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Tuesday 3 March 2015 – Sunday 31 May 2015
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fridays 9:30 am - 8:00 pm (Admission ends 30 mins. before closing time)
Mondays except 30 March, 4 May and 18 May.
Organized by:
The National Museum of Western Art,
Soprintendenza per i beni storici artistici ed etnoantropologici di Bologna Ferrara Forli’-Cesena Ravenna e Rimini,
Cento City,
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, INC.
With the support of:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ambasciata d'Italia a Tokyo
With the sponsorship of:
Kodama Printing Co., LTD, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
With the cooperation of:
The Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust, Alitalia-Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A., ARTERÌA, Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd., Nippon Express, The Western Art Foundation
Admission Fees:
Adults 1,500 yen, College students 1,300 yen, High school students 800 yen
Advance purchase/Discount fees for groups of 20 or more:
Adults 1,300 yen, College students 1,100yen, High school students 600 yen
Advance purchase tickets will be on sale until Monday 2 March. At the museum ticket office, advance ticket will be available until Monday 12 January. For ticket sales from other than the museum's own ticket office, see the exhibition website.
Full admission fees apply from Tuesday 3 March.
Junior high school and younger children admitted free of charge.
Disabled visitors admitted free of charge with one attendant. Please present your disability identification upon arrival.

The Permanent Collection Galleries in the Main Building and New Wing will be closed for facilities maintenance from Tuesday 3 March to Monday 16 March 2015. Visitors to the Guercino exhibition during this period will each be given one ticket for free admission (limited time access) to the Permanent Collection Galleries. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by these plans and express our appreciation for your understanding.
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Guercino (1591-1666) was one of the major painters of the Italian Baroque period who further developed the Baroque aesthetics begun by painters Caravaggio and Carracci. Conversely, he was also a painter whose style helped form later academic painting methods, and in the past has numbered amongst the most famous painters in the history of Italian art. Around the mid 19th century, when the art world began to express new values and views, Guercino was dismissed and forgotten, only to be the subject of rediscovery from the mid 20th century onwards. A number of major exhibitions have been held on his arts in recent years, primarily in Italy. The NMWA collection includes one oil painting by Guercino, and this exhibition will provide an overview of his entire oeuvre through the display of approximately 40 oil paintings. This is the first Guercino exhibition to be held in Japan.

The majority of the works in the exhibition were lent by the Civic Gallery (housed in the Palazzo del Monte di Pietà) in Cento. In fact, an earthquake struck Cento in May 2012 and the city suffered great damage. The Civic Gallery remains closed due to damage from the earthquake and there is no set date for its reopening. This exhibition is part of the region’s efforts to rebuild after the earthquake and a portion of the profits raised by this exhibition will be used for the rebuilding of the Civic Gallery.

Lectures and Slide Talks will be also held at a museum. Please visit each page for details.

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