Reopening Celebration III
Art revisited, beauty revealed
Six storied exchanges

December 16, 2020 to February 28, 2021

Since its move in March 2007 to Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi, the Suntory Museum of Art has worked under the museum message of “Art revisited, beauty revealed”. These efforts include working across historical divides, bringing together the old and the new. By linking across cultural divisions, whether East and West, national and tribal, new forms of beauty emerge. The true nature of art lies in this uniting and revealing, and today all the more fascinating works are being created amidst this endless interchange.
This exhibition takes Japanese art as its core as it presents carefully chosen selections from the Suntory Museum of Art collection to tell three centuries of stories about art revisited, beauty revealed. Ranging in date from the Edo period through the 1900 Paris World Exposition these stories include the Ko-Imari works that enchanted Europe, the Nabeshima wares refined to suit the shogunal gift presentation system, bingata textiles of the Ryūkyū Kingdom that bring together elements of East Asian culture, Japanese glass created from longings for the West, Edo and Meiji period ukiyo-e that brings together the cultures of East and West, and Gallé, who evoked foreign cultures to create his own sublime expression. We hope you will enjoy these six art stories that revisit and reveal art across national, temporal and material boundaries.




Suntory Museum of Art

Suntory Museum of Art

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Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3F
9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 107-8643, Japan
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