What is "Gates The Virtual Art City"
-A city of art created in a VR space-
"Gates" is a VR art city
where you can enjoy art online.
You can simply operate it on your PC or smartphone, and you can watch it as many times as you like for free during the exhibition.
Please experience the art appreciation
of the new era.
Art in Black
Vincent van Gogh Exhibition
The Gates Museum's first exhibition of works by Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. The exhibition will feature 30 works from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the National Gallery of Amsterdam. We hope that you will enjoy the world of Van Gogh, the "Painter of Fire," who lived a short but intense life of 37 years, in virtual form.
Art in White
Gates Art Competition Grand Prix Winning Artist Exhibition - Chiaki Ishimatsu
Gates The Virtual Art City is holding a solo exhibition of Chiaki Ishimatsu, the Grand Prix winner of the "Gates Art Competition," the third open competition exhibition.
Ishimatsu focuses on what is considered less attractive in the world and portrays its appeal. In her paintings, which she calls "un-beautiful woman paintings," she depicts "girls" who are too young to be called "lady" and too impure to be called "little girl". The "girls" don't smile kindly or charmingly. However, the penetrating gazes of the girls are like a strange sensation, as if they can see right into your heart.
This exhibition features 30 works. Please enjoy the mysterious world of Chiaki Ishimatsu.
Art in En
Katsushika Hokusai, Exhibition of Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji（Fugaku sanjūrokkei)– A Genius Painter Who Captivated the World –
Katsushika Hokusai is known worldwide as the most famous Ukiyo-e artist, and has left about 30,000 works throughout his 90-year life. His representative series of Ukiyo-e landscape paintings, "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji（Fugaku sanjūrokkei)" is a Nishiki-e (multicolor woodblock print) that depicts Mt. Fuji from all angles with various expressions. Hokusai is so famous that mentioned synonymous with ukiyo-e, and he created The Great Wave "Kanagawa Okinamiura" and Red Fuji " Gaifū kaisei ", which have permeated as Japanese icons all over the world.
In this exhibition, we will introduce 30 items from the "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)" series. Please enjoy Hokusai's masterpieces that still fascinate many people.
Art in Sky I
Pierre-Auguste Renoir Exhibition– The Artist Who Painted Happiness –
The French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) has been called "the only painter who never painted a sad picture", and his style is characterized by a soft touch and rich colors with plenty of natural light. In the more than 50 years of his career, he painted a wide range of subjects, including portraits, families, landscapes, flowers, still lifes, and nudes, but the consistent theme in all of his works was to depict a happy world filled with the joy of living.
This exhibition features 50 works from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Oslo Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. As a unique virtual experiment, the exhibition features works that have been enlarged to twice the actual size of their long and short sides (four times the area). We hope you will enjoy Renoir's vividly drawn works.
Art in Sky II
Paul Cézanne Exhibition– The Road from Romanticism to Cubism –
Paul Cézanne, a French painter who was active in the art world of the 19th and 20th centuries, was also called the "father of modern painting" and had a great influence on the avant-garde art of the 20th century. Inspired by Delacroix and Courbet, who represents romanticism, Cezanne at a younger age worked together as a member of the Impressionists such as Picasso, Renoir, and Monet, and then painted paintings that incorporated multiple perspectives on one screen. It became the basis of the artistic concept in Cubism, which was later established by Picasso and Black. In this exhibition, we will consider the life of Cezanne in the following three categories. As an attempt unique to virtual, his work is exhibited at a ratio of doubling the actual size of the long side and the short side (the area is quadrupled). Follow the lifetime of Cezanne through these works of art.
・ ROOM 1 Early works (the 1860s)
・ ROOM 2 Impression / Constructivist era works (1872-1887s)
・ ROOM 3 Works of the Comprehensive Era (1888-1906s)
-Attractiveness different from VR exhibition using venue photos-
The Gates Museum not only holds special exhibitions sponsored by them, but also allows the exhibitions to be replaced online, so it can meet the needs of those who wish to use it. There are 5 exhibition rooms with various designs, and since it is not an actual photograph of the exhibition hall, there is also an outdoor exhibition hall where paintings cannot be exhibited in reality. We aim to be a place where you can enjoy art by selecting the exhibition room you want to see on the MAP and wandering around. It also works with the art store.
-24 hours, art shopping from around the world-
The Gates Art Store has an online payment function that allows you to order from all over the world. It sells works that can be sold at museums, other registered works and reproductions, and by-products of artworks. You can purchase art goods and collections of works. We aim to be a place where you can see the entire Japanese art world without coming to Japan and research the price range.
-Various solo exhibitions are held here-
The Gates Convention Center has opened "Personal Virtual Galleries" which are owned by each artist. These galleries are places where artists can select their work and hold solo exhibitions. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of works, including paintings, crafts, photography, calligraphy, and other genres.
-Read, watch, listen to art information-
The Gates Media Center is a media base that introduces all art-related textual information, images, and video content, and is scheduled to open in 2023. The operation of online classrooms related to culture in general is also included in the future vision, and now that the IT terminal usage rate and understanding of the elderly are increasing, we are aiming for a place where people's art literacy will increase regardless of generation, even if they do not move.
*Scheduled to open in 2023