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Kuroda Memorial Hall

The Kuroda Memorial Hall was built in 1928 through a bequest from Western-style painter Kuroda Seiki (1866-1924). The building first opened as the home of The Institute of Arts Research for the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in 1930. In recognition of Kuroda's artistic achievements, exhibits of Oil paintings, sketches and similar works donated by the artist's family and others are on display.



Collection Highlights Gallery (2015)
January 2 - 12, March 23 - April 5, October 27 - November 8 2015.

2nd floor

Collection Highlights Gallery
Collection Highlights Gallery  March 23, 2015 (Mon) - April 5, 2015 (Sun)

This room was originally named as "Display Room" and used for exhibitions and meetings to make researches. In the earthquake proof construction in 2012, it was renovated as a special room to exhibit "Woman Reading" (1891), "Maiko" (1893), "Wisdom, Impression and Sentiment" (1899), and "Lakeside" (1897), and offers a place to interact with the works of art.

Kuroda Memorial Room
Kuroda Memorial Room  March 17, 2015 (Tue) - April 19, 2015 (Sun)

This room is originally made to honor Kuroda’s works since the Kuroda Memorial Hall was designed. The Chinese characters of “Memorial Room of the Viscount Kuroda” , which were said to be written by Nakamura Fusetsu, an oil painter, were curved on the panel above the doors. Having the collection cored with the works contributed by Kuroda’s family, this room offers a place to appreciate the works by Kuroda who greatly contributed to modernize the Japanese painting.

Current exhibit includes:
Strolling Beauty, By Kuroda Seiki, 1895
Study for "Talk on Ancient Romance" (A man), By Kuroda Seiki, 1896
Portrait of Dr. Terao, By Kuroda Seiki, 1909