Kuroda Seiki, Master of Modern Japanese Painting: The 150th Anniversary of his Birth
Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries ：March 23, 2016 (Wed) - May 15, 2016 (Sun)
2016 marks the 150th anniversary of Kuroda Seiki’s birth. Widely known for his painting entitled Lakeside, Kuroda (1866–1924) contributed greatly to the modernization of the arts in Japan.
This exhibition aims to comprehensively look at Kuroda’s artistic achievements through his masterpieces.
Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
Hyokeikan ：April 12, 2016 (Tue) - June 19, 2016 (Sun)
Since the ancient times, Afghanistan thrived at the “crossroads of civilizations” in Central Asia. This country developed a distinctive culture of its own as a center of the Silk Road. This exhibition comprising of 231 ancient artworks from the National Museum of Afghanistan, illustrates some of the most magnificent cultures that flourished from around 2100 BC to 2nd century AD by presenting the “hidden treasures” excavated at four ancient sites in Afghanistan.
Also, at this occasion an official arrangement between the organizers and the Afghanistan government was made to include a part of the “Displaced Cultural Properties of Afghanistan” .
A Journey to the Land of Immortals: Treasures of Ancient Greece
Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries ：June 21, 2016 (Tue) - September 19, 2016 (Mon)
This exhibition showcases sculptures, fresco paintings, and metal objects from Greece. Let us set off on a journey through Greek art, which blossomed from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic periods in various areas in Greece, such as the Aegean Islands, including Cyclades and Crete, as well as Athens, Sparta, and Macedonia. This is the first large-scale exhibition in Japan of Greek artworks gathered solely from the country of Greece.