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[Special Exhibition]
The 150th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Spain

Saturday, 24 February 2018 – Sunday, 27 May 2018
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Admission ends 30 mins. before closing time
Mondays except 26 March and 30 April 2018.
Organized by:
The National Museum of Western Art,
Museo Nacional del Prado,
The Yomiuri Shimbun,
Nippon Television Network Corporation,
BS Nippon Corporation
With the support of:
The Embassy of Spain in Japan
With the special sponsorship of:
Canon Inc.
With the sponsorship of:
Kao Corporation,
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.,
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.,
Daiwa Securities Group,
Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.,
Toray Industries, Inc.,
With the cooperation of:
The Western Art Foundation,
Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd.,
Yamato Logistics Co., Ltd.

This exhibition is covered by the Japanese Act on the Indemnification of Damage to Works of Art in Exhibitions (Act No.17 of 2011)
Admission Fees:
Adults 1,600 yen, College students 1,200 yen, High school students 800 yen
Advance purchase/Discount fees for groups of 20 or more:
Adults 1,400 yen, College students 1,000yen, High school students 600 yen
Advance purchase tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 3 October 2017 to Friday 23 February 2018. At the museum ticket office, advance ticket will be available until Sunday 28 January 2018.
Full admission fees apply from Saturday 24 February 2018.
Junior high school and younger children admitted free of charge.
Free admission for High school students from Saturday 24 February until Sunday 4 March 2018.
Disabled visitors admitted free of charge with one attendant. Please present your disability identification upon arrival.
Traveling Venue:
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
Wednesday 13 June – Sunday 14 October 2018
Number of visitors:

Founded in 1819 with the Royal Spanish Collection at its core, the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid is one of the world's most celebrated temples of art. This exhibition, held with the Museo del Prado's full cooperation, features 70 pieces from its collection. They include 61 masterpieces mostly of the 17th century, displayed around a nucleus of 7 pieces by Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), one of the greatest painters of all time.

17th-century Spain produced a succession of great artists, from Velázquez to Ribera, Zurbarán, and Murillo. The enormous passion of Spanish monarchs for paintings and collecting artworks can be cited as an important factor fostering the art of such painters. Velázquez, a court painter who rose to greatness under Philip IV's patronage, drew creative stimulus from masterpieces by Titian and Rubens in the Royal Collection. As an artist, he embodied the honor that Spain conferred on the painting art. This exhibition recreates the international art scene of 17th-century Spain with a focus on Philip IV's court, offering in this way an immersion in the splendor of the Museo del Prado's extensive collection.

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

ⓒMuseo Nacional del Prado

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