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


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



Original in Japanese: https://sugimurajun.shiomo.jp/archives/9274


Information Date: Saturday November 19th, 2022 through Sunday January 15th, 2023
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00
(last admission 16:30)
Closed on Mondays
(except for January 9th), on January 10th 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 member discount: 300 yen
Junior high school students and under: free
Discount for museum members and people with special needs.
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


After settling in Shiogama City around 1955, Jun Sugimura 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, the Museum of Kamei Collection, and the Shiogama City Senior High School of Miyagi Prefecture, we exhibit a special collection of sketches and oil paintings by Jun Sugimura. This exhibition, titled “Rhythm of the Seasons,” features the careful, precise, and detailed sketches that formed the foundation of his masterpieces. It is filled with seasonal subjects such as sunflowers, pomegranates, akebi (Japanese chocolate vine), fallen leaves, and landscapes featuring autumn foliage. In addition, this exhibition also features some of his small-scale oil paintings that bring equal impact to his large-scale works. These small works consist of both still life and landscape works that are 28.7×35.8in in size. We hope you enjoy the contrast between the light and playful sketches with his bold and dignified oil paintings.  
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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