Special Exhibitions

Giorgio De Chirico: Metaphysical Journey

April 27 (Sat) – August 29 (Thu), 2024

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)—one of the great masters of the 20th century. The "metaphysical paintings" (works expressing a surreal world through enigmatic landscapes and still lifes) that de Chirico began to produce around 1910 exercised a profound influence on the artists and international art movements.
Dividing de Chirico’s roughly 70-year painting career in some themes—such as “Piazza d'Italia (Italian Piazza),” “Metaphysical Interior” and “Mannequin”—this exhibition will cover the entire range of his artistic output, from early to late-period works. It will be the first large-scale exhibition to be held in Japan in a decade, in which the world that de Chirico created is fully explored.

  1. 1. A major retrospective encompassing the scope of de Chirico’s art
    Through more than 100 works gathered from around the world, this exhibition will survey the full scope of de Chirico’s art—from the self-portraits and portraits that he painted from early in his career to the “Metaphysical Paintings” that built his reputation, the works marking his return to traditional Western painting methods, and the “new Metaphysical Paintings” of his late years.
  2. 2. Presenting de Chirico's early period “Metaphysical Paintings”
    “Metaphysical painting” is synonymous with de Chirico. The paintings of his metaphysical period in the 1910s, which influenced such painters as Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, will be a central feature of this exhibition. De Chirico’s “Metaphysical Paintings” of this period are now scattered about the globe. Do not miss this valuable opportunity to see them in one venue.
  3. 3. Discover the range of de Chirico’s art: Sculpture, performing arts, and illustrations
    De Chirico's artistic creations were not limited to painting, they expanded into other mediums. This exhibition will show the range of his art through displays of his sculptures and illustrations as well as stage costume designs. Viewers will be taken beyond de Chirico’s “Metaphysical Paintings” to discover the full fascination of his art.




April 27 (Sat) – August 29 (Thu), 2024
Exhibition Rooms
Mondays, May 7 (Tue), July 9 (Tue) – 16 (Tue)
(Open the Mondays of April 29, March 6, July 8, August 12)
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00), Fridays 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)

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.
※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 August 20th (Tue) to 23th (Fri), August 26th (Mon) to 27th (Tue). (Walk-in guests will be accommodated if space is available.)

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 Asahi Shimbun
Supported by
Embassy of Italy Tokyo, J-WAVE
With the Special Sponsorship of
Daiwa Securities Group
Sponsored by
DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., TAKENAKA CORPORATION, Nissha Co., Ltd.
In Cooperation with
Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico, Associazione MetaMorfosi, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo, JAPAN AIRLINES, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo AG, ITA AIRWAYS
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