Exhibitions

Special Exhibitions

Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

July 20 (Thu) – October 9 (Mon-holiday), 2017

Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of the world’s foremost in quality and scale, was built by Boston citizens, private collectors, and companies without financial support from the federal or state government. This exhibition will cast light on the collectors who built up the museum’s holdings and feature a selection of 80 works from the MFA’s collection. Highlights will include ancient Egyptian art presented with background on archeological excavations, Japanese and Chinese art gems by Utamaro and Soga Shohaku, French paintings by Monet and Van Gogh—artists long beloved to Bostonians—and contemporary art masterpieces.

Major works

Major works
  • Kitagawa Utamaro, Young Woman Playing the Shamisen

    Kitagawa Utamaro, Young Woman Playing the Shamisen, about 1804–06, Fenollosa-Weld Collection, 11.4642

  • Vincent van Gogh, Postman Joseph Roulin

    Vincent van Gogh, Postman Joseph Roulin, 1888, Gift of Robert Treat Paine, 2nd, 35.1982

  • Vincent van Gogh, Madame Augustine Roulin Rocking a Cradle

    Vincent van Gogh, Lullaby: Madame Augustine Roulin Rocking a Cradle, 1889, Bequest of John T. Spaulding, 48.548

  • Hanabusa Itchô, The Death of the Historical Buddha

    Hanabusa Itchô, The Death of the Historical Buddha, 1713, Fenollosa-Weld Collection, 11.4221

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Information

Information
Period
July 20 (Thu) – October 9 (Mon-holiday), 2017
Venue
Exhibition Rooms, Special Exhibition Wing
Closed
Mondays, September 19 (Open the Mondays of August 14, September 18, October 9)
Hours
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours
Fridays 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)
Open 9:30 – 21:00 on Fridays from July 21 to August 25
Admission

Advance tickets |
General ¥1,400 / College students ¥1,100 / HS students ¥600 / Seniors 65+ ¥800
※Please see our website for details concerning advance tickets


Tickets at the door |
General ¥1,600 / College students ¥1,300 / HS students ¥800 / Seniors 65+ ¥1,000


Group tickets |
General ¥1,400 / College students ¥1,100 / HS students ¥600 / Seniors 65+ ¥800
※Group rates - 20 or more people


※Admission free for visitors junior high school age or younger
※Admission free for visitors (and one accompanying person) with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate or Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate
※In each case, please show identification

Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), The Asahi Shimbun, tv asahi corporation, BS Asahi
Supported by
Embassy of the United States of America
Special Sponsored by
Dai-ichi Life Group|The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co., Ltd., The Dai-ichi Frontier Life Insurance Co., Ltd., The Neo First Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Sponsored by
SECOM CO., LTD, TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD., Mitsubishi Corporation, Atre Co., Ltd., Takenaka Corporation
Cooperation with
Japan Airlines, Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., LTD.
Special WEB Site
http://boston2017-18.jp
Telephone Inquiry
TEL:03-5777-8600(Hello dial)

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