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Shunsuke Matsumoto, Standing Figure, 1942, Museum collection

Shunsuke Matsumoto, Standing Figure, 1942, Museum collection

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Annex

2-8-1 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Tel. +81 467 22 5000

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Train station: Kamakura (JR Yokosuka Line and Enoden Line). Walk in the direction of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Kitakamakura (about 15 minutes). Or take Enoden Bus from bus stop No.2 at the East side (Higashi-guchi) of Kamakura Station (5 minutes-ride on buses to Ofuna Station, Kamiooka Station or Hongodai Station) and get off at Hachimangu-ura. 2 minutes-walk from the bus stop.

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Shunsuke Matsumoto:
The Origin of His Creativity

October 8 - December 25, 2016

Shunsuke Matsumoto (1912-1948) began working as an artist before World War II andduring the war, he founded "Shinjingakai (New Artsits' Group)" together withAimitsu, Saburo Aso, Masao Tsuruoka, and others. He was a leading artist of modernJapanese art. Early on in his career, he admired the Ecole de Paris and devoted himselfto works by Georges Rouault, Amedeo Modigliani, George Grosz, Tsuguharu Fujita,and others. In this exhibition, we shall examine what Shunsuke absorbed from suchworks and how he developed them into his own expressions in search of the origin ofhis creativity

[Curator's Talk]
Exhibition curator will talk about this exhibition in the gallery.
Sunday, October 23/ Sunday, December 4
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket
*Only available in Japanese


Mondays (except for October 10)

Opening hours

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


Adults: 600 yen (500 yen)
Under 20 and Students: 450yen (350 yen)
65 and over: 300yen
Senior high school students:100 yen

  • Prices in ( ) indicate group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
  • 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.