Special Exhibitions

Vilhelm Hammershøi and Danish Painting of the 19th Century

January 21 (Tue) – March 26 (Thu), 2020

One of Denmark’s most celebrated painters, Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) quietly and resolutely painted close acquaintances, landscapes, and subdued interiors. Influenced by 17th-century Dutch painting, Hammershøi is sometimes called “the Vermeer of the North” for his depictions of tranquil room interiors. Only since the 1990s has he returned to the limelight as a result of comprehensive retrospectives of his work, including major exhibitions at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. A retrospective held in Japan in 2008 profoundly impacted Japanese fans of Hammershøi’s work.
This exhibition will be the first comprehensive survey in Japan of Vilhelm Hammershøi and the masters of Danish modern art. Besides works by Hammershøi, visitors can look forward to seeing many of the finest paintings by his contemporaries.

Major works

Major works
  • Vilhelm Hammershøi, Interior, 1898, National museum, Stockholm

  • Vilhelm Hammershøi, Open Doors. Strandgade 30, 1905

  • Vilhelm Hammershøi, From a Farm, Refsnæs, 1900

  • Vilhelm Hammershøi, Interior with Ida Playing the Piano, 1910



January 21 (Tue) – March 26 (Thu), 2020
Exhibition Rooms
Mondays, February 25 (Open the Monday of February 24, March 23)
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours
Fridays, February 19, March 18 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)

Advance tickets |
General ¥1,400 / College students ¥1,100 / HS students ¥600 / Seniors 65+ ¥800

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 operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, The Yomiuri Shimbun
Sponsored by
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
Cooperation with
eplus, Lufthansa Cargo AG, J-WAVE
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