Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was called a god-like artist for his mastery of all three major artistic forms-- sculpture, painting and architecture. His Sistine Chapel ceiling's image of the Creation of Adam, and his fresco of the Last Judgement are renowned worldwide. And yet, he always referred to himself as a sculptor.


His large-scale sculpture -- such as the Pieta sculpture in St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome and David symbolizing the Florentine republic in Florence, both completed in his early 20s -- reveal his magnificent technical and artistic prowess, and are treasured in their respective regions. This importance in their home locales has meant that it has previously been extremely difficult to hold an exhibition on Michelangelo in Japan focusing on these works.


Working from a core of Michelangelo's masterwork sculptures David-Apollo and Young St. John the Baptist, the approximately 70 works displayed here will explore how artists in their respective periods, Antiquity and the Renaissance, created their own ideal human form.

Period

Tuesday, 19 June – Monday, 24 September, 2018

Venue

The National Museum of Western Art [Tokyo, Ueno-Park]

7-7 Ueno-Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007

Hours

9:30am-5:30pm, 9:30am-9:00pm on Fridays , Saturdays

  • * Addmission ends 30 mins. before closing time

Closing Days

Mondays and Tuesday 17 July

  • * except Monday 16 July, 13 August, 17 September, 24 September

Organized by

The National Museum of Western Art, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc., The Yomiuri Shimbun

With the support of

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Embassy of Italy in Tokyo

With the sponsorship of

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

With the cooperation of

Alitalia - Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A., Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd., The Western art Foundation

With the special cooperation of

MondoMostre

Inquiries

+81(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

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The National Museum of Western Art [Tokyo, Ueno-Park]

7-7 Ueno-Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007
+81(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)


  • 1 minute from Park Exit(Koen-guchi) of JR Ueno Station
  • 7 minutes from Keiesi Ueno Station of Kesei Railways
  • 8 minutes from Tokyo Metro Subway Ueno Station of Ginza Line or Hibiya Line

  • * There are no parking facilities at the museum. Please refrain from coming by car.

Admission (tax included)

 

ADULTS

COLLEGE STUDENTS

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

GENERAL

1,600Yen

1,200Yen

800Yen

ADVANCE/GROUP

1,400Yen

1,000Yen

600Yen

  • * Free admission for junior high school students and younger.
  • * Group prices apply to groups of 20 or more.
  • * Admission free for visitors with physical disabilities (ID required) and one attendant.