Featuring works from the collection of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence’s oldest art museum, this exhibition explores Italian Renaissance art of the 15th to 17th century. It is the first time that a large number of artworks from the Uffizi have been brought to Japan, and they will accompanied by other other pieces from Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia, Galleria Palatina and Galleria dello Spedale degli Innocenti.
Main highlights are the Early Renaissance paintings of Sandro Botticelli, including “Pallas and the Centaur” (c. 1482); Oct. 11-Dec. 14.
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; 8-36 Ueno Koen Taito-ku, Tokyo. Ueno Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.) ¥1,600. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600; www.uffizi2014.com