The Tokyo Fuji Art Museum was one among 24 organizations that Hachioji City Mayor Takayuki Ishimori honored on October 1 at a ceremony held at the Hachioji City Art and Cultural Hall in commemoration of Hachioji’s establishment as a municipality. TFAM Board of Trustees Chair Kenji Harashima received the honor on the museum’s behalf.
The commendation was awarded in recognition of TFAM’s donation of admission tickets to students in Hachioji schools for the summer vacation exhibition, “Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park and His Inventions,” as part of the museum’s ongoing community outreach initiative.October 2, 2014
The Tokyo Fuji Art Museum held the opening ceremony for the special exhibition, “Genius and Ambition: The Royal Academy of Arts, London 1768-1918” on September 16.Royal Academy President Christopher Le Brun, British Council, Japan Director Jeff Streeter and some 400 distinguished guests.
The exhibition provides an overview of the academy’s 150-year history, from its 18th-century founding to the beginning of the 20th century, through selected works of its esteemed members on a scale never attempted before.
The exhibition opened for public viewing on September 17 and will run through November 24.September 16, 2014
Yoshiro Shimizu, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum vice director and Japanese-style painter, won the Prime Minister’s Award at the 99th Inten, the Exhibition of Japanese Art Institute (JAI), for his work Primordial.
A graduate of the Tokyo University of the Arts, Shimizu further polished his art under the tutelage of renowned artists Ikuo Hirayama and Toshio Tabuchi. He has been the recipient of the JAI’s Taikan Award and the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award in the 96th Inten exhibition. Shimizu also serves as a professor at Soka University’s Faculty of Education.September 15, 2014
On September 5, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum opened “From TFAM’s Private Collection of Photographic Art: An Introduction to 19th Century Pictorialism” exhibition. It is being held as an accompanying event to the “Genius and Ambition: The Royal Academy of Arts, London 1768-1918” exhibition that will open at the museum from September 17.
Pictorialism is a movement that was popular from the late 19th to early-20th century, a style characterized by photographs that have been “manipulated” to create a work that is more than just a reproduction of reality. Some 30 works, drawn from British photographers, will be on display from the TFAM collection (photograph by Peter Henry Emerson, 1886)September 5, 2014
On July 26, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum held a workshop on bamboo craft, including creating pens and Japanese writing brushes, as well as flutes and key holders made from wood. Participants also got to operate a laser device to engrave their names on the goods they crafted.July 30, 2014
On July 8, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum opened the “Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park and His Exhibition” for its annual summer break special for schoolchildren. The exhibition features multimedia presentations of the life and legacy of the famed American inventor and scientist, as well as displays of his inventions.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is an operational 1926 Model A Ford (photo), a car that surely owes as much to Edison’s words of encouragement as it does to industrialist Henry Ford’s vision and drive. Having first met in 1896 when Ford had yet to make his mark on the automotive world, Edison told Ford, who was a longtime admirer of Edison’s: “Young man, that’s the thing! You have it—the self-contained unit carrying its own fuel with it! Keep at it!” Their friendship would last for more than 30 years, until Edison’s passing in 1931.July 8, 2014
The Tokyo Fuji Art Museum donated admission tickets for elementary and junior high school students in Hachioji City on July 1. The tickets were for the museum’s “Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park and His Exhibition” that will open from July 8 as a special summer vacation exhibition for children. TFAM Board of Trustees Chair Kenji Harashima (right) to Hachioji City Mayor Takayuki Ishimori (left) and Hachioji Superintendent of Schools Hitoshi Sakakura.July 2, 2014
As part of its ongoing educational services initiative, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum took part in a special art appreciation class for students at the Narahara Elementary School in Hachioji City on June 21. Organized by TFAM, the class—which included teachers and parents—featured reproductions of artworks from the museum’s collection and was broadcast locally by cable-television operator J:COM on June 25.June 24, 2014
The Tokyo Fuji Art Museum is showing the exhibition, “Edo Period Paintings: Their Ascendance and Quintessence—Masterpieces by Jakuchu, Shohaku Okyo and Goshun, Part II.”Drawing primarily on TFAM’s extensive private collection, the works featured in the exhibition that were created by artists during the Edo era (1603-1868) have since become iconic for pre-modern Japanese paintings. May 20, 2014
On May 10, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum held a public workshop for novice painters as part of a series of peripheral activities for the ongoing “Edo Period Paintings: Their Ascendance and Quintessence—Masterpieces by Jakuchu, Shohaku Okyo and Goshun, Part II.”
The workshop was held over six sessions and was led by Yoshiro Shimizu, a member of the Japan Academy of Arts and vice-director of TFAM.May 13, 2014
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