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Lectures and symposiums on the exhibition by our curators or authorities from home and abroad are held for free.

Caravaggio and His Time: Friends, Rivals and Enemies


Tuesday 1 March 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Rossella Vodret (Caravaggio exhibition director, Art historian, Former superintendant, the Superintendancy for the Historic, Artistic, and Ethno-antholopological Heritage and Museum Authority of the City of Rome)
*Lecture presented in Italian, simultaneous translation in Japanese.
“Caravaggio and His Influence”
Saturday 12 March 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Ishinabe Masumi (Professor, Faculty of Arts and Literature, Seijo University)
“The Truth about Caravaggio: What Kind of Man Was He?”
Saturday 14 May 2016 14:00 – 15:30
Kawase Yusuke (Caravaggio exhibition curator, Associate Curator, The National Museum of Western Art)
“The Caravaggists in Rome and Naples”

To apply for a lecture ticket

Auditorium, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 floor)
Limited to 140 people per event.
Free of charge, however, Special Exhibition ticket is required.
To attend:
Each lecture will be open to the first 140 people to pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center. Pick up Attendance tickets at the Information Center starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the lecture.
The Auditorium will open at 30 minutes prior to each lecture.
Title and content of lecture may change without notice.

Past Programs


  • Lectures/Symposium
  • Gallery Talks/Slide Talks
  • Art Talks/Architectural Tours
  • Family Programs
  • Concerts
  • Fun Day
  • Fun with Collection
  • Christmas Program