Special Exhibitions

Turner from the Tate: the Making of a Master

October 8 (Tue) – December 18 (Wed), 2013

Turner from the Tate: the Making of a Maste

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), who created some of the most magnificent landscape paintings in Western art history, is even today called England’s greatest painter. This exhibition will feature more than 30 oil paintings complemented by watercolors and sketches, totaling some 110 works in all, from London’s Tate Gallery, which houses the world’s largest collection of Turner works. The exhibition will trace Turner’s creative development from sketches that glimmer with genius, executed in his teens, to the foremost works of his prime, when he pursued new directions, fearless of criticism, and to his late works, painted at the height of his powers.


October 8 (Tue) – December 18 (Wed), 2013
Exhibition Rooms, Special Exhibition Wing
Mondays, October 15, November 5 (Open the Mondays of October 14, November 4, December 16)
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours
Fridays 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)

Advance tickets |
General ¥1,300 / 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 ¥1,300 / 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 (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tate Gallery, The Asahi Shimbun, TBS
Patronized by
British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, General RUSKIN'S Library Foundation
In Cooperation with
Kao Corporation, Sompo Japan Insurance Inc., Toppan Printing Co., Takenaka Corporation, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., East Japan Railway Company
In Special Sponsored by
British Council
Sponsored by
Japan Airlines, Nippon Cargo Airlines