Art / Openings In Tokyo


'The Mediterranean World: The Collections from the Louvre'


by Natasha Vik

Staff Writer

In a special exhibition, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is showcasing masterpieces of Mediterranean art from all eight curatorial departments of the Louvre. Some 200 works from the collection of the world-famous museum in Paris will be on display, including items from ancient Greece and Rome, spanning the millennium up until the 19th century.

Among the centerpieces is the statue “Artemis, called Diana of Gabies,” which is being shown in Japan for the first time. The exhibition traces relations between the West and East, and their influence on Mediterranean culture and arts; July 20-Sept. 23.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; 03-5777-8600; 8-36 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo; Ueno Station, JR Yamanote Line. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., (Fri. till 9 p.m.) ¥1,500. Closed Mon. (except Sept. 16, 23), Sept. 17.