東京都美術館× 東京藝術大学 「とびらプロジェクト」

Tobi-Labo & Various Programs

1. Tobi-Labo

“Tobi-Labo” is a set of meetings that Tobira organize on their own initiative. They gather, consider and transmit new projects during Tobi-Labo. People from different backgrounds working together nurtures unique activities that widen the possibility of communication through art. Tobi-Labo also serves as a place to have relaxing but enriching communication between Tobira, which results in providing a new sense of value to the museum.

Participatory Programs:
Tobira plan and coordinate programs for museum visitors.

Communication Programs:
Tobira disperse information on Tobira Project and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

Programs for Tobira:
Lectures for the acquisition of specialized knowledge, and events to encourage open channels between Tobira.

Ongoing programs (2015 season)

Aluminum Can Badge Project

Aluminum Can Badge Project

A workshop to create aluminum can badges inspired by museum exhibitions.

Go with the Tobira Board!

Go with the Tobira Board!

This workshop allows children to draw on magnetic drawing boards within the exhibition rooms. Their drawings are then imprinted on take-home, colorable postcards.

Twilight Architecture  [Tobikan Yakan Kaikan] Tour

Twilight Architecture [Tobikan Yakan Kaikan] Tour

Tobira serve as guides by introducing the charms of the museum lit up in the evening, and visitors enjoy extended opening hours at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

Fun-to-Look Meeting

Fun-to-Look Meeting

Tobira invite visitors to join in on a dialogue focused upon art appreciation.

Stopping by the Museum

Stopping by the Museum

Visitors can “drop by” on their way home to enjoy exhibitions through dialogue on a weekend night.

Museum Quest

Museum Quest

Participants walk around the museum solving riddles and discovering the unique charms of the museum architecture and sculpture garden.

Tour with Buggies

Tour with Buggies

Tobira provide full support for families with small children so that they may visit and enjoy the museum.

Graduation Works Exhibition

Graduation Works Exhibition

Tobira assist with the graduation show by Tokyo University of the Arts, which takes place every January.

Strolling Through the Graduation Works Exhibition

Strolling Through the Graduation Works Exhibition

A tour that encourages participants to take a relaxing stroll through the graduation show by Tokyo University of the Arts.

Let’s Make Business Cards

Let’s Make Business Cards

Tobira mint their own personal business cards for use while conducting activities as art communicators.

Mikoshi Reporters

Mikoshi Reporters

Tobira cover the process of making Mikoshi (portable shrines), which students at Tokyo University of the Arts create for use during their arts festival.

Interviews with Art Students

Interviews with Art Students

Tobira visit art students’ atelier in order to interview them as they work on their graduation pieces. Tobira capture real voices of young artists and the backstage happenings of their creative processes.

Curators' Café

Curators’ Café

Tobira join museum curators for tea to learn about the curators’ areas of expertise and daily routines.

Past programs (2012-14 season)

knock-knock

knock-knock

A program co-organized with a foster home; intended to invite foster children to connect with museums.

Tobikan Tour for the Visually Handicapped

Tobikan Tour for the Visually Handicapped

A tour designed to highlight the architectural charms of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum for individuals with visual disabilities by allowing them to walk through, touch, and tactilely experience the museum.

Tobikan Art Night

Tobikan Art Night

Visitors can “drop by” on their way home to enjoy exhibitions through dialogue on a weekend night.

O-mo-te-na-shi Project

O-mo-te-na-shi Project

Visitors are welcomed into the museum during the evening opening hours with lanterns and warm greetings.

Picture Story Show Project

Picture Story Show Project

Tobira created their own picture stories based upon exhibitions at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and then presented them for the entertainment of visitors.

Flyer Fan

Flyer Fan

Paper fans made from outdated flyers were provided to visitors waiting in line during the heat of the summer.

Talk x Talk

Talk x Talk

An art appreciation program designed for individuals with visual disabilities to enjoy exhibitions together.

People at Tobi

People at Tobi

Interviews were conducted by Tobira with employees throughout the museum, from the restaurants to the library.

