Past Exhibitions

  • June 18 -October 20, 2019

Emancipation of Humanity: Focusing on Works by Female Artists

Primarily from the Museum Collection

Maruki Toshi (Akamatsu Toshiko), Emancipation of Humanity, 1947

This year MOMAT purchased a work entitled Emancipation of Humanity, a bold female nude painted by the female artist Maruki Toshi. This exhibit was inspired by both this work and its title. In the first small room are images of women by male painters of the early 20th century and the 1950s. In the same room are works by female artists from soon after World War II through the 1950s. These are followed by abstract art from the 1960s and the 1970s, video art of the 1970s focusing on women’s roles, and photos from the 1980s reconsidering concepts of beauty and the body. Most are by female artists, but there are also works exploring sexuality by male artists.

Emancipation of Humanity: Focusing on Works by Female Artists List

Gallery 4 (2nd floor)

June 18 -October 20, 2019

10:00 – 17:00 (10:00 – 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays during July 2 – October 6
*Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
※Closed on Mondays (except July 15, August 12, September 16, September 23, October 14),July 16, August 13, September 17, September 24, October 15, 2019 →See also Monthly Calendar
Adults ¥500 (400)
College and university students ¥250 (200)
*The price in brackets is for the group of 20 persons or more. All prices include tax.
Free for high school students, under 18, seniors( 65 and over ), Campus Members, MOMAT passport holder.
*Show your Membership Card of the MOMAT Supporters or the MOMAT Members to get free admission ( a MOMAT Members Card admits two persons free ).
*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.
*Members of the MOMAT Corporate Partners are admitted free with their staff ID.
Evening Discount (From 17:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Adults ¥300
College and university students ¥150
*Admission free for college and university students from 17:00 on Fridays and Saturdays between July 19 and October 6.
Free Admission Days:
Collection Gallery and Gallery 4
Free on the first Sunday of each month (July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, 2019)
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