Musée du Louvre. Peinture de genre. Scènes de la vie quotidienne.
(Louvre Museum: Genre Painting - Scenes from Daily Life)


Peinture de genre (genre painting) refers to works that deal with the subject of everyday life. This exhibition, made up of 83 works that were carefully selected from the Musée du Louvre’s massive collection, traces the development of genre painting across four centuries, from the Renaissance to the mid-19th century. In addition to Vemeer’s The Astronomer, which will be shown in Japan for the first time, the exhibition presents works by prominent painters from every era and region including Tiziano, Rembrandt, Murillo, Watteau, Chardin, and Millet, allowing viewers to enjoy the diverse charms of genre painting.

Dates February 21 (Sat.) - June 1 (Mon.), 2015
Closed on Tuesdays (except May 5 and 26)
Opening hours 10:00-18:00
※10:00-20:00 on Fridays and May 23, 24, 30 and 31
※10:00-22:00 on Saturday, April 25
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo (Kokuritsu-Shin-Bijutsukan), Special Exhibition Gallery 1E
7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-8558
Organized by The National Art Center, Tokyo, Musée du Louvre, Nippon Television Network Corporation, The Yomiuri Shimbun
With the support of Embassy of France / Institut français du Japon
With the special sponsorship of Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
With the sponsorship of Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
With the Cooperation of Air France, Nippon Express Co., Ltd., East Japan Railway Company, BS Nippon Corporation, CS Nippon Corporation,
RF RADIO NIPPON CO., LTD., J-WAVE, INC., InterFM CO., LTD., Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Inc.,
Television Kanagawa Inc.
With the special cooperation of NTV Europe B.V.
This exhibition is covered by the Japanese Act on the Indemnification of Damage to Works of Art in Exhibitions (Act No.17 of 2011)
Admission(tax included)
General 1,600yen(Adults), 1,200yen(College students), 800yen(High school students)
Advance/Group 1,400 yen(Adults), 1,000 yen(College students), 600 yen(High school students)
  • Visitors who are under junior high school students and disabled people with ID booklets (along with the one attendant) will be admitted for free.
  • Free entrance to the exhibition for high school students from 18th of March to 6th of April, 2015, upon presenting students ID.
  • Advance tickets can be purchased through the above services and at the National Art Center, Tokyo from November 1(Sat.), 2014 – February 20(Fri.), 2015.
  • Group tickets will only be available at the venue and discounts only applicable to groups of 20 people or more.
  • Reduction (100 yen off) applies for visitors who present the ticket stub of a concurrent exhibition at The National Art Ceter, Tokyo, Suntory Museum of Art or Mori Art Museum (Art Triangle Roppongi).
  • For Students, faculty and staff, of “Campus Members”, group discounts are applies for purchasing tickets.
  • Credit card (UC, Master Card, VISA, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club, DISCOVER) and e-cash (Suica, PASMO, ICOCA, etc.) and iD and J-Debit and Union Pay are available for purchasing tickets.
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