As the largest museum in the world, the Louvre houses some of the greatest masterpieces — Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” and the ancient Greek statue “Venus de Milo” to name a couple. This show focuses on chalcographic works, such as lithographic prints, from the museum’s extensive yet less well-known Chalcographie Section.

Around 130 rare pieces have been selected from the museum’s 13,000 prints, which include some that go as far back as Louis XIV’s reign of France (1638-1715). This special exhibition is being held exclusively in Japan as an introduction to some of the less-familiar facets of the Louvre; Nov. 15-Jan. 18.

Urawa Art Museum; 3F Urawa Century City, 2-5-1 Naka-cho, Urawa-ku, Saitama. Urawa Stn. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat., Sun. till 8 p.m.). ¥610. Closed Mon. 048-827-3215; www.uam.urawa.saitama.jp

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