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Frontiers of Impressionism: Paintings from the Worcester Art Museum

January 27 (Sat) – April 7 (Sun), 2024

On the 150th anniversary of the first Impressionist exhibition, “Frontiers of Impressionism" traces the impact and influence of Impressionism in Europe and America. In the late 19th century, painters from around the world gathered in the flourishing metropolis of Paris. There, they studied the techniques and methods of the emerging world of Impressionism and brought them back to their home countries. This exhibition focuses on the innovation and spread of Impressionism, which overturned traditions of Western art, which emphasizes its expansions in the United States.
The Worcester Art Museum, located in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, has been actively collecting Impressionist artworks since its opening to the public in 1898. Selected from the Museum’s extensive collection of Impressionist art, this exhibition features works by famed French Impressionists Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the internationally active John Singer Sargent, important American Impressionists such as Childe Hassam, and other notable artists from Germany and Scandinavia. Most of these masterworks have never been shown in Japan. The exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to appreciate the fascinating world of American Impressionism.

Features
Features
  1. 1. A gathering of famous masters: Monet, Renoir, Cassatt . . .
    From the collection of the Worcester Art Museum—some 70 oil paintings by Monet, Renoir and other great masters of French Impressionism, and Childe Hassam and the artists of American Impressionism. More than 40 artists will be highlighted, including Courbet, Corot, Sisley, Pissarro, Cassatt, Sargent, Homer, Cezanne, and Signac.
  2. 2. Beyond the Atlantic: The blossoming of “American Impressionism”
    Originating in France, Impressionism spread across the ocean and developed independently in regions of the United States. Artists there applied its techniques to characteristic American subjects such as New England’s pastoral landscapes and the natural wonders of the American West. This will be a valuable opportunity to discover the fascination of “American Impressionism,” a painting style which hitherto has rarely been seen in Japan.
  3. 3. The Worcester Art Museum collection in its first Japan appearance!
    The Worcester Art Museum has actively collected Impressionist artworks since its founding. In 1910, it became the world’s first museum to purchase a Monet “water lilies” painting. This exhibition will offer the first occasion in Japan to appreciate the Worcester Art Museum’s exquisite collection of Impressionist works.

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Period
January 27 (Sat) – April 7 (Sun), 2024
Venue
Exhibition Rooms
Closed
Mondays, February 13 (Tue)
(Open the Mondays of February 12, March 11, 25)
Hours
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00), Fridays 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)
Admission

General ¥2,200 (¥2,000) / College students ¥1,300 (¥1,100) / Seniors 65+ ¥1,500 (¥1,300)


※(  ) Advance tickets.
※Visitors of high-school age and younger will be admitted free. Visitors 18 and younger (born on/after April 2, 2005) will be admitted free from March 1(Fri) through April 7(Sun).
※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.
※High-school and university students, seniors 65 and older, and visitors with certificates are asked to show identification.

※Timed entry reservations required on weekends and holidays, and on the weekdays of April 2nd (Tue) to 5th (Fri). (Walk-in guests will be accommodated if space is available.)
※To purchase tickets, please click here.

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, Nippon Television Network Corporation, NTV EVENTS Inc., BS Nippon Corporation, The Yomiuri Shimbun
Supported by
Embassy of the United States of America
Sponsored by
MITSUMURA PRINTING Co., Ltd.
Cooperation with
Nippon Express Co., Ltd., TOKYO METROPOLITAN TELEVISION BROADCASTING Corporation, TOKYO FM BROADCASTING CO., LTD.
Special WEB Site
https://worcester2024.jp
Telephone Inquiries
TEL:050-5541-8600 (Hello dial)

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