Art / Openings Outside Tokyo

OUTSIDE TOKYO

'La Chalcographie du Musee du Louvre'

URAWA ART MUSEUM

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

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