September 1 through December 15
Autumn comes quickly to the highlands of Shigaraki. As the summer heat li fts and calmness settles on the mountains, the Miho Museum's galleries take on the air of autumn. While leaving intact the display of last autumn's South Wing exhibition, new works that have never been seen in the museum will be gradually added and by the time the First Anniversary Exhibition opens on November 3, an even greater abundance of artistic beauty will be on display (for details, see p4, 5). In the North Wing, in addition to the Japanese collection, an exhibition space for Korean art is scheduled to stand from November 3 alongside those of the other magnificent civilizations, Ancient Egypt, West Asia, Greece /Rome, South Asia, and China (for details, see p.6, 7). Is it better to follow a path through the exhibition galleries that leads from the western civilizations to the eastern or from eastern to western? Either way, the unfolding story of civilization that you find will be deep and wide. The creative powers of the human race are boundless and energetic.
During our autumn season, the museum is open until 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Enjoy a night at the Miho Museum. You will never forget the brightness of the moon as seen from the Shigaraki Mountains.
The north wing will be closed between October 20 and November 1.
Bronze,Gold and Silver Tortoise Han period,206BC-220AD Length: 11.3cm
The First Anniversary Exhibition
November 3 through December 15
The first opening exhibition, which was held last November, was so success fully received that it will have an encore. In addition to the Emmaten painting, an Important Cultural Asset that will only be shown between November 3 and 8, a number of other notable treasures from the Miho Museum collection will be on display. On November 2, a pre-opening festival will be held. Our guests will be treated to the French court music of the Ensemble Philidor.
A year after our memorable grand opening, each member of our staff has exp ressed his or her joy at the positive reception the museum has received both within Japan and internationally. We appreciate your warm support for the museum and hope that you will continue to visit us far into the future.
Saturday, September 5 at 14:00
Kuyo-ten Angel of the Miho Museum
Sunday, October 4 at 14:00
Newly Discovered Silver from Tibet's earliest Historical Period/ A
Silver-gilt Plate in the MIHO MUSEUM
Dr. Martha L. Carter
"Statue of Queen ArsinoeUin the Miho Museum" (tentative title)
Dr. Arielle P .Kozloff
Authentication of ancient works of art (tentative title)
Dr. Pieter Meyers
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Miho Museum Collection
will exhibit in Europe
The Kunsthistorisches museum in Vienna,
June - October, 1999
The National Lieden Museum for Antiquities,
Leiden, The Netherlands
December 1999 - March, 2000
The Kunsthistorisches museum in Vienna, one of the most eminent museums in the world, houses the collections of successive Hapsburg monarchs who ruled Spain and the Netherlands, and controlled much of Europe during their 640 year dynasty. It took twenty years to construct the museum complex, which was first opened in 1891.
The collection is a distinctive combination of sculptures and industrial a rts, some of which date back to the Middle Ages, antique musical instruments, and ancient art from Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
King Willem I established the Netherlands's National Museum of Antiquities in the university town of Leiden in 1818. The museum houses a collection of over 23,000 works of art from Egypt, West Asia, Greece, and Rome. At present, the museum is being refurbished and the Miho Museum collection has been chosen to celebrate the reopening of the facility. These two exhibitions will mark the first showings of the Miho Museum's collection in Europe.
The Kunsthistorisches museum in Vienna
Schedule 1999 December 16, 1998 through March 15, 1998 The Miho Museum will be closed. the road around the museum may be frozen in winter. Spring Season March 16 through June 10
Summer Season July 21 through August 15
Autumn Season September 1 through December 15