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SUDA Kunitaro, Dog, 1950 
   The Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

SUDA Kunitaro, Dog, 1950
The Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

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



SUDA Kunitaro: Looking Back 50 Years After His Death

7 April- 27 May 2012

While studying aesthteics and art history at Kyoto Imperial University, SUDA Kunitaro(1891-1961) also studied drawing at Kansai Bijutsuin. He then went to study in Spain, where he did research on color theory of the Venetian School and the chiaroscuro in Baroque paintings. After returning to Japan, based on Western paintings, he endeavored continuously to produce oil paintings unique to Japan. The fruits of his efforts were presented mainly at Dokuritsu Bijutsu Kyokai exhibitions. This exhibition features the works presented at SUDA's first individual exhibition held at Shiseido Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo in 1932 and the works he submitted to the Dokuritsu Bijutsu Kyokai exhibitions. Through approximately 130 major works depicting landscapes, flowers, birds and animals, this retrospective looks back on the world of SUDA Kunitaro, who reached a uniquely profound state.

"The Colors and Figures of SUDA Kunitaro's Paintings"
HARADA Heisaku, a professor emeritus at Osaka University, will talk about SUDA Kunitaro's paintings. (Only available in Japanese)

Saturday, 19 May, 2012 14.00-16.00
Bookings needed, first 70 applicants, free
Please apply via FAX or Email with event title, your name, age, address, and Tel / Fax number.
FAX: 046-875-2968 / Email:

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

Sunday, 14 April / 12 May 14.00-14.30
No bookings needed, first 70 applicants, free


Mondays(except 30 April)

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.