Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

Annual Schedule

Annual Schedule April 2019- March 2020
Temporary Exhibition

Temporary Exhibition

Romà Ribera, De Soirée, c.1894, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
© Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona (2019)

April 10 (Wed.) – June 9 (Sun.), 2019

Barcelona: The City of Artistic Miracles
The Essence of the Catalonian Modern Art from the Modernisme to the Avant-garde

The Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia, especially its capital Barcelona, which is one of the world's foremost art capitals, gave birth to and nurtured the talent of numerous prominent artists including Gaudí, Picasso, Miró, and Dalí. This exhibition presents the artistic highlights of Catalonia from the eighty years between the second half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century—a period beginning with the construction of the Eixample in Barcelona (an extension to the medieval city based on modern urban planning concepts) and ending with the Spanish Civil War, and including two World Expos.

©青山剛昌/小学館・読売テレビ・TMS 1996

June 29 (Sat.) – September 1 (Sun.), 2019

Detective Conan Scientific Investigation

This special exhibition draws on the world of Case Closed (known as Detective Conan in Japan) and invites visitors to reenact the processes of Conan’s deductive and scientific investigations through amusing, interactive displays. Guided by their own detective notebooks, visitors are taken through the steps of solving various cases, and along the way are also treated to original episodes exclusive to this exhibition.

©Mark Shaw

October 4 (Sat.) – October 27(Sun.), 2019

Photo exhibition Audrey Hepburn

After making her Hollywood debut with the 1953 Roman Holiday, actress Audrey Hepburn achieved stardom with her roles in Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, and many other films. This exhibition presents nearly 150 photographic works featuring Hepburn, organized under the themes of fashion, film, and private life.

Misterios 2017 / Video projection (HD, approx. 12h.) and 3 screens / Collection of the artist
© Christian Boltanski / ADAGP, Paris, 2019, Photo © Angelika Markul

October 18 (Fri.), 2019 – January 5 (Sun.), 2020

Christian Boltanski ─ Lifetime

This exhibition is a retrospective of the work of Christian Boltanski, one of France’s most prominent artists, who has dealt with the themes of history, memory, death and absence from the late 1960s to the present. While presenting an overview of his works from the past half century, the entire exhibition is conceived as a single, site-specific work. Flickering light and sound that vibrates the mind and body beckon viewers to take an emotional journey through life and death.

*There are a works which include "hay" as materials in this exhibition. Please be aware of this for those who have allergies.



January 25 (Sat.) – March 29 (Sun.), 2020

Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is a manga created by Hirohiko Araki. The series originally started running in Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1987, and marked its 30th anniversary in 2017. Books in the series have reached a circulation of over 100 million copies. The story primarily follows members of the Joestar family and the wondrous adventures they are destined to pursue. The inimitable storytelling and universe of Jojo have captured the imagination of fans the world over.
   This exhibition unravels the history of Jojo with an extensive presentation of hand-drawn original art and a wide range of related exhibits. It is the eagerly awaited Kyushu stop of a touring exhibition—the largest celebration of Jojo to date—that drew over 260,000 visitors in Tokyo and Osaka.


Photo:Yuichi Sugita

March 7 (Sat.) – April 12 (Sun.), 2020

Noritake Kinashi Exhibition:Timing -Light of the moment-

This exhibition presents over 150 paintings, drawings, videos and sculptures by critically acclaimed artist Noritake Kinashi. Exhibits center on new works shown in London, and encompass diverse mediums employed with ever greater freedom and sophistication.