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MATSUDA Shohei, Shikoku-inu, 1990

MATSUDA Shohei, Shikoku-inu, 1990

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura

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A Centennial Retrospective

June 8 - September 1, 2013

MATSUDA Shohei (1913-2004) was born in Nichiharacho, Shimane. When he was about four years old, he was adopted by the Matsuda family in Ube, Yamaguchi. In 1938, he went to study in Paris. However, due to the outbreak of the Second World War, he returned to Japan the following year. In 1947, he visited Iwai Island across the sea from Ube, Yamaguchi for the first time and began working on the Suonada series, which was to make Matsuda's name known to the world and became his lifelong theme. Throughout his lifetime, he also painted profound oil paintings based on familiar themes such as roses, dogs, and fish.
Marking the centennial of his birth, presented here are approximately 101 works from when he was studying in Paris to his later years in order to look back on the achievements of this unrivaled, distinctive artist.
A part of the exhibit will be changed during the exhibition.

[Guest's Talk]
HARADA Hikaru, Director of Iwate Museum of Art, will talk about the artist (Only available in Japanese).
Sunday, June 23, 2013
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket

[Curator's Talk]
Exhibition curator will talk about this exhibition in the gallery (Only available in Japanese).
Saturday, July 6
Friday, August 2
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket


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


Adults: 900 yen (800 yen)
Under 20 and Students: 750yen (650 yen)
65 and over: 450 yen
Senior high school students:100 yen

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  • Students under junior high school age and disabled visitors are of 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 of every month (July 7, August 4, September 1).



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