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Saturday 2 March – Sunday 2 June , 2013
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
(Admission ends 30 mins. before closing time)
Mondays except 29 April, 6 May. Closed on 7 May.
Organized by:
The National Museum of Western Art,
Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della Città di Firenze,
The Yomiuri Shimbun,
Nippon Television Network Corporation
Patronized by:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Italy
With the special sponsorship of:
With the sponsorship of:
Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd.
Toray Industries, Inc.
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
With the Cooperation of:
Alitalia-Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A
Nippon Cargo Airlines Co.,Ltd.
Austrian Airlines
Lufthansa Cargo AG
Luce della Vite
The Western Art Foundation
Admission Fees:
Adults 1,500 yen, College students 1,200 yen, High school students 800 yen
Advance purchase/Discount fees for groups of 20 or more:
Adults 1,300 yen, College students 1,000yen, High school students 650 yen

Advance purchase tickets will be on sale from Monday 7 January until Friday 1 March. At the museum ticket office, advance ticket will be available until Thursday 28 February.
For ticket sales from other than the museum's own ticket office, see the exhibition website.
Full admission fees apply from Saturday 2 March.
Junior high school and younger children admitted free of charge.
Free admission for High school students from Saturday 22 March until Sunday 7 April 2013.
Disabled visitors admitted free of charge with one attendant. Please present your disability identification upon arrival.
Admission to the Permanent collection galleries is included in this admission fee.
Number of visitors:

Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520) was one of the great painters of the Italian Renaissance. Raphael brought the Renaissance painting style to maturity, creating a model for later painters. Due to the importance and rarity of his works, today it is extremely difficult to organize an exhibition dedicated to his works, even in Europe, the home to the majority of his extant oeuvre. This is the first large-scale Raphael exhibition held outside of Europe.
This exhibition features more than 20 works by Raphael, from examples from his study period that were heavily influenced by Perugino, to his time in Florence when his work was spurred on by contact with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, to his later years, after his arrival in Rome in 1508 and his work on the large-scale projects for the Vatican. In particular the exhibition features one of Raphael's most famous images of the Madonna and Child, the "Madonna del Granduca." In combination with the works by Raphael, approximately 60 works by those active around him have been assembled for this exhibition, including prints made after his paintings and decorative art works designed on the basis of his plans. This exhibition will provide a splendid opportunity for visitors to learn about the entirety of Raphael, an artist who exerted a massive influence on all later artistic expression.

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


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