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From Museum Collection:Sound to See, Color to Hear
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From Museum Collection: Sound to See, Color to Hear

About the Exhibition

There are works of art that set out to express sound visually. Some of them present scenes of people playing instruments and dancing, others incorporate scores and musical symbols, while still others have titles suggestive of musical pieces. We can hear the sounds of rain and wind from paintings depicting nature, or the din of the city from urban portraits. In this exhibition, we invite viewers to enjoy a range of pictures whose colors and forms resonate off one another, bringing us sensations akin to hearing harmony and rhythm.


Gallery 1
September 21 – December 25, 2019
Mondays (except for September 23, October 14, and November 4)
Opening hours
9:30–17:00 (Last admission at 16:30)
Adults: 250 yen (150 yen)
Under 20 or Students: 150 yen (100 yen)
65 and over: 100 yen
High School Students: 100 yen
Junior High School Students and under 16: Free *Prices in ( ) indicate group (over 19 persons) discount tickets. *Tickets of the exhibition "KAJ FRANCK - GEOMETRY" also entitles to entry "Sound to See, Color to Hear" on the day of purchase. *A person with disabilities and one accompanying caretaker are admitted free of charge upon presenting Disabled Person's Handbook or an equivalent governmentissued
*"Family Communication Day" offers a discount for all group (under 65) accompanying children under 18 on the first Sunday of every month. * Free admission day: November 3 (Cultural Day / Japanese National Holiday)


  • Henri Matisse, JAZZ: Icarus, 1947,
    Museum Collection(Yamaguchi Hoshun Library)

  • Sakakura Shinpei, The East : Sound of WhiteーSound of Distance, 1995, Museum collection

  • Seimiya Naobumi, Poem of Hometown, 1957, Museum Collection (Mochizuki Tomiaki Collection)

  • Yoshimura Hiroshi, Toy Piano, 1973,
    Museum collection

  • Aoyama Yoshio, Sacred Song, 1925,
    Museum collection

  • Asai Kan'emon, On the Hill, 1936,
    Museum collection



Related Events

The conditions of the planned events can be changed.
  • Director's Talk

    Tsutomu Mizusawa, director of The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama,  talks about the exhibitions "KAJ FRANCK - GEOMETRY" and "From Museum Collection: Sound to See, Color to Hear".
    Place Galleries 1, 2, and 3
    Date Saturday, October 5, 2019
    Time 14:00–15:00
    * No bookings needed
    * Free of charge with exhibition ticket
    * Available only in Japanese
  • Curator's Talk

    Exhibition curator talks about the exhibition in the gallery.  
    Place Gallery 1
    Date Saturday, October 19 / Saturday, Nobember 16 / Saturday, December 14, 2019
    Time 14:00–14:30
    * No bookings needed
    * Free of charge with exhibition ticket
    * Available only in Japanese