Special Exhibition

JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan

Under the theme of “Jomon Beauty,” this exhibition presents outstanding works of art created in diverse regions of the Japanese archipelago from the beginning to the end of the Jomon period, shedding light on the techniques with which these works were created and the spirit imbued in them. Visitors are invited to witness this magnificent “surge of beauty,” which lasted approximately 10,000 years.

Special Exhibition

Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art

This exhibition seeks to highlight the meaning of Japanese art and the aesthetic values it embodies. It also proposes new ways of enjoying the beauty of Japanese art before the modern era – which was created within a society very different from that of the West – by contrasting it with the achievements of the French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), who challenged the values of Western art much later.

Special Exhibition

The Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei

This exhibition will feature masterpieces of Kamakura-period sculpture such as the principle object of worship at Daiho’onji, the Buddha Sakyamuni—an image that is normally hidden from view—by Gyokai, a disciple of the renowned sculptor Kaikei; the 18 Disciples of Sakyamuni by Kaikei; and the Six Manifestations of Avalokitesvara by Higo Jokei.

Thematic Exhibition

New Acquisitions to the Museum in Fiscal Year 2017

Every year the Tokyo National Museum acquires new works of art and other cultural properties. Last year was no exception as many objects were acquired through purchases and donations from our benefactors, with each one possessing unique value in its capacity to illustrate the culture of Japan or another country or region.

Thematic Exhibition

The 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration; The Meiji Era in Calligraphy and Painting

This thematic exhibition, the primary scope of which is the early Meiji era, explores different aspects of this turning point in Japanese history by observing nature, people, cities, and historical events as they were depicted in modern works of calligraphy and painting now in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum.

Family Gallery

TNM and Art Tunes! Present: Becoming Japanese Art

Tokyo National Museum will hold the family-oriented program, TNM and Art Tunes! Present: Becoming Japanese Art, to coincide with summer vacation.

Special Exhibition

JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan

Special Exhibition

Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art

Special Exhibition

The Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei

Thematic Exhibition

New Acquisitions to the Museum in Fiscal Year 2017

Thematic Exhibition

The 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration; The Meiji Era in Calligraphy and Painting

Family Gallery

TNM and Art Tunes! Present: Becoming Japanese Art

Special Exhibition
JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan

JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries July 3, 2018 (Tue)-September 2, 2018 (Sun)

Under the theme of “Jomon Beauty,” this exhibition presents outstanding works of art created in diverse regions of the Japanese archipelago from the beginning to the end of the Jomon period, shedding light on the techniques with which these works were created and the spirit imbued in them. Visitors are invited to witness this magnificent “surge of beauty,” which lasted approximately 10,000 years.

Special Exhibition
Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art

UpcomingMarcel Duchamp and Japanese Art

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Gallery 1 & 2 October 2, 2018 (Tue)-December 9, 2018 (Sun)

This exhibition seeks to highlight the meaning of Japanese art and the aesthetic values it embodies. It also proposes new ways of enjoying the beauty of Japanese art before the modern era – which was created within a society very different from that of the West – by contrasting it with the achievements of the French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), who challenged the values of Western art much later.

Special Exhibition
The Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei

UpcomingThe Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Gallery 3 & 4 October 2, 2018 (Tue)-December 9, 2018 (Sun)

This exhibition will feature masterpieces of Kamakura-period sculpture such as the principle object of worship at Daiho’onji, the Buddha Sakyamuni—an image that is normally hidden from view—by Gyokai, a disciple of the renowned sculptor Kaikei; the 18 Disciples of Sakyamuni by Kaikei; and the Six Manifestations of Avalokitesvara by Higo Jokei.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
New Acquisitions to the Museum in Fiscal Year 2017

New Acquisitions to the Museum in Fiscal Year 2017

Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room June 19, 2018 (Tue)-July 29, 2018 (Sun)

Every year the Tokyo National Museum acquires new works of art and other cultural properties. Last year was no exception as many objects were acquired through purchases and donations from our benefactors, with each one possessing unique value in its capacity to illustrate the culture of Japan or another country or region.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
The 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration; The Meiji Era in Calligraphy and Painting

The 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration; The Meiji Era in Calligraphy and Painting

Room T1 & T2, Honkan July 10, 2018 (Tue)-September 2, 2018 (Sun)

This thematic exhibition, the primary scope of which is the early Meiji era, explores different aspects of this turning point in Japanese history by observing nature, people, cities, and historical events as they were depicted in modern works of calligraphy and painting now in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum.

Family Gallery
Family Gallery
TNM and Art Tunes! Present: Becoming Japanese Art

UpcomingTNM and Art Tunes! Present: Becoming Japanese Art

Room T4 & T5, Honkan July 24, 2018 (Tue)-September 9, 2018 (Sun)

Tokyo National Museum will hold the family-oriented program, TNM and Art Tunes! Present: Becoming Japanese Art, to coincide with summer vacation.

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