Venetian Renaissance Paintings from the Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice


The Gallerie dell’Accademia first opened to the public in 1817 on the basis of masterpieces in the care of the Venetian art academy, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. The Gallerie dell’Accademia today possesses a rich collection of Venetian paintings from the 14th to the 18th century, some 2,000 works in all. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and Japan, an exhibition of works from the Gallerie dell’Accademia will be held in Japan for the first time. The exhibition’s theme‐Venetian painting of the Italian Renaissance. While artists in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, took as their principle the careful application of colors in a well-ordered composition on the basis of a clear design, the artists of Venice preferred rich coloring in bold, dramatic compositions and explored ways to directly communicate feeling and emotion.

This exhibition will survey Venetian painting from the 15th to early 17th century through some 60 of the Gallerie dell’Accademia’s most important works. Arriving in Japan will be a dazzling array of masterpieces by painters ranging from Giovanni Bellini to Carlo Crivelli, Vittore Carpaccio, Tiziano Vecellio, Jacopo Tintoretto, and Paolo Veronese. Of special note will be The Annunciation (Church of San Salvador, Venice), a late-period altarpiece of large scale by Tiziano, the great master of the Venetian High Renaissance. An exhibition thus focused on Venetian paintings of the Renaissance period has almost no precedent in Japan. It will be a precious opportunity to marvel at paintings that counted among the splendors of Renaissance Venice, City of Water.

Date July 13 (Wed.) – October 10 (Mon.), 2016
Closed on Tuesdays (except for August 16)
Opening hours 10:00~18:00
*10:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, August 6, 13 and 20.
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo (Kokuritsu-Shin-Bijutsukan), Special Exhibition Gallery 2E
7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
Organized by The National Art Center, Tokyo, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. and The Asahi Shimbun
With the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ambasciata d'Italia a Tokyo, BS-TBS, TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. and J-WAVE
With the sponsorship of Nissha Printing Co., Ltd., Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
With the cooperation of Alitalia-Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A., Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd., ARTERÌA and Nippon Express
Admission(tax included)
General 1,600 yen (Adults), 1,200 yen (College students), 800 yen (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 assistant) will be admitted for free.
  • Free entrance to the exhibition for high school students from September 17(Sat.) to September 19(Mon), 2016,upon presenting students ID.
  • Advance tickets on sale from April 1 (Fri.) until July 12 (Tue.), 2016 (only until July 11(Mon.) at the National Art Center, Tokyo).
  • Tickets both Advance and General are available through The National Art Center, Tokyo (only on open days), exhibition website (ONLINE TICKETS), and other major ticket agencies. Service charges may apply. (These service are only available in Japanese.)
  • 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 to visitors who present the ticket stub of a concurrent exhibition at The National Art Center, Tokyo, Suntory Museum of Art or Mori Art Museum (Art Triangle Roppongi).
  • For Students, faculty and staff, of “Campus Members”, group discounts apply to purchasing tickets.
  • Credit card (UC, Master Card, VISA, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club, DISCOVER) , e-cash (Suica, PASMO, ICOCA, etc.), iD, J-Debit and Union Pay are available for purchasing tickets.
Inquiries Tel : +81 (0)3-5405-8686 (Hello Dial)


Section 1: Early Renaissance in Venice: Painters of the 15th Century

Section 2: Golden Age: Titian and His Followers

Section 3: Protagonists of the Later 16th Century: Tintoretto, Veronese and Bassano

Section 4: Last Phase of the Renaissance: Heirs of the Great Masters

Section 5: Venetian Renaissance Portraiture