Nagoya Exhibitions

During the past decade, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts (N/BMFA) have worked together to present a diverse exhibition schedule representative of the MFA’s encyclopedic collection and featuring some of its great masterpieces.

In 1999, the N/BMFA’s inaugural year, three exhibitions were presented, sharing with audiences in Japan the richness of the MFA’s collection: “Monet, Renoir and the Impressionist Landscape,” an exploration of Impressionism as seen in more than 65 works by Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and Degas; “Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World,” an exhibition that traced the development of ancient Mediterranean civilizations (Egypt, Greece, and Rome) and their cultural interconnections during a 5,000-year period; and “Okakura Tenshin and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” a look at the MFA’sworld-renowned Asian collection and the legacy of its curator, Okakura Kakuzo (also known as Okakura Tenshin), as seen through 100 Japanese and Chinese masterpieces spanning 5,000 years.

Over the years, MFA-organized exhibitions have been enthusiastically received by visitors to the museum, including: “Millet” (2002), an exhibition of the unforgettable images of rural life created by Jean-Francois Millet; “Impressionism in Boston” (2003), a display of 50 works that explored the relationship between French and American art in Boston from 1850 to 1910; “Masterworks from the MFA” (2005), a collection of masterpieces showcasing the human figure; and “The World of Claude Monet” (2008), an exhibition featuring24 of the artist’s paintings. In addition, two exhibitions on view at the N/BMFA focused specifically on the MFA’s vast ukiyo-e collection: “The Allure of Edo” (2006), which highlighted the “Floating World” of Edo-period Japan, and “Printed Treasures (Ukiyo-e)” (2008).

Past Exhibitions at Nagoya

May 30–Oct 9, 2000
“Voice of Mother Earth” May 30, 2000–Oct 9, 2000

Oct 31, 2000–Feb 25, 2001

Mar 31–Jul 22, 2001
“Tea Drinking in the West”

Apr 3–Jul 29, 2001
“Japanese Corner: 7th Rotation (Noh Robes)”

Sep 15, 2001–Feb 3, 2002
“Masterworks from the Age of the Pyramids”

Mar 15–Sep 1, 2002

Oct 5, 2002–Feb 16, 2003
“Buddhist Arts of Asia”

Apr 26–Nov 9, 2003
“Impressionism in Boston”

Nov 22, 2003–Mar 21, 2004
“Albrecht Durer—Renaissance Printmaker”

Apr 17–Sep 12, 2004
“Delacroix to Munch: Nineteenth-century Visions”

Apr 17–Dec 5, 2004
“Promenade Through Art”

Oct 2, 2004–Feb 20, 2005
“The Lane Collection and American Modernism”

Mar 18–Sep 25, 2005
“Masterworks from the MFA, Boston”

Oct 22, 2005–May 21, 2006
“The Brilliance of Bird-and Flower Painting”

Jan 21–Apr 2, 2006
“American Photographer Series: Ansel Adams”

Apr 8–Jun 7, 2006
“American Photographer Series: Alfred Stieglitz”

Jun 16–Aug 27, 2006
“American Photographer Series: Edward Weston”

Sep 16, 2006–Feb 4, 2007
“Five Centuries of European Portraits”

Mar 17–Aug 19, 2007
“Children in American Art”

Sep 8–Dec 9, 2007

Apr 26–Sep 28, 2008
“The World of Claude Monet”

Apr 18–Jun 21, 2009

Jul 18–Nov 23, 2009
“Mighty Aphrodite”

Dec 12, 2009–Apr 4, 2010
“Gardens in Perpetual Bloom”

Apr 24–Sep 5, 2010

Apr 23–Aug 28, 2011
“Jim Dine”

Sep 17, 2011–Feb 12, 2012
“Art of the Still Life”

Mar 3–May 27, 2012
“Icons of Style: Makers, Models, and Image”

Jun 23–Dec 9, 2012
“Japanese Masterpieces”