Exhibitions in Ueno - Summer 2017



2017.07.20 (Thu)

Several of Japan’s finest museums are located in Ueno Park. They are all within walking distance from Ueno Station, perfect for a visit on a hot or rainy day. Here are some of the exhibitions you can see this summer.

Tokyo National Museum
This museum houses a great collection of art works and antiquities from Japan as well as other Asian countries. This special exhibition with a selection of Buddhist art is open until August 27, 2017: “Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand - Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha.”

National Museum of Western Art
This museum displays a wide selection of western art and has sculptures by Rodin outside. The building is designated as UNESCO World Heritage as one of the sites listed in “The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement”. The special Exhibition “Arcimboldo: Nature into Art” is open until September 24, 2017.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
The new exhibition “Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” is opening today and will be on display until October 9, 2017. July 25 to October 9, 2017 you can also see the works of “Hiroshi Sugito - module or lacuna”.

Ueno Royal Museum
This museum shows changing exhibitions. This month you can see the “Ishikawa Kyuyo Calligraphy Exhibition”.

The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
See items from the university’s collection in this special exhibition commemorating the 130th anniversary of the founding of Tokyo University of the Arts. “The Pandora’s box: Finding the Wondrous in the Geidai Collection” will be shown in two parts, July 11 to August 6, 2017 and August 11 to September 10, 2017.

National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
Until October 1, 2017, you can see the new exhibition about fascinating creatures from the deep sea in “Deep Ocean 2017 - Life” and the Earth”.

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