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Parasophia:Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 March 7
(Saturday)

May 10
(Sunday)
Domestic and international artists receiving attention from around the world gather in Kyoto for a large-scale contemporary international art exhibition.
Natsunosuke Mise: Painting of Japan -basso ostinato- April 7
(Tuesday)

April 26
(Sunday)
Yamagata, Kyoto. Then the repetition of movement through to Japan and the world. Exhibiting Natsunosuke Mise’s artworks are the verification of the artist’s own existence.
Kyoten 2015 May 26
(Tuesday)

June 11
(Thursday)
This is a comprehensive public exhibition organized by Kyoto city. It features selected and prize winning art works from across six sections including Japanese-style painting, Western-style painting, crafts, sculpture, prints and calligraphy.
Louvre Museum: Genre Painting ― Scenes from Daily Life June 16
(Tuesday)

September 27
(Sunday)
The working lives of farmers and laborers, the patterns of courtship between men and women, the figures of mothers and children and family life are the ordinary everyday lives captured in “genre painting.” This exhibition traces the full development of the diversity of European genre painting, beginning with images of ancient Egypt and Grecian works and traversing the artistic territory from the beginning of the 16th century to the mid-19th century in approximately 80 paintings. Vermeer, representative of 17th century Holland’s height of mature painting, will have his “The Astronomer” shown, the first time it has been exhibited in Japan.
René Magritte July 11
(Saturday)

October 12
(Monday)
Rene Magritte was a representative artist of the 20th century art world who developed an individual art world style that jumped out of the regulated “frameworks” of our thoughts and activities. Acquiring the cooperation of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Foundation Magritte, 130 representative works will be exhibited. From his early to late period, the artist’s thought and creation will be traversed, addressing the skillful attractiveness of the mystery of Magritte’s art.
The 100th Inten: Kyoto Exhibition of the Japan Art Institute September 20
(Sunday)

October 4
(Sunday)
Approximately 100 works from general selection including new Japanese-style painting by members of the Japan Art Institute will be exhibited.
Vermeer and Rembrandt:The Masters of the 17 th Century Dutch Golden Age - Theaters of the Women of the World - October 24
(Saturday)

January 5
(Tuesday)
17th century Holland’s withdrawal from religious painting to an emphasis on the appreciation of the everyday opened up a new worldview. It was not only the images of women, wives and their husbands, it was also the mothers within the interior settings and the masters of the kitchens that were painted. Furthermore, it was the fashions that colored lives in feminine cultivation and religious practices that resulted in painted works. These were the opening acts of the “world theater” of women’s entry onto the world stage. Vermeer’s “Woman Holding a Water Jug” and Rembrandt’s “Verona” are the highlights of this Japan premier.
The 2nd Reorganized New Nitten Kyoto Exhibition December 12
(Saturday)

January 17
(Sunday)
This exhibition concerns the Kyoto staging of Japan’s largest public juried exhibition, the “Nitten.” Established in 5 sections, Japanese-style painting, Western-style painting, sculpture, crafts and calligraphy, the exhibition travels the country and includes 600 works for exhibition, 300 of which are made by Kyoto and Shiga artists.
Commemorating 400 years of Rinpa - The Advent of Rinpa - Touring the “Rinpa Code” of the Pre-Modern / Modern / Contemporary January 14
(Thursday)

February 14
(Sunday)
Since the birth of “Rinpa” at the end of the Momoyama period in Kyoto, “Rinpa” appeared in various periods of the arts and crafts and continued to give birth to new successions and new creations. Searching through the Rinpa beauty code that is part of the Japanese DNA of aesthetic consciousness, the exhibition point of view concerns thinking over this in terms of the “Rinpa code” found in pre-modern, modern and contemporary art in the terms of “nature,” “city” and “abstraction.”
Monet Exhibition from the Collection of Marmottan Monet Museum: From “Impression, Sunrise” to “Water Lilies” March 1
(Tuesday)

May 8
(Sunday)
Monet, the master of Impressionism, fixed the changing movements of light and atmosphere on the canvas. The exhibition focuses on the essence of Monet’s art in approximately 90 paintings through from his “Impression, Sunrise”, which was the origin of the term “Impressionism” to his “Water Lilies” and “Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies” of his late years. The Marmottan Monet Museum is where the artist bequeathed many of his remaining works at hand. Exhibits include a portrait of the artist’s family and satirical pictures drawn around the time of his late teens that are exemplary in the museum’s collection.
The 2nd PATinkyoto Print Art Triennale in Kyoto March 5
(Saturday)

April 1
(Friday)
This is an exhibition transmitting prints, a traditional culture of Japan in addition to the diversity of contemporary print expressions, from the cultural and artistic city of Kyoto to the world. The exhibition features print works by 20 artists recommended by multiple commissioners.
Renoir’s Light March 19
(Saturday)

June 5
(Sunday)
This is an exhibition bringing together Renoir’s attractive female images from around the world.
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