About the Exhibition

The Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art will hold "Masterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection" from January 3 to March 15, 2020. This exhibition introduces the works of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism from the collections of the Courtauld Museum in London.


エドゥアール・マネ《フォリー=ベルジェ―ルのバー》1882年/油彩、カンヴァス © Courtauld Gallery (The Samuel Courtauld Trust)

London's Courtauld Gallery is a treasure house of world-renowned Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works - Manet's late masterpiece A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Renoir's Theatre Box displayed at the First Impressionist Exhibition, Cézanne's The Card Players, Gauguin's Te Rerioa - these are just some of the masterpieces at the Courtauld. While these works are rarely lent for display outside London, improvements at the Courtauld have allowed us to bring these works to Japan. The Courtauld was founded by Samuel Courtauld (1876-1947), an English industrialist who was also an avid art collector with a superb eye. Determined to convey the enchantment of modern French painting to his own country, he energetically collected such works, mainly in the 1920s. In 1932, he decided to found art research and teaching institute at the University of London and donate his collection for its gallery. The research institute was named the Courtauld Institute of Art, and the Courtauld Gallery was created as its exhibition space. The Courtauld's research aspect is also seen in this exhibition's interpretative materials that highlight the findings of art historical and scientific investigations of each work. Visitors will enjoy this chance to have an in-person dialogue with a splendid selection of approximately 60 paintings and sculptures from the Courtauld Gallery.


ポール・セザンヌ《カード遊びをする人々》1892-96年頃 © Courtauld Gallery (The Samuel Courtauld Trust)


ピエール=オーギュスト・ルノワール《桟敷席》1874年 © Courtauld Gallery (The Samuel Courtauld Trust)

Event Info

TitleMasterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection
PeriodFriday, January 3 – Sunday, March 15, 2020
VenueAichi Prefectural Museum of Art (Aichi Arts Center 10th Floor)
Hours10:00-18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays)
*Final admission : 30 minutes before closing
ClosedMondays, January 14 and February 25 (Open on the Mondays of January 13, February 24 and March 9)
AdmissionGeneral 1,600 (1,400) / University and High-school students 1,300 (1,100)