Current Exhibitions

  • February 9 - May 26, 2019

Sugiura Hisui: Image Collector



SUGIURA, Hisui, Mitsukoshi (department store): Ginza Branch Open on April 10, 1930,
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

List of works>> English Chinese Korean

Zuan artist Sugiura Hisui (1876-1965) took an important role in the earliest days of Japanese graphic design. He actively promoted Zuan in his publications co-authored with Watanabe Soshu (1890-1986)—“Zuan no Bigaku (Aesthetics of Zuan)” and “Jitsuyo Zuan Shiryo Taisei (Compilation of practical Zuan materials)” and was engaged in Zuan education as the first president of Tama Imperial Art School (now Tama Art University) founded in 1935.
 In addition to Sugiura’s representative works such as posters for Mitsukoshi department store and various cover designs for books and magazines, the exhibition will showcase materials previously owned by Sugiura including French illustrated newspaper “L’Illustration”, American graph magazine “LIFE”, and his scrapbooks for the first time so as to reveal another dimension of Sugiura’s creative practice as an image collector.

Images collected by Sugiura Hisui, date unknown,
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Scrapbooks by Sugiura Hisui, date unknown,
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


●February 22, 2019

“Sugiura Hisui’s eye and thinking —From Sugiura’s creative resources and private documents” 

Takeshi Nagai (Curator, the Museum of Art, Ehime)

●April 19, 2019

“Sugiura Hisui and cine film from the prewar period” 

Tomita Mika (Curator, National Film Archive of Japan)


Time : 18:00~

Free Program ( But Museum admission required. ) 

Hours & Admissions

Gallery 4 (2nd floor)

February 9, 2019 - May 26, 2019
10:00 - 17:00( Fridays and Saturdays open until 20:00 )
※Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Mondays (except February 11, March 25, April 1, 29 and May 6, 2019); February 12, April 9 and May 7, 2019
Day ticket (Group of 20 persons or more)
Adults ¥500 (400)
Students (college/university) ¥250 (200)

*All prices include tax.

*Free for high school students, under 18, seniors (65 and over), Campus Members, MOMAT passport holders.

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*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.

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Evening Discount (From 17:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Adults ¥300
College and university students ¥150
Free Admission Days:
February 24, March 3, April 7, May 5, 18 2019
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
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Special Supported by:
Ehime Prefectural Museum of Art

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