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Phone 03-3823-6921
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※ If Monday is a national holiday, the museum is open, and it is closed on the following Tuesday.
※ The year-end and New Year holidays, Inventory day, etc.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum became Japan’s first public art museum when it opened in 1926. It holds about 300 exhibitions such as special exhibitions of famous artworks from Japan and overseas, sponsored contest exhibitions, self-planned exhibitions by art groups and associations, etc. throughout the year.

The museum is working on Art Communication Programs to foster ties among people through art. With “Museum Start i-Ueno” which support children in their museum debut, programs linking the nine cultural facilities in Ueno-Onshi Park have been conducted.

“Architecture Tour” where you can enjoy the museum buildings designed by Kunio Maekawa, a master of modern architecture is held also.

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    Botticelli and His Time

    Sandro Botticelli (1444/45-1510) is known for his paintings of elegantly beautiful Madonnas and goddesses of myth. Because many are painted on wood panels and are in extremely fragile condition, an exhibition of a substantial number of Botticelli paintings has never been realized in Japan. This time, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Italy, we are presenting a large-scale traveling exhibition that surveys Botticelli’s artistic legacy through more than 20 works gathered from Florence and other regions of the world.

    Botticelli, who was trained in the studio of Filippo Lippi and spent most of his life in Florence, rose to fame as a painter of the House of Medici. Under the Medici’s patronage, he undertook paintings of wide-ranging subjects, from large-scale altarpieces to privately commissioned mythological paintings. While his contemporaries turned to naturalistic expression employing their command of perspectival space and chiaroscuro, Botticelli never deviated from a decorative, symbolic style reminiscent of medieval art and created his own, instantly recognizable world. Along with presenting the characteristic features and fascination of Botticelli’s work through religious paintings, mythological works, and portraits from his early years to his late period, the exhibition includes works by his master, Filippo Lippi, and pupil Filippino Lippi and traces his artistic lineage.

    January 16 (Sat) – April 3 (Sun), 2016

    Exhibition Rooms, Special Exhibition Wing

    Mondays, March 22 (Open the Mondays of March 21, 28)

    9:30 - 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
    Days of Extended Hours
    Fridays 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)

    Tickets at the door |
    General ¥1,600 / College students ¥1,300 / HS students ¥800 / Seniors 65+ ¥1,000

    *Organized by
    Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), The Asahi Shimbun, TBS

    *Supported by
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ambasciata d'Italia a Tokyo, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo

    *Sponsored by
    East Japan Railway Company, Takenaka Corporation, TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.,

    *Cooperation with
    Alitalia-Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A, JAPAN AIRLINES, Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd.

    *Special WEB Site

    *Telephone Inquiry
    TEL:03-5405-8686(Hello Dial)