The Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Exhibition

An invitation to modern art, from the city of food and art at Europe’s crossroads

Period: May 26th to July 16th

Location: Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki

The city of Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region of eastern France, has long flourished as an important transportation hub. Though Alsace was historically the stage for territorial battles between Germany and France, currently Strasbourg not only serves as a symbol of European harmony as a ‘European Capital’ and site of the European Parliament along with Brussels, it is also a popular tourist destination for its beautiful old city and Christmas markets. This exhibit will center around the collection of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, from the historically rich city of Strasbourg which celebrates the blending and fusion of German and French culture and still has traces of the footsteps of Gutenberg and Erasmus, Goethe and Mozart. In addition to masters who have painted art history in their splendid colors, such as Alfred Sisley, Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac, and Pablo Picasso, there are also pieces from painters connected with the Alsace region such as Lothar von Seebach and Jean Arp. This collection begins with the Impressionists and passes through the 20th century to reach the modern era, giving a glimpse at the rich and variegated world of contemporary and modern western painters.

Related Events:

Art Seminar: Strasbourg the Border City, Living as both German and French

An introduction to the old capital of Strasbourg in its place between France and Germany, its symbolism of the unrest of European history, and the fascinating culture which allowed it to develop independently.

Date: June 16th, 1:30pm

Instructor: Uchida Hidemi (Seikei University Economics Department)

Location: Ground Floor Auditorium (limit 250 people, free entry)

 

Art Lecture: Strasbourg Museum Exhibition, an Introduction to Modern Art

Date: June 24th, 1:30pm

Instructor: Planning Section Assistant Curator Sawawata Mari

Location: Ground Floor Auditorium (limit 250 people, free entry)

 

Gallery Talk from the Curator

Date: July 8th, 1:30pm

Location: 2nd Floor Exhibition Hall (ticket needed)

 

Museum Theater: In the City of Sylvia

Director Jose Luis Guerin, collaboration between France and Spain, 85min

Date: July 1st; entrance at 1pm, curtains up at 1:30pm

Location: Ground Floor Auditorium (limit 250 people, free entry)

 

Museum Concert: Tanabata Concert, A Night of Impressionist Music featuring Violin and Piano

Date: July 7th; doors open at 5:30pm, curtains up at 6pm

Performers: Tachibana Chisato (pf), Mogitate Maki (vn)

Location: 1st Floor Entrance Hall (limit 200 people, free entry, must apply via reply postcard)

 

Art Forum: An Overview of Strasbourg, Introduction to Modern Art

–          Gallery Talk and Evening of Alsace Cuisine and Wine

A chance to view the exhibition and enjoy some Alsace cuisine and wine (light meal) from the museum’s own French restaurant ‘Petit Poire’.

Dates: June 17th, July 15th, 4-7pm

Strasbourg Exhibition Viewing (with gallery talk)

2nd Floor Exhibition Hall (ticket required)

An Evening of Alsace Cuisine and Wine

Restaurant Petit Poire (1500yen meal fee)

* limit 30 people for both, must apply via reply postcard

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