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Exhibitions and Events

Art Tunes! Presents: Becoming Art at the Kyushu National Museum

Period August 6, 2019 (Tue) -  October 14, 2019 (Mon)
Place Kyushu National Museum
Hours 9:30 - 17:00, Fridays and Saturdays until 20:00(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed August 19, 26, September 2, 9, 17, 24, 30, October 7
Admission Adults: 430 (220) yen, University students: 130 (70) yen
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance and group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each.
* High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and persons under 18 and over 70: Free
Access 10 minutes' walk from Nishitetsu Dazaifu Station
Organizers Kyushu National Museum, Fukuoka Prefecture, National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties, NHK Fukuoka
With the Assistance of Tokyo National Museum

Kyushu National Museum will hold the Art Tunes! Presents: Becoming Art at the Kyushu National Museum, to coincide with summer vacation.
This exhibit is like a museum where you can become part of the art! This is a special art museum for people who have fallen in love with art by watching the NHK show Art Tunes! and also for those who want to enjoy art even more. It’s open this summer at the Kyushu National Museum.
 The key to enjoying your time here is, of course, “becoming the art.” By imagining you’re the character in an art work, or the artist who created it, you can make art even more fun. Here, through reproductions and videos, you can “become” five art works that have been featured on Art Tunes!  


Art Tunes! What is it?

Art Tunes! is a show on NHK Educational TV that introduces art from around the world in an easy-to-understand way through original songs and animations.

 alt=(c)Inoue Ryo・NHK 2019

Highlights of the Exhibition

A Beauty, Whether or Not She’s Looking Back

Is she looking back because someone called out to her?
Or is it because of something she passed by?
Imagine the people around her, or come up with a backstory and imitate her pose!

Lady Drill  (c)Inoue Ryo・NHK 2019

Venue image: Tokyo Natioanl Museum, 2018

Reiko, the Performer of Faces

This young girl, Reiko, has a mysterious and unforgettable expression.
What could she be thinking about? Use your imagination to get inside her head.

Reiko, the Dream Perfumer   (c)Inoue Ryo・NHK 2019

Venue image: Tokyo Natioanl Museum, 2018

Experience the Whoosh and Crash of Hokusai!

The wave looms even taller than Mount Fuji.
Imagine that you’re in the picture, rowing out to sea, and experience the power of the wave.

Big Wave Lover  (c)Inoue Ryo・NHK 2019

Venue image: Tokyo Natioanl Museum, 2018