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Past Special Exhibition

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2014.06.28 - 09.15

Looking East
Western Artists and the Allure of Japan
from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Overview

From the latter half of the 19th century to the early 20th century, Japanese art, especially ukiyo-e prints, enjoyed great popularity in the West. Its bold compositions and vivid colors sparked a fundamental revolution in the aesthetic sensibility of the West, leading to the trend known as Japonisme. This exhibition presents approximately 150 objects, including paintings, photographs, and decorative arts from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A highlight of the show is Claude Monet’s La Japonaise, which is being exhibited for the first time since recent conservation. From a variety of perspectives, the show examines what Western artists learned from Japan and how it affected leading artistic movement of the era, such as Impressionism.

Information

Dates:
June 28, 2014(Saturday) – September 15, 2014(Monday), Museum closed on Mondays(except July 21 and September 15) and July 22.
Hours:
10:00A.M.to 6:00P.M.(it is necessary to enter the building at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
Place:
Setagaya Art Museum, 1st and 2nd floor exhibition rooms
Organized by:
Setagaya Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts,Boston, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc.
Supported by:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Embassy of the United States, Setagaya City, Setagaya City Board of Education
With the sponsorship of:
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.・Nipponkoa Insurance, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, Mitsui&Co., Ltd.
Cooporated by:
Japan Airlines, Nippon Cargo Airlines
All Photographs©2014 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

List of Works(PDF File)

Admission

Adults 1,500yen, Seniors(over 65) 1,200yen, University and High School Students 900yen, Junior High and Elementary School Students 500yen

Overview

From the latter half of the 19th century to the early 20th century, Japanese art, especially ukiyo-e prints, enjoyed great popularity in the West. Its bold compositions and vivid colors sparked a fundamental revolution in the aesthetic sensibility of the West, leading to the trend known as Japonisme. This exhibition presents approximately 150 objects, including paintings, photographs, and decorative arts from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A highlight of the show is Claude Monet’s La Japonaise, which is being exhibited for the first time since recent conservation. From a variety of perspectives, the show examines what Western artists learned from Japan and how it affected leading artistic movement of the era, such as Impressionism.