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TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM

Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 23, 2021
Becoming Isamu Noguchi: The making of a sculptor
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum's exhibition showcases the ways in which Japanese culture influenced Isamu Noguchi's career as an artist who created works to be “lived,” not merely “seen.”
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 7, 2019
Gustav Klimt: Behind all that glitters
Decorative gold surfaces and images of radiant women define the work of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) for many people. The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum's current exhibition, however, highlights lesser-known aspects of the Austrian artist's career, offering more insight into the man behind the works.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 7, 2017
The textural flair of Tiziano Vecellio
Bold in color and expressive in texture, the works of Venetian painters have their own distinctive place within Renaissance art. Taking the lead was Titian (1488/90 -1576), who became official painter to the Venetian Republic, and whose fame spread across the Europe of his day.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 4, 2016
Van Gogh and Gauguin: Reality and Imagination
Oct. 8-Dec. 18
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CULTURE / Art
May 10, 2016
Ito Jakuchu: Quite the rare bird
The best time to see Ito Jakuchu's work was back in 2000 or 2006, when there were two major exhibitions that aimed to re-evaluate the underappreciated 18th-century Kyoto painter.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 20, 2015
Monet's experiments meet his masterpieces
To anyone familiar with art exhibitions in Japan, it is clear that Impressionism is one of the most well-known and most-loved of all the "isms" and movements of Western art. The name of the movement is believed to have come from a 1872 painting by Claude Monet titled "Impression, Sunrise." When it was...
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CULTURE / Art
Apr 25, 2015
History that's been brilliantly objectified
When "A History of the World in 100 Objects" aired its final episode on Oct. 22, 2010, millions of loyal listeners eagerly tuned in.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 19, 2015
Neo-impressionism: color-coded familiarities
The term "neo-impressionism" suggests a sequel to impressionism and, just like with movie sequels, there is a faint lowering of expectations. But this is entirely the wrong way to approach "Neo-Impressionism: from Light to Color" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Nov 27, 2014
'Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2014'
In support of the activities of up-and-coming artists across the country, Tokyo Metropolitan
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 9, 2014
'Arte a Firenze da Botticelli a Bronzino: Verso una "Maniera Moderna" '
Featuring works from the collection of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence's oldest art museum, this exhibition explores Italian Renaissance art of the 15th to 17th century. It is the first time that a large number of artworks from the Uffizi have been brought to Japan, and they will accompanied by other other...
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
Aug 13, 2014
Art from the margins of society
A show of brilliant color combinations, unusual shapes and a creative use of materials, "Art as a Haven of Happiness" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum showcases the work of artists with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Free of any fixed ideas or concepts that often limit the definition of art,...
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CULTURE / Art
Apr 30, 2014
'Best Selection 2014'
Since 2012, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum has been holding annual exhibitions in collaboration with selected arts groups and associates in Japan, in order to revitalize artistic activities by exhibiting fresh work from their favorite artists.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 12, 2014
'Island View: Why Artists Focus on Islands'
More of an observation than a scholarly title, this exhibition, organized by Tokyo Wonder Site gallery with the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, explores a recent trend of young artists choosing "islands" as a topic for their work.
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CULTURE / Art
Jan 22, 2014
'The Masterpieces of Nihonga'
This exhibition of nihonga (Japanese-style painting) is divided into various themes and comprises works from the late 19th century to today, collected from 60 different locations in Japan. Highlights include a display of six designated Important Cultural Properties, one of which depicts the Buddhist...
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CULTURE / Art
Oct 30, 2013
Turner: Steering art toward Impressionism
One of the most impressive paintings at the "Turner from the Tate" exhibition now on at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is "Spithead: Two Captured Danish Ships Entering Portsmouth Harbour" (1808).
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 17, 2013
'The Mediterranean World: The Collections from the Louvre'
In a special exhibition, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is showcasing masterpieces of Mediterranean art from all eight curatorial departments of the Louvre. Some 200 works from the collection of the world-famous museum in Paris will be on display, including items from ancient Greece and Rome, spanning...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 23, 2013
Sometimes it's hard for Leonardo to impress
The reputation of Leonardo da Vinci is like an inverted pyramid — a massive, impressive structure that can draw a vast audience, but stands on an extremely narrow base. Although regarded as one of the "Big Three" artists of the Renaissance — along with Michelangelo and Raphael — the...
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CULTURE / Art
Apr 25, 2013
'Leonardo da Vinci: Biblioteca Pinacoteca Ambrosiana'
Leonardo da Vinci is probably best-known for his "Mona Lisa," but as a painter, artist and engineer, he was also one of the most prominent personalities of the Italian Renaissance.

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