Dec. 19-March 21

In this collaboration with the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien in Austria, 70 works have been selected to illustrate the progression of landscape painting from merely being the backdrop to other subjects to becoming a genre in its own right.

The collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien originated with works belonging to the House of Habsburg, one of the most prominent royal houses of Europe. Many of the pieces on loan from the museum are by representative artists of various art movements, and they include those by Canaletto (1697-1768), Joachim Patinir (1480-1524) and Titian (c. 1488-1576).

Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art; 53-2 Yada, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka. Kusanagi Stn. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ¥1,200. Closed Mon. 054-263-5755;