Past Exhibitions

《Spring dream》
1954, Oil on canvas

Teruko Yokoi “Beyond What You See“

May 17 - July 23, September 5 - October 9, 2023

This exhibition focuses on her works located "beyond the visible" between figuration and abstraction. By comparing the titles of her works with the paintings, you can think about the world that unfolds in her mind, imagine something from the colors and shapes, or feel the energy of the will feel a little mysterious sensation. We hope you will enjoy viewing the works on the "other side," which will give you a slightly mysterious sensation.


KODOMO ART PROJECT “Exhibition of Flowers and Greenery 2023”

July 26 - September 3, 2023

Please enjoy the competition between the works of Teruko Yokoi and the 1,394 applicants for the "Teruko Yokoi Hinageshi Art Museum 2nd Art Competition".

《Poppies in the Field》
1987, Egg tempera and Metallic paint on paper

Teruko Yokoi “Flamboyant Red, Shimmering White”

October 13, 2022 - May 14, 2023

Teruko Yokoi has painted many works of Poppies, "a flower painter who paints pictures as if they were poems," and she has also painted many flowers of the four seasons in addition to Poppies. Her sensitivity and brushstrokes have harmonized light and color to create vibrant and vivid images of these lovely flowers.
This exhibition focuses on her favorite flowers, "Poppy," "Camellia," "Water lotus," and "Magnolia kobus Magnolia”. Visitors will be able to enjoy the world of Teruko Yokoi's blooming flowers while feeling the texture of both red and white flowers.

1965, Oil paint on canvas

“Nostalgia: Teruko Yokoi's Thoughts on Japan”

May 18 - October 10, 2022

Teruko Yokoi had been based overseas for 67 years until her death at the age of 96. During this time, she sensed "the splendor of Japan that she could see only because she was away from Japan“. This yearning for Japan has motivated her to create new works. In this exhibition, Teruko Yokoi's longing for Japan will be on display in a number of works that she has sublimated into art.

1966, Oil paint on canvas

“Visualization of Expression: From the Atelier of Teruko Yokoi”

October 13, 2021 - May 15, 2022

Teruko Yokoi's works are painted with a variety of color and painting materials. This exhibition focuses on her "diversity of expression" and traces her "trajectory of expression" through the use of color and painting materials.
Along with her works, the exhibition also included art materials and tools from her studios in Switzerland and Japan. We hope that visitors will enjoy viewing her works while imagining how she painted them.

《Morning Blue》
1957, Oil on canvas

Teruko Yokoi “Listen to a Painting”

May 19 - October 10, 2021

Many of Teruko Yokoi's works seem as if "sound" can be heard through the rich colors she creates. From paintings of nature, one can hear the swaying of flowers and the sound of the wind, and from paintings of the surface of lakes, one can hear the silence. The echoes of colors and shapes in the paintings also give the viewer a sense of harmony and rhythm, similar to that of music.
In this exhibition, we would like to listen to various works in which we can feel "tone" and "rhythm" from the paintings. We hope you will enjoy a different kind of appreciation of paintings.

《Evening Twilight》
2006, Egg tempera on paper

Teruko Yokoi “Drawing Material & Technique Series Ⅰ The World of Egg Tempera 1”

August 26, 2020 - May 16, 2021

Teruko Yokoi's works are painted using a variety of materials and techniques. This exhibition is part of the "Materials and Techniques Series," an eight-part series that focuses on works painted using the titled materials and techniques, and offers an opportunity to learn about the unique appeal of these materials and techniques.
The first exhibition in the series will focus on "egg tempera," Teruko Yokoi's main painting medium. We hope you will enjoy the egg tempera works of her, who paints flowers, plants, and trees with bold colors and expresses the vacillation of life.

