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Past Christmas Program

2012

Tuesday 11 through Sunday 16, December 2012

Let's Enjoy Christmas Time at the Museum!
We have prepared various programs and events for your pleasure.

Past Programs


10-Minute Talks: Christmas Edition

Members of the volunteer staff will present 10-minute talks on one work related to Christmas or Christ's life. Come join us for this close and thoughtful examination of a single artwork.
*In Japanese language only.

Talk Schedule

  Dec.11
(Tue)
Dec.12
(Wed)
Dec.13
(Thu)
Dec.14
(Fri)
Dec.15
(Sat)
Dec.16
(Sun)
14:00
- 14:10
The Nativity The Nativity The Nativity The Nativity The Nativity The Nativity
14:20
- 14:30
Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia
14:40
- 14:50
The Last Judgement The Lamentation The Last Judgement The Lamentation The Last Judgement The Lamentation
  • Cost: Free of charge (Permanent Collection Galleries ticket needed)

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Christmas Carols

This acapella concert will feature a range of festive Christmas songs.
No reservations needed, please come as you like.

Dates/Times: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, December
1) 11:00 - 11:40   2) 15:00 - 15:40 (same program each time)
Location: Main Building, First Floor Lobby (near the Permanent Collection Galleries entrance)
Choir: Choral Members of the Tokyo University of the Arts

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Christmas Badge

Let's make a Christmas badge decorated with an artwork from the NMWA Collection.
No reservations needed, please feel free to come and join us for this drop-in event.

Dates/Times: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, December
10:00-16:00
Location: The lounge area on the 2nd floor in Permanent Collection Gallery, New Wing (in the Permanent Collection Galleries)
* Badge number is limited. The event will end when all the badges are gone.
Cost: Free of charge (Permanent Collection Galleries ticket needed)

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NMWA Puzzle: Christmas Edition


Lorenzo Leonbruno da Mantova
The Nativity (detail)

NMWA Collection artworks have been made into puzzles. Beginner and advanced levels are available - let's try to complete them all! No reservations needed, please feel free to come and join us for this drop-in event..

Dates/Times: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, December
10:00-16:00
Location: The lounge area on the 2nd floor in Permanent Collection Gallery, New Wing (in the Permanent Collection Galleries)
Cost: Free of charge (Permanent Collection Galleries ticket needed)

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2011


10-Minute Talks: Christmas Edition

Members of the volunteer staff will present 10-minute talks on one work related to Christmas or Christ's life. Come join us for this close and thoughtful examination of a single artwork.
*In Japanese language only.

Talk Schedule

  Dec.13
(Tue)
Dec.14
(Wed)
Dec.15
(Thu)
Dec.16
(Fri)
Dec.17
(Sat)
Dec.18
(Sun)
14:00
- 14:10
The Nativity The Nativity The Nativity The Nativity The Nativity The Nativity
14:20
- 14:30
Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia
14:40
- 14:50
Votive Altarpiece: the Trinity, the Virgin, St. John and Donors The Last Supper Votive Altarpiece: the Trinity, the Virgin, St. John and Donors The Last Supper Votive Altarpiece: the Trinity, the Virgin, St. John and Donors The Last Supper
  • Cost: Free of charge (Permanent Collection Galleries ticket needed)

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Christmas Carols

This acapella concert will feature a range of festive Christmas songs.
No reservations needed, please come as you like.

Dates/Times: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18, December
1) 11:00 - 11:40   2) 15:00 - 15:40 (same program each time)
Location: Main Building, First Floor Lobby (near the Permanent Collection Galleries exit)
Choir: Choral Members of the Tokyo University of the Arts

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Christmas Badge

Let’s make a Christmas badge decorated with an artwork from the NMWA Collection.
No reservations needed, please feel free to come and join us for this drop-in event.

Dates/Times: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18, December
10:00-16:00
Location: The lounge area on the 2nd floor in Permanent Collection Gallery, New Wing
* Badge number is limited. The event will end when all the badges are gone.
Cost: Free of charge (Permanent Collection Galleries ticket needed)

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NMWA Puzzle: Christmas Edition


Lorenzo Leonbruno da Mantova
The Nativity (detail)

NMWA Collection artworks have been made into puzzles. From beginner to advanced level, let’s try to complete them! No reservations needed, please feel free to come and join us for this drop-in event.

Dates/Times: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18, December
10:00-16:00
Location: The lounge area on the 2nd floor in Permanent Collection Gallery, New Wing
Cost: Free of charge (Permanent Collection Galleries ticket needed)

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2010


10-Minute Talks: Christmas Edition

Members of the volunteer staff will present 10-minute talks on one work in the Permanent Collection Galleries, focusing on works related to Christmas or Christ's life. Come join us for this close and thoughtful examination of a single art work.
*In Japanese language only.

