Special Exhibitions

Impressionist Masterpieces from Marmottan Monet Museum

September 19 (Sat) – December 13 (Sun), 2015

Impressionist Masterpieces from Marmottan Monet Museum
The Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris houses a collection of works compiled and enjoyed by the great Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926) until his death at the age of 86. This exhibition will present some 90 pieces primarily from this collection, which the artist’s son, Michel Monet, bequeathed to the Museum. Through portraits Monet made of his children at various ages, as well as portraits of Monet and his wife by his friend Renoir, landscapes Monet created during his travels, and works he painted in his late years when suffering from cataracts, the exhibition will explore Monet’s profoundly rich creative world.

In his late years, Monet devoted himself to capturing the changing effects of light reflected in water. As he painted the gardens at his home in Giverny, he increasingly took the forms of water lilies and a Japanese bridge into abstraction and produced canvases of shimmering colors and light. These paintings rendered in his late years, often with bold brushstrokes, allow us to experience Monet’s water garden through the artist’s eyes.

The exhibition will also display for a limited period the painting which gave its name to Impressionism, Impression, Sunrise, originally part of the collection of Dr. Georges de Bellio, one of the first admirers of the Impressionist movement.
※The work Impression, Sunrise will be displayed for a limited period: 9/19-10/18
An exhibition of paintings by Claude Monet that the artist kept in his possession throughout his life and works by other artists he purchased or received—what might be called Monet’s private collection.
A distinctive feature of this exhibition is its display of works painted by Monet in his late and final years at Giverny, where he spent the latter half of his life. Besides eight of Monet’s “Water Lilies” works, it also assembles six of his “Japanese Bridge” series paintings depicting the Japanese-style drum bridge over his garden. Viewers can observe in actual paintings Monet’s research into the effects of light and how he imparted variation to works of the same subject.



September 19 (Sat) – December 13 (Sun), 2015
Exhibition Rooms, Special Exhibition Wing
Mondays, as well as Tuesdays of October 13 and November 24 (Open the Mondays of September 21, October 12, November 2, November 23)
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours
Fridays and October 31 to November 2 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)
Open 9:30 – 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays from September 19 to October 17, September 20 to 22, October 11

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 High school students with school ID on September 19 - 30, 2015.
※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), Marmottan Monet Museum, Nippon Television Network Corporation, The Yomiuri Shimbun, BS Nippon Corporation
Supported by
Embassy of France / Institut français du Japon
Special Sponsored by
Sponsored by
DAI-ICHI LIFE, MITSUMURA PRINTING CO., LTD., SECOM CO., LTD., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
In Cooperation with
Air France/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Nippon Express Co., Ltd., East Japan Railway Company, CS Nippon Corporation, RF RADIO NIPPON CO., LTD., J-WAVE, INC., Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Inc., TOKYO MX, Television Kanagawa Inc.
In Special Cooperation with
NTV Europe B.V

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