2014 Exhibition Schedule
On March 6th, 2014, the Shimane Art Museum celebrated
the 15th anniversary of its opening, thanks to the support of
our patrons. In this exhibition, guests can enjoy masterpiece
paintings and other art from around the world in the museum
situated on the banks of the stunningly beautiful Lake Shinji.
We hope to see you at the Museum this year!
 March 20th (Thurs) ~ June 16th (Mon), 2014
Celebrating 15 Years
Arcadia by the Shore
– The Mythic World of Puvis de Chavannes –
This is the first domestic exhibition of the works of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
(1824-1898), one of 19th Century France’s representative muralists, who
focused on painting his Arcadia by the shore. His work had a large influence
on modern Western-style painters in Japan. This exhibition is comprised of
important works gathered together from France, America, England, and Japan.
 July 18th (Fri) ~ September 1st (Mon), 2014
Masterpieces of the Hiraki Collection
The Beauty of Ukiyo-e
The Hiraki Collection is comprised of pieces from early Ukiyo-e watercolor
prints, right up to representative pieces from the artists Harunobu, Utamaro,
Hokusai, and Hiroshige. Each print is finely crafted and expertly preserved in
this leading domestic collection. For this exhibition, we will exclusively exhibit
prints that have been designated as important cultural artifacts or art
treasures, so that our patrons may bask in the glory of true Ukiyo-e
 September 12th (Fri) ~ November 3rd (Mon/Public Holiday), 2014
Shigeru Ueki : A Centennial Retrospective
A pioneer of abstract sculpture in Japan, Shigeru Ueki (1913-1984) also
received international praise for his skills. From the 1930’s he consistently
favored wood sculpture, pursuing an organic form in his work. As a celebration
of the 100th anniversary of Ueki’s birth, this exhibition will explore his creative
activities and artistic significance.
 November 15th (Sat) ~ November 23rd (Mon/ Public Holiday), 2014
The 47th
Shimane Prefectural Citizen's Cultural Festival
- General Art Exhibition(KENTEN)
Exhibiting winners and chosen works from the 11th Shimane Prefectural
Citizens Cultural Art Exhibit.
 December 3rd (Wed) ~ December 25th (Thurs), 2014
The 61st Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
An exhibition of stringently selected pieces from seven fields of traditional
Japanese craft: ceramics, textiles, urushi work, metalwork, woodwork &
bamboowork, dolls & other work. From the works of living national treasures,
to prize winning pieces, to art created by local San’in residents, this exhibition
will display approximately 300 art and craft pieces that demonstrate
the highest-level of artistic skill and creativity.
 January 2nd (Fri) ~ March 9th (Mon), 2015
Portrait In Museum
The Appeal of Portraiture
-From The Shimane Art Museum Collection-
Arguably one of the most important artistic genres, portraiture, becomes the
focus of this exhibition. Painting, prints and photographs of historical
figures, actors, artists and unknowns alike will be on display, with a focus of
pieces from the museum’s own collection. Each model is beautiful, striking,
mysterious, and intriguing. Come get lost in the world of portraits.
 March 20th (Fri) ~ May 10th (Sun), 2015
60th Anniversary of San’in Broadcasting
Yasunari Kawabata Collection & Kaii Higashiyama
The collection of Yasunari Kawabata (1899 – 1972), who won the Nobel Prize
for Literature, features Jūben-Jūgi-Zu, by Taiga Ikeno and Buson Yosa, and
Tōunshisetsu-Zu, by Gyokudō Urakami, both of which have been designated as
national treasures. Please enjoy the aesthetically beautiful collection with the
works of Kaii Higashiyama (1908-1999) there were exchanges.

◆Please be aware that exhibition period and names may be altered.
  Thank you for your understanding.

1-5 Sodeshi-cho, Matsue-shi, Shimane-ken 690-0049
TEL: 0852-55-4700 (Operator) FAX: 0852-55-4714
http://www1.pref.shimane.lg.jp/contents/sam/  e-mail:sam@pref.shimane.lg.jp