Talk Schedule

  Dec.14 (Tue) Dec.15 (Wed) Dec.16 (Thu) Dec.17 (Fri)
14:00 - 14:10 The Nativity The Nativity The Nativity The Nativity
14:30 - 14:40 Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia
15:00 - 15:10 Triptych: the Crucifixion, Flanked by the Kneeling Donor and His Wife Holy Family Triptych: the Crucifixion, Flanked by the Kneeling Donor and His Wife Holy Family
  • Participation: Permanent Collection Galleries ticket or Special Exhibition ticket needed

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Christmas Carols

From carols sung in churches to popular songs in the Christmas holiday seasons, this acapella-centered concert will feature a range of festive Christmas songs. As no reservations needed, please come and enjoy those songs.

Dates/Times: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19, December
1)11:40-12:20   2)15:40-16:20
Location: Main Building, First Floor Lobby
Choir: Choral Members of the Tokyo University of the Arts

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Christmas Story Time


Lorenzo Leonbruno da Mantova
《The Nativity》

What do you like to do during the Christmas Holiday Season?
Please join us as we explore stories and paintings related to Christmas. A Christmas tree shaped card awaits you at each spot along the course!

Dates/Times: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19, December
1)9:45-   2)10:15-   3)10:45-   4)13:45-   5)14:15-   6)14:45-
* The same program will be repeated during each time period.
Participants: Children aged 6 to 10 who must be accompanied by adults
Capacity: 15 (including adults)
Cost: Free of charge (Permanent Collection Galleries ticket required for adults)
Location: Main Building, First Floor Lobby and Permanent Collection galleries

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Christmas Card Decoration

Let’s decorate Christmas tree-shaped cards with stamped designs!
Please feel free to come and join us for this drop-in event.

Dates/Times: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19, December
10:00-16:00
Location: The lounge area on the 2nd floor in Permanent Collection Gallery, New Wing
Cost: Free of Charge (Permanent Collection Galleries ticket required for adults)

* Card numbers are limited. The event will end when all the cards are gone.


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2009


Garden Illumination and Christmas Trees

For the sixth year in a row, Christmas at the NMWA. This year the Forecourt with Rodin sculptures, along with two large Christmas trees, will be lit with almost 40,000 lights. Small trees will also be installed so that visitors can put their own decorations on a Christmas Tree. Why don’t you paint your own picture on one of the silver ball ornaments provided and help us decorate the trees!

Garden Illumination
27 November (Friday) through 27 December (Sunday), 2009
Forecourt's opening hours = 9:30-19:00
*Fridays 9:30 to 20:00
Tree Decoration
27 November (Friday) through 29 November (Sunday)
  First 30 visitors each day
4 December (Friday) through 6 December (Sunday)
  First 30 visitors each day
11 December (Friday) through 13 December (Sunday)
  First 30 visitors each day


*Only 1 ornament per visitor. Numbers are limited and the project will end when ornaments are gone.
*Depending on circumstances, ornaments may be removed or changed.


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Handmade Christmas Fun- Making Tabletop Christmas Trees

Participants will make their own small, tabletop Christmas trees. Painting, decorating each part, let's make our own original trees! The volunteer staff members will be there to help as needed. Please drop by the event space anytime during your museum visit to make your tree.

Dates/Times: 19 December (Saturday) and 20 December (Sunday), 10:00 - 16:30
Location: New Wing, Second Floor Workshop Room
Participation fee: Permanent Collection Galleries ticket

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10-Minute Talks: Christmas Edition

Members of the volunteer staff will present 10-minute talks on one work in the Permanent Collection Galleries, focusing on works related to Christmas or Christ's life. Come join us for this close and thoughtful examination of a single art work.
*In Japanese language.

Talk Schedule

  Dec. 8 (Tue) Dec. 9 (Wed) Dec.10 (Thu) Dec.11 (Fri)
14:00 - 14:10 The Nativity The Nativity The Nativity The Nativity
14:30 - 14:40 Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia Saint Nicholas and Saints Catherine, Lucy, Margaret and Apollonia
15:00 - 15:10 The Holy Family with Tobias and the Angel, Saint Dorothy, Giovannino, and the Miracle of the Corn beyond The Last Supper The Holy Family with Tobias and the Angel, Saint Dorothy, Giovannino, and the Miracle of the Corn beyond The Last Supper
  • Participation fee: Permanent Collection Galleries ticket or Special Exhibition ticket.

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Christmas Carols

From carols sung in churches in the Christmas season to popular songs, this acapella concert will feature a range of festive Christmas songs. No reservations needed, please come as you like.

Dates/Times: 19 December (Saturday) and 20 December (Sunday):
  1) 11:00 - 11:40, 2) 15:00 - 15:40
Location: Main Building, First Floor Lobby
Choir: Choral Members of the Tokyo University of the Arts

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Christmas Presents

This year's presents are greeting cards containing either a Memo Holder or a Mini-Museum.

15 December (Tuesday) through 27 December (Sunday)

*To be distributed to the first 200 visitors each day at the Information Desk


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Christmas Photo Services

A professional photographer will be stationed in front of the Christmas tree to take commemorative pictures of visitors. We hope you will enjoy this memento of your Christmas visit to the NMWA. Please drop by the Christmas Tree any time during your visit to the museum.

Dates/Times: 19 December (Saturday) and 20 December (Sunday):
  1) 9:30 - 10:30, 2) 12:00 - 14:30
Location: Main Building, First Floor Lobby
Participation fee: Free

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