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[2017] Art in Autumn: Tokyo's Best Art Exhibitions in October

[2017] Art in Autumn: Tokyo's Best Art Exhibitions in October

Update: 17 October 2017

The beautiful October with its clear skies and mild temperatures has an astonishing amount of grand masters of art to offer, from Gogh to various art events. With a lineup like this, art lovers won't be disappointed!

Van Gogh & Japan

Van Gogh & Japan

The great Vincent van Gogh, master of Dutch Impressionism, was fascinated by Japan and was profoundly influenced especially by ukiyo-e. The Van Gogh & Japan exhibition showcases about 40 oil paintings and drawings alongside about 50 ukiyo-e prints of Japanese masters of Gogh’s time. This offers a fascinating glimpse into the mutual fascination between the artists and the cultures. Come and discover both van Gogh and Japan from an entirely new, artistic perspective!

Date: October 24 (Tue) 2017 - January 8 (Mon, national holiday) 2018
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (open until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays, November 1, 2, and 4.)
Admission: 1,600 yen (1,300 yen) regular; 1,300 (1,100) for college students; 800 yen (600 yen) for high school students; 1,000 yen (800 yen) for seniors of 65 years and older.
※The prices in (parentheses) are the group price for 20 people and more.
※Free admission for junior high students and younger.
※Advance ticket sale until October 23
Closed: Mondays, December 31, January 1
※The museum is open on January 8.

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
    • Address 8-36, Uenokouen, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007
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    • Nearest Station Ueno Station (Hokkaido Shinkansen Line / Tohoku Shinkansen Line / Akita Shinkansen Line / Yamagata Shinkansen Line / Joetsu Shinkansen Line / Hokuriku Shinkansen Line / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Tohoku Main Line / JR Utsunomiya Line / JR Takasaki Line / JR Joban Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
      7 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3823-6921

Fear in Painting

Fear in Painting
Paul Delaroche, The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, © The National Gallery, London. Bequeathed by the Second Lord Cheylesmore, 1902

This unique exhibition is based on the bestselling book by Kyoko Nakano, both an art historian and a scholar of German literature. The Fear in Painting exhibition doesn’t just commemorate the tenth anniversary of her publication, it also adds news works to the original selection, sure to send a shiver down your spine.
Dark, mysterious, and eerie is the best way to describe what awaits, with the main attraction being Paul Delaroche’s The Execution of Lady Jane Grey. It is the first time that this masterpiece is exhibited in Japan and this pride of London’s National Gallery is so delicately painted and realistic, you might find yourself sucked into the gruesome scene, unable to look away.

Date: October 7 (Sat) – December 17 (Sun), 2017
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission: 1,600 yen regular
Closed: always open during the time of the exhibition

  • The Ueno Royal Museum
    • Address 1-2, Uenokouen, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007
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    • Nearest Station Ueno Station (Hokkaido Shinkansen Line / Tohoku Shinkansen Line / Akita Shinkansen Line / Yamagata Shinkansen Line / Joetsu Shinkansen Line / Hokuriku Shinkansen Line / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Tohoku Main Line / JR Utsunomiya Line / JR Takasaki Line / JR Joban Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3833-4191

DESIGNART 2017

DESIGNART 2017
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DESIGNART 2017 is a brand-new festival that seeks to bring together design, art, fashion, food, technology, and more in one colorful festival. Various designers and artists will showcase their work at over 70 different venues scattered in Tokyo’s most prominent hubs, such as Shibuya, Harajuku, or Roppongi. Galleries, cafés, and shops will turn into centers of creativity and culture.
Even luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton is part of DESIGNART 2017, making both the festival and their shops more approachable to everyone, regardless of gender, age, and nationality.

Date: October 16 (Mon) – October 22 (Sun), 2017
Venue areas: Omotesando / Gaienmae, Harajuku / Meijijingumae, Shibuya / Ebisu, Daikanyama / Nakameguro, Roppongi / Hiroo
※Hours, holidays, and admission depend on the venue.

Shibukaru Matsuri 2017

Shibukaru Matsuri 2017

Shibukaru Matsuri is an annual culture event by female creators. It showcases all kinds of works by up-and-coming female artists, such as installations, artworks, performances, and more! It’s a wonderful festival that offers a plethora of unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences of all sorts! Since the festival’s birth in 2011, Shibuya Parco has served as the event’s main venue, but this year, Shibukaru Matsuri moves to GALLERY X BY PARCO. Make sure to head over to Shibuya Club Quattro on October 20, where the official kickoff party for Shibukaru Matsuri will be held!

Date: October 20 (Fri) – October 29 (Sun), 2017
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
※Depending on the schedule, hours may be subject to change.
Admission: free
Closed: always open during the event

  • GALLERY X BY PARCO
    GALLERY X BY PARCO
    • Address 13-17 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to 150-0042

Museum of Together

Museum of Together

The Museum of Together exhibition seeks to promote diversity with over 500 works of diverse artists from all walks of life, of all sorts of genres, and working with all kinds of materials. The exhibition is deliberately designed to be as accessible as possible to accommodate to people with disabilities, including sign-language tours. The artworks are as diverse as the people who create them – and the people who come to see them, knowing no limits or boundaries. Dive into a rich and colorful world of art that will welcome you with open arms, no matter who you are or where you come from!

Date: October 13 (Fri) – October 31 (Tue), 2017
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (until 6:00 p.m. on October 13)
Admission: free
Closed: always open during the exhibition

  • SPIRAL MINA-TO
    SPIRAL MINA-TO
    • Address 5-6-23, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062
    • Nearest Station Omotesando Station(Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)
      0 minute on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3498-4015

Tadao Ando: Endeavors

Tadao Ando: Endeavors
ポートレイト,(撮影:荒木経惟)

The famous architect and former boxer Tadao Ando has a colorful background. The Tadao Ando: Endeavors exhibition showcases half a century’s worth of his career, including the designs of his very first projects. From sketches to models, over 270 exhibits are on display, allowing you a personal and detailed glimpse into the world of the star architect. One of the biggest highlights of the exhibition is his work “Curch of the Light,” faithfully reproduced in full scale. Immersive, real, and authentic – Tadao Ando: Endeavor is one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year.

Date: September 27 (Wed) – December 18 (Mon)
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (open until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays)
Admission: 1,500 yen regular
Closed: Tuesdays

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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