《Herbsttag, autumn day》 1956, Oil on canvas Teruko Yokoi
「而今」Live this moment to the fullest. (Dogen's Zen terminology) Suishū Tomoko Klopfenstein

Teruko Yokoi Hinageshi Art Museum 15th Anniversary “Teruko Yokoi & Suishū Tomoko Klopfenstein-Arii Two-Person Exhibition”

November 10, 2019 - August 23, 2020

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Teruko Yokoi Hinageshi Art Museum and Teruko Yokoi's 95th birthday, we are pleased to present a two-person exhibition with Suishū Tomoko Klopfenstein. Although Teruko Yokoi is a painter and Suishū Tomoko Klopfenstein is a calligrapher and ink painter, the two artists are friends through their artistic activities and mutual understanding. Please enjoy the poetic harmony of Teruko Yokoi's world of rich colors and Suishū Tomoko Klopfenstein's world of black and white.

One of four in series painting 1994 Egg tempera and metallic paint on paper

Teruko Yokoi Hinageshi Art Museum 15th Anniversary “Teruko Yokoi Exhibition of Masterpieces”

May 15 - November 6, 2019

Teruko Yokoi began painting at the age of six and continues to do so in Bern, Switzerland, where she will celebrate her 95th birthday this year. In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the Yokoi Teruko Hinageshi Art Museum, this exhibition looks back on 90 years of Yokoi Teruko's career, and introduces approximately 60 selected works, including representative works, works displayed at exhibitions, and works on view for the first time.

1950, Oil on canvas


October 17, 2018 - May 12, 2019

Teruko Yokoi was born in Nagoya in 1924 and soon moved to Tsushima with her family. At the suggestion of her mother, she began painting at the age of six, and after moving to Tokyo in 1949, she studied under Takanori Kinoshita, who was introduced to her by Ikuma Arishima. While concentrating on impressionist-style landscapes and portraits, she decided to move to the U.S. in 1953 in search of further expression. This exhibition traces the roots of her art through works painted between the ages of 14 and 28, as well as works that show the influence of calligraphy and literature she was exposed to as a child.

1962/63 Gouache on paper

“Switzerland Bern”

May 16 - October 14, 2018

In 1962, Teruko Yokoi moved to Switzerland, where she would base her creative activities and life. The landscapes she painted and the nature she loved in Switzerland evoke her Japanese sensibilities, the four seasons, and her emotions. This exhibition introduces Ms. Yokoi's art, which flourished in Switzerland, by combining the Japanese spirit through her works from the middle to the end of her life.

1960, Gouache on paper

“France Paris”

October 18 ,2017 - May 13, 2018

Teruko Yokoi stayed in Paris from 1960 to 1961 with the painter Sam Francis and her young daughter. In Paris, where she lived and worked, Ms. Yokoi deepened her relationship with the then emerging "informel" painters and further developed her own style of expression. This exhibition introduces 52 works, including 16 works on view for the first time.

1957/58, Gouache, Bamboo pen and Ink on paper

“San Francisco/New York”

May 17 - October 15, 2017

The San Francisco period (1953-1955) was Teruko Yokoi's first overseas base of creative activity and where she learned a great deal. The New York period (1955-1959) was a time when a new style of abstract expressionism was born and the art world was at its height, and she was influenced by various influences and directed her style of painting. In this exhibition, we will introduce works painted in two American cities that are important to the story of her paintings. This exhibition provides an overview not only of her painting career, but also of the overall trends and movements in the American art world, including changes in expression and trends over time.

《Autumn Hamlet》
1980, Oil on canvas


October 19, 2016 - May 14, 2017

In addition to flowers such as poppies and water lilies, which are representative motifs of her paintings, Teruko Yokoi also likes to repeatedly depict trees in autumn and winter. This exhibition introduces a total of 56 paintings, including 10 works on view for the first time, focusing on trees, forests, and landscapes such as mountains and trees. We hope you will enjoy her expression of nature and the changing seasons, as well as the depth and breadth of her paintings.

《Water lily》
One of three in series painting 1994 Egg tempera and Metallic paint on paper


May 18 - October 16, 2016

In the works of color painter Teruko Yokoi, blue and green are said to be the second most symbolic colors after red. This exhibition focuses on the colors blue and green, which are historically and culturally important to the Japanese people, and features 52 works, 11 of which are on view for the first time. We hope you will enjoy the variety of her works, from deep and beautiful blues to bright and fresh greens.