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MATSUMOTO Shunsuke, Suburban Landscape, 1937, The Miyagi Museum of Art

MATSUMOTO Shunsuke, Suburban Landscape, 1937
The Miyagi Museum of Art

The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

2208-1, Isshiki, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0111
Tel. +81 46 875 2800



MATSUMOTO Shunsuke: A Centennial Retrospective

9 June- 22 July 2012

Born in Tokyo, MATSUMOTO Shunsuke (1912-1948) spent his boyhood in Iwate. Having resolved to become an artist, he moved to Tokyo and painted while mingling with artists such as FUNAKOSHI Yasutake and ASO Saburo. After being accepted for the first time at The 22nd Nikaten in 1935, he continued to present representative works such as “Standing Figure”. While painting urban landscapes with a unique atmosphere employing montage and self-portraits, together with his wife, Teiko, he was also involved in literary activities such as the inauguration of the monthly magazine “Zakkicho”, which featured drawings and essays. However, in 1948, he died of an illness at the age of 36. Commemorating the centennial of the artist’s birth, together with approximately 120 oil paintings and watercolors dating from early on in his career to his later years, also on show are materials illustrating his relationship with other artists and photographs taken by Shunsuke himself.

[Lecture 1]
"MATSUMOTO Shunsuke and discovery of the urban landscape" (provisional title)
UNNO Hiroshi, art historian, will talk about MATSUMOTO Shunsuke's paintings. (Only available in Japanese)

Saturday, 7 July, 2012 14.00-16.00
Bookings needed, first 70 applicants, free
Please apply via FAX or E-mail with event title, your name, address, E-mail address and Tel / Fax number.
FAX: 046-875-2968 / E-mail:

[Lecture 2]
"MATSUMOTO Shunsuke and his days"
NAGATO Saki, exhibition curator, will talk about MATSUMOTO Shunsuke and his times he lived. (Only available in Japanese)

Saturday, 14 July, 2012 14.00-16.00
No bookings needed, first 70 applicants, free

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

Sunday, 16 June / 30 June 14.00-14.30
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket


Mondays(except 16 July)

Museum hours

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


Adults 1000 yen (900 yen)
Under 20 and Students 850 yen (750 yen)
65 and over 500 yen
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.