Hiroshima Museum of Art

Special Exhibition

Upcoming Special Exhibitions

Special Exhibition

Finnish Lifestyle Design illuminates everyday life

Finnish Lifestyle

Image:Aino Aalto, Bolgeblick series, 1932, Karhula/ iittala, Scope Collection photo courtesy of Sekaibunka Publishing Inc.

6 April - 2 June, 2024
Open every day during the exhibition period
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Finland known as the richness of nature is also famous for the product design. Those products have very unique colors and forms inspired by the nature of Finland in addition to the function. This exhibition shows furniture, earthenware, glassware and fabric e.t.c. which was designed by Alvar Aalto, Aino Aalto, Kaj Franck, Oiva Toikka, Fujiwo Ishimoto and other designers raised in Finland.

*Subject to change

Past Exhibitions

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Picasso: The Blue Period and Beyond


4 February – 28 May, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition is a joint project between the Pola Museum of Art and the Hiroshima Museum of Art, focusing on the process of Picasso's painting, based on the research on his works that has been deepened in cooperation with the Museu Picasso, Barcelona. In addition to the collections of both museums, the exhibition will borrow from valuable collections in Japan and abroad to explore the creative path left behind by the 20th century master. This exhibition is a unique opportunity for visitors to become more familiar with Picasso, who challenged the art of painting throughout his life, and to experience his art.

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Horiuchi Seiichi Pictures and Artworks

Seiichi Horiuchi

Image:GURUNPA'S KINDERGARTEN, Fukuinkan Shoten Publishrers, Inc., 1965 🄫Seiichi Horiuchi

1 July – 20 August, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Seiichi Horiuchi (1932-1987) produced many popular picture books, including "GURUNPA'S KINDERGARTEN" and "Stop,Taro!". At the same time, he also created logos for well-known magazines such as "anan," "BRUTUS," and "Olive," as well as book bindings, poster designs, and a wide variety of other works. This exhibition focuses on the "pictures and artworks" of the legendary art director and picture book painter, Seiichi Horiuchi, and reveals his "joy of life" as well as the starting point of his creative process, including oil paintings he made in his teens, original drawings for picture books, design drawings, and cuts for magazines.

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Alfons Mucha Multitalented Artist

Alfons Mucha

Image:Langage des Fleurs (pl.35)from "Album de la Décoration", 1900, lithograph on paper, Trimal collection

2 September – 29 October, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Alfons Mucha is one of the most famous Artists of “Art nouveau”. He is particularly famous for the theater posters of the actress Sarah Bernhardt. In addition, Mucha worked as the designer for various designs of commercial posters, decorative panels, packages, products, and Jewelry and he is also known as the great painter as indicated by the series of paintings “The Slav Eoic” in his later years. So this exhibition spotlight Mucha’s multitalent and shows Mucha’s various works from the Trimal collection in Czech Republic.

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Kakimoto Kozo The World of Picture Books

Kakimoto Kozo

Image:The Giving Chair, CHILD HONSHA Co.,Ltd., 1979

11 November,2023 – 14 January, 2024
Closed: 29 December - 2 January
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Picture book artist Kozo Kakimoto (1915-1998) is widely known for his pictures in the million-seller "The Giving Chair" (Hisakata Child) and "Whale Cloud" (Mitsumura Tosho Publishing Co., Ltd.), which has been included in Japanese textbooks of elementary school since 1971. Born in Hiroshima Prefecture, Kakimoto worked for an advertising company after moving to Tokyo, and began illustrating monthly picture books in 1954. This exhibition shows various original drawings, ranging from his origins as a designer to his many monthly picture books and representative works such as the "Dongkuma-san" series and "The Giving Chair".