Special Exhibition: Jun Sugimura – The Legend of the Presence and Absence of Objects


“Boshun” (Late Spring) 1976 F80 Property of the City of Sendai


Special Exhibition:
Jun Sugimura – The Legend of the Presence and Absence of Objects
“Rhythm of the Stillness”

Date: Saturday November 21st, 2020 through Sunday January 17th, 2021
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Closed on Mondays (except for January 11th), on January 12th and during the New Year holidays of December 28th to January 4th)

Admission (permanent collection + special exhibition):

For individuals
Adults: 500 yen
University and high school students: 400 yen
Museum members, Junior high school students and under: free
Please note that for visitors with special needs and one accompanied person, they can receive a 50% discount for admission. Please let us know upon your visit.

For groups of 20 or more
Adults: 400 yen
University and high school students: 320 yen
Junior high school students and under: free

Jun Sugimura was known as the “still life painter” for his unique work, in which he gathered together everyday objects of various shapes, textures, sizes, and colors to create his vivid and strong impressionistic paintings.
Made possible with the generous support from the City of Sendai and the Museum of Kamei Collection, we exhibit a selection of sketches and oil paintings based on the theme of “stillness”.
This collection demonstrates the ingenuity and diligence of Sugimura, mainly from the 1960s to the 1980s, during a period which he was at the prime of his career, and at a turning point in his pursuit of color, rather than composition. His work, which include his daily sketches of pomegranates, show his passion for creating art and his experimental, trial-and-error approach to composition.
The pomegranate – or Zakuro in Japanese – is a subject in his works he continued to draw throughout his career, and it is evident that he poured out his energy illustrating them as if it were a part of his daily routine despite his busy schedule.
Combined together with works from our permanent exhibition, we hope that this exhibition can invite you to step into the creative world of Jun Sugimura.

Sketch (Pomegranates) 1973 Property of the Museum of Kamei Collection


Jun Sugimura (Oil painter 1907-2001)
Visitors to Shiogama’s Sugimura Jun Museum of Art step into the world of oil painter Jun Sugimura, whose meticulous eye for detail won him great respect as a still life artist. Sugimura settled in Shiogama shortly after WWII and produced a large body of work. His connection to the port town is reflected in his paintings, which depict freshly caught fish and other maritime motifs. The gallery’s permanent collection presents a variety of still lives as well as “Portrait of the Woman,” for which he was recognized at the inaugural Kahoku Art Exhibition (formerly the Tohoku Art Exhibition). Come experience the timeless beauty of Sugimura’s style, which lends weight and dignity to everyday objects.


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