The Exhibition of the Yokohama Museum of Art: Collection 2016 Part 3
I. Showa Portraits: Tracing the People and History of the Showa Era through Photography
II. The Visual Revolution of the Machine Age: Photography and Film between the World Wars
As the center of photographic technology, which was first introduced from the West in the late 19th century, Yokohama played an extremely important role in the birth of photography in Japan. And being that it was established in the same city, the Yokohama Museum of Art places a strong emphasis on collecting photographic works among a diverse range of artistic genres. Today, photographs account for more than 4,200 of the approximately 12,000 works in the museum collection. And the fact that when the facility opened in 1989 it was the first public museum to create a permanent gallery devoted solely to photography exemplifies the museum’s policy. This exhibition is notable as our first attempt to present a large number of photographic works from the collection at the same time in all of the museum’s galleries.
By introducing more than 400 works from the museum’s photography collection all at once, we hope to provide viewers with an opportunity to savor the multifaceted charms of a medium that has evolved while constantly wavering between documentary and art.
List of works [780KB]
|Dates||January 4 (Wed.) - February 28 (Tue.), 2017
*Open until 16:00 on February 23 (Thu.), 2017
*Open until 20:30 on February 24 (Fri.), 2017
*Admission until 30 minutes before closing.
|Closed||Thursdays (except January 5 and February 23, 2017)
|Organizer||Yokohama Museum of Art|
High school students
|Junior high school students||\100（\80）|
|Children under 12||Free|
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