‘Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art, Washington’

Sixty-eight paintings on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, 38 of which have never been shown in Japan before, have arrived at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo.

The exhibits focus on the National Gallery of Art’s popular works by French impressionists and post-impressionists, such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh. Many of the paintings were donations to the museum, and this exhibition includes impressive works donated by Ailsa Mellon Bruce, the daughter of National Gallery of Art founder Andrew W. Mellon; Feb. 7-May 24.

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; 2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Nijubashimae Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. except holidays till 8 p.m.). ¥1,600. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600; www.mimt.jp/english

Article source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/02/05/arts/openings-in-tokyo/intimate-impressionism-national-gallery-art-washington/

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