June 21-Sept. 19
The Tokyo National Museum is taking visitors on a journey to ancient Greece to look back at one of the world’s greatest classical civilizations. With exhibits that date from the Neolithic Period (5,000 years ago) to the post-Alexander Hellenistic Period (323-31 B.C.), this exhibition is separated into eight different eras with each section showcasing representative art pieces from distinctive eras.
More than 300 works, including statues of the King of Macedonia, Alexander the Great and the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, have been brought to the museum for this large-scale show that covers the Aegean Islands, Athens, Sparta and Macedonia. The show also includes fresco paintings and metal items.
Tokyo National Museum; 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Ueno Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m., Sat., Sun., holidays till 6 p.m.). ¥1,600. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600; www.tnm.jp
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