legendary figure in the word of Japanese animation art. In 2021, Yamamoto completed 100 Views of Goto, which he considered to be his lifework. In addition to presenting all 100 of the pictures in this series, the exhibition includes important works from the animated films Princess Mononoke, Grave of the Fireflies, The Girl Who Leapt through Time, and Weathering with You. It also marks the first public showing of some of Yamamoto’s newly discovered works. Savor the charms of these scenes that served as a backdrop to works by the animation directors Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Mamoru Hosoda, and Makoto Shinkai. 


Sadami YOKOTE, Moulin de la Galette, 1930, Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

Sat., October 16, 2021 to Mon., January 10, 2022

Place-Names: A Journey through Places and Memories

The exhibition traces a number of themes in historical, social, and cultural contexts based on a selection of works from the museum collection that deal with places (Paris, Vétheuil, Portbou, and Nagasaki), whose names have symbolic connotations. The works, and the memories that they evoke, promise to escort viewers on a contemplative journey to a distant yet distinct here and now. 


©Moomin Characters™

Fri., January 21 to Sun., March 27, 2022

Moomin Comic Strips Exhibition

Even today, 75 years after they first appeared in Finland, the Moomin stories are beloved all over the world. The exhibition presents a comprehensive look at the series through drawings and studies by the painter and children’s book author Tove Jansson, who created the stories, and original pictures by Jansson’s younger brother, Lars, who took over the comic in the middle.