In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Nara Prefectural Museum of Art is hosting a show of masterpieces by artists Shoen Uemura, Kenkichi Tomimoto, Ikko Tanaka and more. The exhibition reflects its theme of "The World of Beauty" through around 120 works that trace 100 years of art history, covering Japanese and Western art, prints, sculpture, design and crafts.

On Saturdays, visitors can also enjoy a museum talk held next to the gallery, and on March 2, a musical trio will be giving performances; Jan. 25-March 9.

Nara Prefectural Museum of Art; 10-6 Noborioji-cho, Nara. Nara Stn. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥400. Closed Mon. 0742-23-3968;