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'Masterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection'

TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 10-Dec. 15

Founded by the British businessman Samuel Courtauld (1876-1947), The Courtauld Gallery in London houses works from the Renaissance to the 20th century and is renowned for its collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

Sixty paintings and sculptures from The Courtauld Gallery have been brought together for this exhibition that celebrates Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) and other masters.

Highlights include “La Loge” (“The Theater Box,” 1874) by Renoir and “A Bar at the Folies-Bergere” (1882), a Manet that is being showcased in Japan for the first time in 20 years.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; 8-36 Ueno Park, 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.tobikan.jp
 
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