Special Exhibitions

THE GREATS: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

April 22 (Fri) - July 3 (Sun), 2022

The National Galleries of Scotland—home to one of the world’s finest and most extensive collections of Western painting. Featured, from among the greatest treasures of Scotland, will be Raphael, El Greco, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, and other great masters of Western painting from the Renaissance to the late 19th century. Also included—many of the English and Scottish painting masterpieces that distinguish the National Galleries Collection.

  1. 1. All the Greats under one roof
    Raphael, El Greco, Rubens, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Watteau, Boucher, Corot, Seurat, and Renoir. An exhibition tracing Western art history through some 90 oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings by the great masters of Western painting.
  2. 2. Arriving in Japan from a citadel of art
    The National Galleries of Scotland, home to one of the world’s finest collections of Western paintings. From this citadel of art will come many of Scotland’s greatest treasures, including Velázquez's early masterpiece, The Old Woman Cooking Eggs, which will be seen in Japan for the first time.
  3. 3. The rich allure of British painting
    An opportunity to savor Britain’s greatest masterpieces in Japan. Not only the English painters Gainsborough, Reynolds, Blake, Constable, Turner, and Millais but also Scottish masters like Raeburn, Ramsay, Wilkie, and Dyce who rarely make an appearance in Japan.




April 22 (Fri) - July 3 (Sun), 2022
Exhibition Rooms
Mondays (Open the Mondays of May 2, June 27)
9:30 - 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours
Fridays, July 2, 9:30 - 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)

General ¥1,900 / College students ¥1,300 / Seniors 65+ ¥1,400

  • ※All visitors are requested to use our timed-entry online reservation system to purchase tickets. Please see our special website for details
  • ※Visitors of high-school age and younger will be admitted free (Timed-entry reservation required)
  • ※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. (Timed-entry reservation not required)
  • ※Timed-entry reservations not required for preschoolers.
  • ※High-school and university students, seniors 65 and older, and visitors with certificates are asked to show identification.
  • ※Same-day admission time slots are available for people who cannot easily make reservations using an online play guide. However, please be advised that the pre-set number of tickets may be sold out on your arrival.
Resale of admission tickets for this exhibition is strictly prohibited. The museum accepts no responsibility for any inconvenience or loss caused by the illegal resale of tickets.
Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, The Mainichi Newspapers, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc.
Supported by
British Council
Sponsored by
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP)
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