Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu-shi, Japan

Mie Prefectural Art Museum (三重県立美術館) opened in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, Japan, in 1982. The collection has a particular emphasis on yōga. Mie Prefectural Art Museum (Mie architectural art museum) is a museum in Tsu city, Mie prefecture. It opened in 1982 as the first full-scale museum in Chubu and Tokai area. The Yanagihara Yoshitomi Memorial Museum opened in 2003. A collection of Japanese modern foreign paintings is enriched.

In the Museum “Permanent Exhibition Room”, “Yoshihara Yoshitomi Memorial Hall” and “Art Information Room”, we have special stamps of foxes, raccoons and rabbits.

There were three major types of art that especially interested us: (1) Art from the Edo period onward by artists who were either natives of Mie or had a close relationship with Mie. (2) Paintings from the Meiji period onward that show the development of modern oil paintings in Japan, or paintings by foreign artists who exerted a strong influence over modern Japanese art. (3) Sketches, studies, watercolors, and other documents that give insight into the creative undertakings of certain key artists. After Mie Prefecture became the sister state of Valencia, Spain, in 1992, the museum also began collecting works by important Spanish artists.

It opened in 1982. The first director is an art historian who later served as the director of the Yokohama Museum of Art Teruro. Approximately 230,000 visitors have visited since the beginning of the opening period in half a year, but the number of visitors since then has stabilized at 120,000 a year.

The building is based on the design of Fujie Building Office, construction by Taisei Corporation. In 1998, it was selected as one hundred public buildings.

The prefectural art museum establishment plan began in 1972 when the Council of Culture issued a report on the name of the “prefectural art museum”. After that, Mie Prefectural Art Museum was established in April 1982 after the establishment of the foundation · establishment of the museum building preparation room, etc. In fact it opened September 25 of the same year.

In 2005, he held a work exhibition by Yoshihiko Wada, a painter from Mie Prefecture, but after the allegations that Wada’s work was plagiarism of an Italian painter, Alberto Sugi’s work, emerged, the next 2006 On 5th June, I gave an apology in the name of the director. The Wada Yoshihiko Exhibition was held at the Mie Prefectural Art Museum, and was also held at Shibuya Ward Shoto Museum of Art and Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki Prefecture, and the creation of catalogs was also made by the editing of these three buildings.

About Mie Prefectural Art Museum

Since opening in September 1982, the Mie Prefectural Museum of Art has conducted the following activities.


The characteristic of the art museum is that it is not just to stay in the ivory tower, but always trying to positively encourage society.

We publish public relations activities on exhibition exhibitions, art lectures, gallery talks and art seminars, moving art museums targeting remote people, and museum news “HILL WIND”.

It is in the exhibition of works that take the most noticeable result of art museum activities. Especially the real price of the museum is questioned by its permanent exhibition. Permanent exhibits at the main building are divided into four periods a year, with the aim of systematically grasping the current flow of art, mainly modern Japanese paintings. In addition, at the exhibition room, we hold a voluntary project exhibition with its own theme, and we are conducting a joint exhibition exhibition from a wider perspective.

Collect and store materials

Centered on Japanese modern Western paintings since the Meiji Period, works that tell the current living movements, overseas works that influenced Japanese writers, and even works of art deeply related to Mie prefecture since modern times We collect over works and combine with books and materials related to art in general so that we can capture the big flow of art from the modern era. Also, collected works are organized and kept in mind for long-term preservation to convey to future generations.

Research / Research

The starting point for all activities at the museum is a wide and deep research on art.

As well as preparing for the planning of the exhibition, we are carrying out survey and research activities with particular themes centered on collections and artists and art materials related to Mie prefecture from peacetime.

In addition to the research as a museum, curators have research themes in their respective specialized fields, which serve as research institutes and furthermore as the basis for the operation of art museums as educational institutions with close ties with society.
The results of these surveys and studies are presented through exhibitions, work catalogs, research theses and others.

In addition to exhibition catalogs, we have original products and art-related goods with motifs from our collections.
If you do not have a museum exhibition ticket, you can also enter the museum shop freely, so please do not hesitate to come visit us.

At the Mie Prefectural Museum of Art, we conduct various activities so that children, children, and their families can enjoy museums and art appreciation.

Please enjoy the stamp rally in the hall while enjoying the work appreciation with your family. (All installation sites can be admitted free of charge for high school students or less.)

At the Mie Prefectural Museum of Art, we prepare a “school program” so that children, students and students can see, feel, think, express and enjoy learning appreciation for art works.

Regarding the “permanent exhibition” that displays the collections and the “exhibition” that introduces various arts in and outside of the country, organizations such as small, medium, high and special support schools in the prefecture undertake educational activities If you use it as a free, you can view it free of charge including the leader.