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History of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
25 June 1992 Mayor of Fukuoka declared the intention to construct a museum of modern Asian Art.
19 July 1993 1st Asian Art Museum Preparatory Committee Meeting
(Mayor of Fukuoka consulted the committee on the primary functions, location, facility, management and collection/acquisition.)
(The committee members consisted of 12 people namely intellectuals, officials from related organisations, local business circles and government.)
8 February 1995 Advisory Report by the Preparatory Committee was submitted to the Mayor.
13 March 1995 The Experts’ Committee on the Construction of the Asian Art Gallery was found.
17 January 1996 Construction begins on the Hakata Riverain complex
26 February 1996 Meeting of the Citizens’ Committee on the Asian Art Gallery
23 July 1997 First meeting of the Executive Committee of the 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale
17 February 1998 Announcement of the official name, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (selected from 4079 entries submitted by 2775 people)
1 March 1999 Hakata Riverain completion ceremony
6 March 1999 Opening of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
The Commemorative Exhibition of the Inauguration of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
The 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 1999 (The 5th Asian Art Show, Fukuoka) (until 6 June)
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History of the Asian Art Shows
The exhibitions on Asian modern and contemporary art held in the Fukuoka Art Museum, the parent museum of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.
1979 (The Commemorative Exhibition of the Inauguration of the Fukuoka Art Museum Asian Artists Exhibition Part I)
MODERN ASIAN ART - INDIA, CHINA & JAPAN (3 Nov - 2 Dec)
1980
(The Commemorative Exhibition of the 1st Anniversary of the Fukuoka Art Museum Asian Artists Exhibition Part II)
CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART SHOW 1980 (1 Nov - 30 Nov)

*The 1st Asian Art Show is the title of the both two exhibitions
[PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES (13 countries): Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Japan]
Symposium: “What must be done for the future of Asian tradition and art which have been changed under the influence of Western art?”
1983 Korean Contemporary Art: An Aspect in the Latter Half of the 1970's (8 Dec - 27 Dec)
1984
2nd ASIAN ART SHOW, FUKUOKA (2 Nov - 1 Dec)
[PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES (13 countries): Bangladesh, Burma (present Myanmar), China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Japan]
Special Section: Art of Bali/ Asia Festival/ Symposium: “Contemporary Asian Art - Its future perspective”
1985 Zao Wouki Exhibition (6 Oct - 21 Oct)
1986 Sent the 2nd Asian Art Show, Fukuoka, to each prefecture in Kyushu (2 Apr - 29 Jun)
Sent the 2nd Asian Art Show, Fukuoka, to National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea (26 Aug - 25 Dec)
1988 Asian Artist Today Fukuoka Annual 1 Roberto Feleo (26 Jan - 13 Mar) [Philippines]
Asian Artist Today Fukuoka Annual 2 He Duo-Ling (27 Sep - 13 Nov) [China]
1989 Nam Jun Paik The Familiy of Robot: Tours around Japan (27 Jun - 16 Jul) [Korea]
(10th Anniversary of the Fukuoka Art Museum)
3rd ASIAN ART SHOW, FUKUOKA -- Symbolic Visions in Contemporary Asian Life
(6 Jul - 13 Aug)
[PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES (15 countries): Bangladesh, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Japan]
Asia Festival/ Prints Workshop
Sent the 3rd Asian Art Show, Fukuoka (7 Sep - 3 Oct to National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea/ 3 Nov - 25 Dec Yokohama Museum of Art)
1990 Asian Artist Today Fukuoka Annual III Thawan Duchanee(6 Feb - 25 Mar) [Thailand]
Narrative Visions in Contemporary ASEAN Art (from the collection of the Fukuoka Art Museum)
(12 Feb - 26 Feb Japan Foundation ASEAN Culture Center Gallery)
[Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singaore, Thailand]

Tradition, the Source of Inspiration (2 May - 17 Jun) [Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand]

Asian Artist Today Fukuoka Annual IV Tan Chinkuan (11 Dec -11 Feb, 1991) [Malaysia]
1991 Contemporary Paintings and Prints from China(2 Apr - 21 Apr)
Asian Artist Today Fukuoka Annual V Tang Dawu (10 Sep - 10 Nov)[Singapore]
Contemporary Asian Art Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of the Fukuoka Art Museum (17 Sep - 6 Oct at Naha Civic Gallery)
1992 New Art from Southeast Asia (29 Sep - 18 Oct)
1993 Asian Artist Today Fukuoka Annual VI Rasheed Araeen (2 Feb - 28 Mar)[Pakistan]
1994 Asian Artist Today Fukuoka Annual VII Durva Mistry (8 Feb - 27 Mar) [India]
Nam Jun Paik Exhibition (30 Aug - 23 Oct) [Korea]
(15th Anniversary of the Fukuoka Art Museum)
4th ASIAN ART SHOW, FUKUOKA ― Realism as an Attitude
(10 Sep - 16 Oct)
[PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES (18 countries): Bangladesh, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan]
Special Section: Rickshaw Painting Traffic Art in Bangladesh/ Workshop
1995 Sent ‘4th ASIAN ART SHOW’ (1 Jan - 12 Feb Hakone Open-Air Museum, 17 Feb - 21 Mar Akita-ken Sogo-Seikatsu-Bunka-Kaikan 5 Apr - 14 May Setagaya Art Museum)
Asian Artist Today Fukuoka Annual VIII Mokoh (14 Mar - 23 Apr)[Indonesia]
Asian Artist Today Fukuoka Annual IX Kim Young-Jin (5 Sep - 5 Nov) [Korea]
Images of Power: Balinese Paintings Made for Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead (5 Dec - 21 Jan 1996) [Indonesia]
1996 Contemporary Paintings and Prints from China (31 Aug - 23 Sep)
Asia Art Forum (For the opening of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
Talk Session “Asian Art - Forms of Dream in Daily Life” (7 Sep) Workshop “Family Programme: Let’s Paint Indian Painting.” (31 Aug, 1,2 Sep)
(Commemorative exhibition for the Groundbreaking of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
Asia Collection From Myth to Reality 1977-1995 (28 Sep - 20 Oct)
1997 Asian Artist Today Fukuoka Annual X Hanh Thi Pham (4 Feb - 30 Mar) [Vietnam/ America]
Birth of Modern Art in Southeast Asia (9 May - 8 Jun) [Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam]
Sent ‘Birth of Modern Art in Southeast Asia’ (17 Jun - 13 Jul Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 19 Jul - 31 Aug Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, 6 Sep - 12 Oct Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum)
Asian Art Forum (Towards the opening of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
One Thousand Bamboo Orchestra (24 Aug) [Philippines]
1999 6 March Grand Opening of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
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