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.

Special Thematic Exhibition

Qi Baishi: Master of Modern Chinese Painting

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and China, this exhibition presents for the first time in Japan the life and art of Qi Baishi (1864–1957) – a celebrated master of modern Chinese painting – through his work in the collection of the Beijing Fine Arts Academy.

Thematic Exhibition

Furnishings from the Higyosha of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto

The works presented here–rare furnishings made in classical styles–are from the Higyosha reconstructed in 1855 and provide insight into daily life at the court.

Thematic Exhibition

Commemorating the Registration of "Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region" as World Heritage; Thematic Exhibition: Christian Articles in Japan

We hope that this exhibition will provide an opportunity to think about the countless individuals who pursued their faith in Japan regardless of the unforgiving circumstances.

Event

Museum Garden Opening (Autumn)

The Museum Garden behind Honkan (main building, Japanese Gallery) will be open to the public during the autumn season.

Special Exhibition

Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art

Special Exhibition

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

Special Thematic Exhibition

Qi Baishi: Master of Modern Chinese Painting

Thematic Exhibition

Furnishings from the Higyosha of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto

Thematic Exhibition

Commemorating the Registration of "Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region" as World Heritage; Thematic Exhibition: Christian Articles in Japan

Event

Museum Garden Opening (Autumn)

Special Exhibition
Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art

Marcel 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

The 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.

Special Thematic Exhibition
Special Thematic Exhibition
Qi Baishi: Master of Modern Chinese Painting

Qi Baishi: Master of Modern Chinese Painting

Toyokan Room 8 October 30, 2018 (Tue)-December 25, 2018 (Tue)

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and China, this exhibition presents for the first time in Japan the life and art of Qi Baishi (1864–1957) – a celebrated master of modern Chinese painting – through his work in the collection of the Beijing Fine Arts Academy.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Furnishings from the Higyosha of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto

Furnishings from the Higyosha of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto

Honkan Room 14 October 2, 2018 (Tue)-December 25, 2018 (Tue)

The works presented here–rare furnishings made in classical styles–are from the Higyosha reconstructed in 1855 and provide insight into daily life at the court.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Commemorating the Registration of "Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region" as World Heritage; Thematic Exhibition: Christian Articles in Japan

Commemorating the Registration of "Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region" as World Heritage; Thematic Exhibition: Christian Articles in Japan

Honkan Room T2 October 10, 2018 (Wed)-December 2, 2018 (Sun)

We hope that this exhibition will provide an opportunity to think about the countless individuals who pursued their faith in Japan regardless of the unforgiving circumstances.

Event
Event
Museum Garden Opening (Autumn)

Museum Garden Opening (Autumn)

The Garden October 23, 2018 (Tue)-December 2, 2018 (Sun)

The Museum Garden behind Honkan (main building, Japanese Gallery) will be open to the public during the autumn season.

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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712, Japan
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Admissions

Adults: 620 (520) yen,University Students: 410 (310) yen
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