Museum closed 4/1 to 4/19, 2019

April 20(Sat.) to June 30(Sun.), 2019
(Closed on Mondays, Open on April 29, May 6)

Charles-François Daubigny 《Les Bords de l’Oise》1862
Huile sur bois 26,5 x 55,9 cm
Legs Lundy, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Reims
Inv. 887.3.52
© Christian Devleeschauwer

Charles-François Daubigny

This is the first exhibition of the works of Charles-François-Daubigny (1817 -1878) in Japan. A landscape painter who is rep-resentative of 19th century France, Daubigny created fresh and beautiful depictions of the ever-changing waterfront landscapes. He became the bridge linking the Barbizon School and the Im-pressionists, and left his influence on artists such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. This exhibition features more than 50 pieces spanning his early works to his later works, with a focus on his oil paintings. It also introduces more than 10 works by Daubigny’s contemporaries, including Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, and Théodore Rousseau.
The exhibition features works held by museums and personal collectors in and outside of Japan, particularly in France.


Museum closed 7/1 to 7/12, 2019

July 13(Sat.) to September 29(Sun.), 2019
(Closed on Mondays, Open on July 15, August 12, September 16, September 23)

Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse
© 1969,renewed 1997 by Leo Lionni/Pantheon
Works by Leo Lionni, On Loan By The Lionni Family

Leo Lionni for everyone

An exhibition of works by Leo Lionni (1910 – 1999), a graphic designer and picture book illustrator who was mainly active in Italy and the United States. In Japan, he is beloved by many fans for his picture book illustrations, including “Little Blue and Little Yellow,” which was the first illustrated book for children to incorporate abstract expressions, as well as “Swimmy”and “Frederick,” which are also familiar to many as elementary school texts. This exhibi-tion puts the spotlight on Lionni’s eventful life and wide range of creative activities. The display of his various works, including original illustrations for picture books, designs, oil paintings, and sculptures, provides a three-dimensional glimpse into Lionni’s world.


Museum closed in preparation for relocation
September 30(Mon.) to February 14(Fri.), 2019
※The museum will not be holding its free viewing day on October 1.

・The museum is scheduled to move and reopen within the building’s premises in May 2020.
・The museum shop will also be closed while the museum is closed during this period.

February 15(Sat.) to March 15(Sun.), 2020
(Closed on Mondays)


Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award Exhibition

This is the 8th exhibition of works submitted for the contemporary painting compe-tition. As a “gateway to success” for new and emerging artists, regardless of age or affiliation, this exhibition features approximately 70 works selected from pieces submitted by artists across Japan (of which 9 are award-winning works). Enjoy these works that capture the sensibilities of their time through various techniques and motifs. These are works of true power, which can potentially become world-class pieces of art in the future. An audience award will also be presented based on votes submitted by visitors.

★This will be the last exhibition held on the 42nd fl. of the building.

Museum closed 3/16 to 3/31, 2020