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[Special Exhibition]

A date/time reservation ticket is required for the MASTERPIECES FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON exhibition. These tickets are not available at the museum, please purchase them prior to visiting. See HERE for details.

Thursday, 18 June – Sunday, 18 October 2020
Tuesday, 3 March 2020 – Sunday, 14 June 2020
*Dates Changed
*The special exhibition will be opened limitedly to advance ticket holders and invitation ticket holders on Thursday, 18 June – Sunday, 21 June 2020.
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
13 - 17 October 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Admission ends 30 mins. before closing time
Mondays (except 13 July, 27 July, 10 August and 21 September), 23 September
Organized by:
The National Museum of Western Art,
The National Gallery, London,
The Yomiuri Shimbun,
Nippon Television Network Corporation
With the special sponsorship of:
Canon Inc.,
Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
With the sponsorship of:
Kao Corporation,
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.,
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.,
Toyota Motor Corporation,
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
With the cooperation of:
British Council,
The Western Art Foundation
Admission Fees:
Adults 1,700 yen, College students 1,100 yen, High school students 700 yen
Advance purchase:
Adults 1,500 yen, College students 1,000yen, High school students 600 yen
Advance purchase tickets will be on sale from Thursday 12 December 2019 to Monday 13 April 2020. At the museum ticket office, advance ticket will be available until Sunday 1 March Friday 28 February 2020.
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.
Traveling Venue:
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Tuesday 7 July - Sunday 18 October 2020
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - Sunday 31 January 2021

The National Gallery, London, was founded in 1824 and is one of the world's leading museums specializing in Western painting. This exhibition introduces 61 masterpieces from the Gallery’s collection ranging in date from the Renaissance to the Post-Impressionists. This is the first large-scale presentation of works from the National Gallery outside of Britain, and features the first Japanese display of all of the works, including Carlo Crivelli's The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius and Van Gogh's Sunflowers.

The collection of the National Gallery, unlike other major European museums based on their country's royal collections, was assembled by the people for the people. The broad ranging and inclusive collection, which contains works that date from the latter half of the 13th century through the beginning of the 20th century, can be considered a "textbook of the history of European painting." Indeed, this collection became the model for the North American museum collections formed in later years. This exhibition focuses on the Gallery's major feature of being a Western art museum founded in Britain and is arranged in the following seven thematic groupings. Namely, collecting the Italian Renaissance, Dutch Painting of the Golden Age, Van Dyck and British portraiture, the Grand Tour, the Discovery of Spain, Landscape and the Picturesque, and French modern art in Britain. The exhibition will provide an overview of European painting history while also considering how European art was received in Britain and the history of artistic interactions between England and the European continent.

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