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 Saito Ghiju《Demon》,1957,The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

Saito Ghiju 《Demon》
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

Murai Masanari《Angel and Tobias》,ca.1950,
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

Murai Masanari 《Angel and Tobias》
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Annex

2-8-1 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Tel. +81 467 22 7718

Train station: Kamakura (JR Yokosuka Line and Enoden Line). Walk in the direction of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Kitakamakura(about 15 minutes).5 minutes from The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura.

Departure from the War
-From 1945 The Aftermath and Sprouting Hope

January 12 – March 24, 2013

The 1950s in Japan may be considered as a period during which artists who had experienced the defeat in World War II were in search of a way to live and a way to express themselves in the aftermath of the war. While there are works which look explicitly at the war or turn their eyes to familiar issues, there are also many works which are neither figurative nor abstract. In the late 1950s, contrary to the gradual recovery of social order, an abstract expression called informel, which means "without form”, became predominant. This exhibition features the art of the 1950s, which reveals diverse aspects, mainly through pictures selected from our own museum collection.

[Curator's Talk]
Exhibition curator will talk about this exhibition in the gallery (Only available in Japanese).

Sunday, January 27
Saturday, February 16
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket


Monday(except January 14 and February 11)

Museum hours

9:30-17:00(the last admission at 16:30)


Adults: 250 yen (150 yen)
Under 20 and Students: 150yen (100 yen)
65 and over and Senior high school students:100 yen.

  • 20 or more persons' group are reduction charge in brackets.
  • Students under junior high school age are no charge. Disabled visitors are also no charge.
  • "Family Communication Day" - reduced entry for all family members (except for 65 and over) accompanied by children under 18 on the first Sunday every month (February 3 and March 3, 2013).



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