Tobikan Baton

Tobikan Baton

Participants recorded their impressions of an exhibition on a bookmark and pass it along to other museum guests.

Polar Bear Parade!

Polar Bear Parade!

After viewing “Polar Bear,” a work by Francois Pompon in the Earth, Sea and Sky: Nature in Western Art; Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, participants created their own polar bears from paper-mache.

Tobira Band

Tobira Band

A band formed by music lovers within Tobira. Their hit piece is “The Metropolitan Museum.”

The “You too can be a Girl with a Pearl Earring“ Project

The “You too can be a Girl with a Pearl Earring“ Project

A picture frame and costume placed so that visitors may pose as Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”

“Vermeer Calisthenics,” Volume 1

“Vermeer Calisthenics,” Volume 1

A program of physical exercises inspired by Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” Visitors enjoyed appreciating the work while moving their bodies during the exhibition.

Map & Manual

Map & Manual

An original map that contains all the information deemed useful for Tobira and staff working within the museum. Tobira compiled this “manual map” through meticulous research and dispersed in the museum.

Lunch at Tobi

Lunch at Tobi

Reports made on a variety of lunches provided at restaurants in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and cafeterias in Tokyo University of the Arts.

Atelier Tour at Tokyo University of the Arts

Atelier Tour at Tokyo University of the Arts

Tour that allowed Tobira to become accustomed with the various departments of and studies housed at Tokyo University of the Arts. Students introduced their departments and ateliers.

A talk with Yu Sato

A talk with Yu Sato

Workshop led by artist Yu Sato.

Report on Museum Accessibility

Report on Museum Accessibility

Tobira researched the infrastructure and facilities of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum after its reopening from a user’s point of view.

The Wall Project

The Wall Project

Tobira converted the walls of their meeting room into bulletin boards in order to enhance their internal communications.

2. Various Programs

Ongoing programs (2015 season)

Tobira Forum

Tobira Forum

Annual forum in which Tobira and staff discuss ongoing projects with members of the general public who are interested in applying to become Tobira. Café made available for open discussion.

Open Lectures

Open Lectures

Public lectures provided by guest speakers on a variety of societal issues selected by Tobira Project. Organized annually to encourage discussion amongst the general public.

Tobira Station

All Tobira gather together once every two months. This meeting serves as an opportunity for Tobira to discuss their project plans and experiences.

Past programs (2012-14 season)

School Monday

Special Monday (School Program)

Programs conducted at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum collaboratively with schools. Tobira accompany school children through exhibitions to appreciate works of art. School teachers and curators co-design the day’s curriculum.

A Coloring Book by Art Detectives

A Coloring Book by Art Detectives

Workshop designed to create a unique coloring book after visiting the Best Selections from Select Art Groups exhibition.

Geidai Baton

Geidai Baton

A series of interviews conducted with students at Tokyo University of the Arts that focus on their lives at school and creative activities.

Happy New Year! Tobira Project

Happy New Year! Tobira Project

A social program that encouraged the appreciation of high quality byōbu (folding screens) replicas in an exhibition on calligraphy held during the New Year Holiday.

Art Connectors

Art Connectors

Art Connectors are titles that Tobira created for participants of the ceremony to commemorate the reopening of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

Tsuzuri Project

Tsuzuri Project

A project co-organized by Kyoto Culture Association and Cannon Co., in which works of art were digitally scanned and replicated into high-quality prints for distribution at the museum. Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum received two pieces and utilized it in the Tobira Project.

Tobira Trips

Tobira Trips

Tobira and staff visited other museums to introduce their projects and share their experiences.

Art Communication Archive Study Group

Art Communication Archive Study Group

Study group that considered the possibility of art communication through archival materials from prior lectures on molding conducted at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

Workshop by Oriza Hirata

Workshop by Oriza Hirata

A performing arts workshop led by Oriza Hirata, renowned theater director and playwright.

Workshop by Katsuhito Oyobe

Workshop by Katsuhito Oyobe

Katsuhito Oyobe discussed the “Molding Workshop” that was once conducted within the museum.