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[Special Exhibition]

Tuesday, 3 March 2020 – Sunday, 14 June 2020
*The opening has been postponed.
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Admission ends 30 mins. before closing time
Mondays except 30 March and 4 May 2020.
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 Nipponkoa 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/Discount fees for groups of 20 or more:
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 2 March 2020. At the museum ticket office, advance ticket will be available until Sunday 1 March 2020.
For ticket sales from other than the museum’s own ticket office, see the exhibition website.
Full admission fees apply from Tuesday 3 March 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

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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.

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

The Annunciation
Carlo Crivelli
The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius
1486 Egg and oil on canvas 207 x 146.7 cm
©The National Gallery, London. Presented by Lord Taunton, 1864
Self Portrait
Rembrandt van Rijn
Self Portrait at the Age of 34
1640 Oil on canvas 91 x 75 cm
©The National Gallery, London. Bought, 1861
Homer’s Odyssey
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Ulysses deriding Polyphemus – Homer’s Odyssey
1829 Oil on canvas 132.5 x 203 cm
©The National Gallery, London. Turner Bequest, 1856
Vincent van Gogh
1888 Oil on canvas 92.1 x 73 cm
©The National Gallery, London. Bought, Courtauld Fund, 1924

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