Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

Annual Schedule

Annual Schedule April 2017- March 2018
Temporary Exhibition

Temporary Exhibition

Three Young Women, c.1953, Musée Marie Laurencin

April 14 (Fri.) – June18 (Sun.), 2017

Marie Laurencin: A Journey for Love

Marie Laurencin (1883–1956) is a French artist who painted dreamy girls and contemplative female figures, rendered in combinations of grey and pastel hues. This exhibition traces her career from its earliest to final years through nearly 100 excellent examples from Musée Marie Laurencin, known for its world-leading collection of Laurencin works.

A Caribou Standing In Autumn Tundra, Photo by Michio Hoshino

July 12 (Wed.) – August 2 (Wed.), 2017

Hoshino Michio's Journey

Michio Hoshino (1952–1996) photographed Alaska’s natural wonders and human lifestyles for 18 years from 1978. This exhibition presents the work of this remarkable photographer through approximately 250 exhibits, including photographs, personal effects and documentary footage.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, ©1984 Studio Ghibli・H

July 15 (Sat.) – September 3 (Sun.), 2017

Studio Ghibli Layout Designs

In animation, a “layout” is a sort of blueprint that shows everything a shot needs to express, such as the relationship between background and characters, instructions for movements, and camerawork. This exhibition assembles some 1,300 layouts from 33 titles. In addition to layouts created for Studio Ghibli productions ranging from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind to When Marnie Was There, with a focus on those handdrawn by animation film director Hayao Miyazaki, the exhibition also includes pre-Ghibli creations by directors Isao Takahatai and Hayao Miyazaki.

October 6 (Fri.) – November 5 (Sun.), 2017

Special Exhibition
The World of Masashi Sada

This very unique temporary exhibition explores the world of Masashi Sada, the unparalleled and multitalented Nagasaki-born artist, who is a singer-songwriter, novelist, essayist, and expert talker.

Grand Gazelle,2010

November11 (Sat.) , 2017–January8 (Mon.), 2018

mirocomachiko: CREATURES TONE

Known for her exuberant creatures executed with a vibrant palette, artist and illustrator mirocomachiko was awarded the BIB Golden Apple at the 2015 Biennial of Illustration Bratislava. This major monographic exhibition presents her paintings along with items such as a sofa created in partnership with a furniture maker, and dolls.


Emotion of a Traveller to Nagasaki, 2014

January 16 (Tue.) – March 11 (Sun.), 2018

Toshio Matsuo (tentative title)

This memorial exhibition looks at the life and work of Toshio Matsuo, a Nagasaki-born nihonga artist who passed away in August 2016 at the age of 90. The roughly 40 carefully selected exhibits include major Inten submissions—the artist exhibited at every Inten exhibition from 1946 to 2015, the year before his death—and works handpicked by the artist before his death, offering a comprehensive view of Matsuo’s long and fruitful career.

March 5 (Mon.) – April 4 (Wed.), 2018

Aki Yashiro (tentative title)

Singer Aki Yashiro, known for hit songs Ame no Bojo and Funauta, among others, is also an artist, who was made a life member of La Société des Artistes Française after exhibiting consecutively at the society's annual exhibition Le Salon, where her work was accepted for the first time in 1998. This exhibition presents nearly 80 oils by the artist, including Omoide (Memories), which was selected for exhibition by Le Salon, and Shippu (Flurry), a work based on the motif of nine white horses.