Special Exhibitions

Gustav Klimt: Vienna – Japan 1900

April 23 (Tue) – July 10 (Wed), 2019

Gustav Klimt: Vienna – Japan 1900 Poster

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)—a leading figure in Viennese art at the turn of the 20th century. Klimt’s paintings, known for their opulent decorative character and fin-de-siècle eroticism, still today enjoy widespread popularity. This exhibition marking the centennial of the artist’s death will feature more than 25 oil paintings by Klimt—the largest display ever to be realized in Japan. They will range from early naturalistic works and foremost “Golden Phase” painting, created after his forming the Viennese Secession, to sensual portraits of women and the landscapes he painted throughout his career. Through these and works by Klimt’s contemporaries in Vienna, Japanese artworks inspirational to his style, and a re-creation of exhibits at Viennese Secession Building—using elaborate reproduction of the wall paintings—viewers will revel in the splendor of fin-de-siècle Viennese art.


1. A Klimt exhibition of grand scale

A major exhibition presenting the full range of Klimt’s art through more than 25 oil paintings, from early naturalistic works and foremost paintings of his “Golden Phase” to sensual portraits of women and vibrant landscapes—the largest Klimt exhibition ever to be held in Japan.

2. The Three Ages of Woman in its first Japan appearance

Arriving in Japan for the first time—The Three Ages of Woman (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma), a work of Klimt’s mature period. Visitors will have opportunity to savor the delicacy of Klimt’s technique and his opulent decorative expression using silver and other precious metals.

3. Japan and fin-de-siècle Vienna

In the late 19th century, the popularity of Japanese art in Europe spread to Vienna, and Viennese artists introduced its motifs and styles in their work. To show the connection between Viennese art and Japan, the exhibition will display works by Klimt and other artists drawn to Japanese art together with the Japanese artworks that influenced them.



April 23 (Tue) – July 10 (Wed), 2019
Exhibition Rooms
May 7, 20, 27, June 3, 17, July 1
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours
Fridays, July 4, 6 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
*Free admission for students (high school, vocational school, college) June 1 (Sat) – 14 (Fri)
※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, TBS, Belvedere, Vienna
Supported by
Austrian Embassy/Austrian Cultural Forum
Sponsored by
Jupiter Shop Channel Co., Ltd., SECOM CO., LTD., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc., Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Takenaka Corporation, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, Mitsubishi Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Cooperation with
All Nippon Airways


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