Exhibition

Exhibition

The 120th Anniversary of His Birth
INOKUMA Genichiro : A Retrospective

2022 Sat September 17 〜 2022 Sun November 6

Closed: Mon Oct 3


INOKUMA Genichiro (1902–1993) is a leading artist of twentieth-century Japan. Born in Kagawa, he studied under Fujishima Takeji at Tokyo Fine Arts School. He presented his works at the Teiten (Imperial Fine Arts Academy Exhibition) until 1934, and after forming the association Shinseisaku-ha Kyokai in 1936, at the exhibitions held by that organization. In 1938, he went to France, where he mingled with Matisse and Picasso. Fleeing the ravages of World War II, he returned to Japan and was later dispatched to the Philippines and Burma to record the military campaign as war paintings. After the war, he strengthened his involvement with the society by designing wrapping paper for Mitsukoshi department store (1950), painting murals for the students’ hall at Keio University (1949) and the central concourse at Ueno Station (1951), etc. In 1955, he stopped by at New York on his way to revisiting France and was so enchanted by that city that he remained there and continued working in New York for nearly twenty years. From 1975 onwards, he worked based in Hawaii and Tokyo. When the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art opened in the city of Marugame in Kagawa, where Inokuma spent his teens, in 1991, he donated all his works to that museum.
With the cooperation of the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, presented in this exhibition are not only representative works by Inokuma but archival material on his murals and designs, objects he made with everyday materials, etc. There are approximately 100 works providing a full view of this versatile artist.

Date2022 Sat September 17 – Sun November 6
Hours10:00 – 18:00
ClosedMon October 3
Admission (tax included)Day ticket (Group of 20 persons or more) Adults: ¥1,300 (¥1,040)
University Students/High School students/Senior over 65: ¥1,100 (¥880)
Junior high school students and younger: Free
*Including the admission fee for Collection Gallery
*Entry is free for high school students residing in Yokosuka or students attending high school in Yokosuka.
*Free admission for persons with a disability pass and one accompanying caretaker.    
OrganizerYOKOSUKA MUSEUM OF ART
Special CooperationGenichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art / The MIMOCA Foundation
CooperationIsetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd
Cherries INOKUMA Genichiro 1939, Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art ©The MIMOCA Foundation
Square and Circle BX INOKUMA Genichiro 1977, Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art ©The MIMOCA Foundation
Three Girls INOKUMA Genichiro 1954, Yokosuka Museum of Art
©The MIMOCA Foundation