Outline

The painter Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968) was born in Japan in the middle of the Meiji period (1868-1912), but subsequently became a prominent member of the École de Paris (School of Paris), the group of emigré artists who made their home in Paris in the first part of the 20th century. Foujita spent nearly half of his life (which spanned more than eight decades) in France, eventually acquiring French citizenship and dying in Europe. This exhibition, organized with the cooperation of museums in Japan, U.S.A, France, and elsewhere in Europe, provides a major retrospective of Foujita’s entire artistic career on the 50th anniversary of his death. It provides new perspectives and endeavors to capture the essence of his art through a chronological display of major works from each period, organized by genre and including landscapes, portraits, nudes, and religious themes. Among the many highlights are a number of major nudes painted in Foujita’s signature Grand fond blanc (“milky white”). Some of these works have rarely been exhibited in Japan or will be shown here for the first time.

Tokyo

Title

Foujita: A Retrospective
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death
Venue
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo, Ueno-park)
Exhibition Period
July 31(Tue)ーOctober 8(Mon-holiday), 2018
Closed
Mondays, September 18 and 25
(Open the Mondays of August 13, September 17, 24, October 1, 8)
Opening Hours
9:30 – 17:30
(Fridays 9:30-20:00. August 3,10,17,24,31, 9:30-21:00)
*Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
  • Admission
    Tickets at the door
    Advance tickets
    / Group tickets
  • General
    1,600 yen
    1,400 yen
  • College
    students
    1,300 yen
    1,100 yen
  • HS
    students
    800 yen
    600 yen
  • Seniors 65+
    1,000 yen
    800 yen
  • *Group discount ticket: more than 20 persons.
  • *Admission free for visitors junior high school age or younger
Organized
by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture),
The Asahi Shimbun, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc.
Supported
by
Embassy of France / Institut français du Japon
Sponsored by
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.,
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
Special
Cooperation
with
The Japan Foundation
Cooperation with
Tokyo Art Club, JAPAN AIRLINES, Nippon Cargo Airlines
Telephone Inquiry
TEL:03-5777-8600(Hello dial)

Kyoto

Title

Foujita: A Retrospective
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death
Venue
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Exhibition Period
Friday, October 19-Sunday, December 16, 2018
Closed
Mondays
Opening Hours
9:30 – 17:00
(9:30 - 20:00 on Friday and Saturday)
*Final admission:30 minutes before closing
  • Admission
    Tickets at the door
    Advance tickets
    / Group tickets
  • General
    1,500 yen
    1,300 yen
  • College
    students
    1,100 yen
    900 yen
  • HS
    students
    600 yen
    400 yen
  • *Junior high school students or younger are free.
  • *Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
  • *Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
  • *Advance tickets are available between Sept. 1 – Oct. 18, 2018
Organized
by
The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto
The Asahi Shimbun
NHK Kyoto Station

NHK PlanNet, Inc. Kinki Branch Office
Supported
by
Embassy of France / Institut français du Japon
Sponsored by
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.,
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
WEST JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY
Special
Cooperation
with
The Japan Foundation
Cooperation with
Tokyo Art Club, JAPAN AIRLINES, Nippon Cargo Airlines