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

Cat meeting

The exhibition " Cat meeting " which started in 2019, has gained the support of cat lovers as a standard project of REIJINSHA GALLERY in Nihombashi, Tokyo. This time, apart from the actual gallery exhibition, we will hold selected 60 exhibited works from the past three "Cat meetings" at the Gates Museum in virtual space.
Cats that have been loved all over the world both now and in the past. Cats depend on humans but do not lose the wild taste. These two sides make us healed, encouraged, and even feel longing. When the cats at home are staring at the air, and the stray cats form a silent circle regularly, a telepathic "Cat meeting" that transcends human intelligence may have already begun.
Due to the vast virtual space, it can be realized only by virtual that we will exhibit 60 items that are 4 times larger from the long and short side of the original size, 16 times larger than actual size. Why don't you go around here for a while and join the "Cat meeting"?

Art in En

Reiko Meguro Laboratory

This is the first exhibition in the "Circle" room of the Gates Museum, and the first solo exhibition for Reiko Meguro at the Virtual Museum. From an early age, the school science room has been her favorite place. Even after losing "life", I was fascinated by the many specimens of skeletons and insects that continue to exist beautifully as objects. Eventually becoming a painter, the inhabitants of this laboratory became a consistent theme for her lifelong painting. They are wearing a slight eerieness and humor that surpasses it as if they were given "raw" again in the canvas. She received many awards for her strong personality and perfection and was selected as a member of Dokuritsu Fine Arts Society Associate, which is said to have a long way to go before becoming a member. Here, we will trace the trajectory of Reiko Meguro from 2007 to 2021.

Art in the 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 the Sky II

Paul Cézanne Exhibition- The Road from Romanticism to Cubism -

1sr July 2021 - 30th November 2021

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 (1872-1887)
  • ・ROOM 3 Works of the Comprehensive Era (1888-1906)