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Vilhelm Hammershøi and Danish Painting of the 19th Century

One of Denmark’s most celebrated painters, Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) quietly and resolutely painted close acquaintances, landscapes, and subdued interiors. Influenced by 17th-century Dutch painting, Hammershøi is sometimes called “the Vermeer of the North” for his depictions of tranquil room interiors. Only since the 1990s has he returned to the limelight as a result of comprehensive retrospectives of his work, including major exhibitions at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. A retrospective held in Japan in 2008 profoundly impacted Japanese fans of Hammershøi’s work.

This exhibition will be the first comprehensive survey in Japan of Vilhelm Hammershøi and the masters of Danish modern art. Besides works by Hammershøi, visitors can look forward to seeing many of the finest paintings by his contemporaries.

Tokyo

  • Admission(tax included)

    Tickets at the door Advance tickets/Group tickets
    General ¥1,600 ¥1,400
    College students ¥1,300 ¥1,100
    HS students ¥800 ¥600
    Seniors 65+ ¥1,000 ¥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
    ※Free entry for visitors of 65 years and over on February 19 and March 18. Crowds expected.
  • Venue

    TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM
    8-36 Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007
    https://www.tobikan.jp/en/

  • Period

    January 21 (Tue) – March 26 (Thu), 2020
  • Hours

    9:30 – 17:30 (Until 20:00 on Fridays, February 19, March 18)
    ※Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed

    Mondays, February 25
    (Open the Monday of February 24, March 23)
  • Access

    東京都美術館 MAP
    Time required from the nearest stations
    (1) 7 min walking from JR “Ueno Station” Park Exit.
    (2) 10 min walking from “Ueno Station” Exit 7, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Hibiya Line.
    (3) 10 min walking from Keisei Line “Ueno Station”
    ※ No parking area, so please refrain from coming by car.
  • Organized by

    Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, The Yomiuri Shimbun


    TOKYO TOKYO FESTIVAL

  • Supported by

    Embassy of Denmark

    
デンマーク大使館

  • Sponsored by

  • In Cooperation with

    eplus, Lufthansa Cargo AG., J-WAVE
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Yamaguchi

  • Venue

    Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum
    3-1, Kameyama-cho, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi 753-0089, Japan

  • Period

    April 7 (Tue) – June 7 (Sun), 2020
  • Hours

    9:00-17:00
    (Last admission at 16:30)
  • Closed

    Mondays
    ※Open the Monday of May 4, June 1
  • Access

    Take JR Yamaguchi Line from JR Shin-Yamaguchi Sta. Get off the train at Yamaguchi Sta. and walk for about 15 minutes.
  • Organized by

    Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yamaguchi Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
  • Supported by

    Embassy of Denmark

    
デンマーク大使館

  • In Cooperation with

    Lufthansa Cargo AG
  • General Inquiries