On October 25, 80 visitors from Omachi City, Nagano Prefecture, toured the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum and “The Art of the Napoleonic Era” exhibition currently on display. The Omachi City Board of Education organized the tour under the auspices of TFAM’s community outreach program.October 26, 2012
On October 4, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum hosted a group of junior high school students from the Tatemachi Elementary and Junior High School in Hachioji City. Part of TFAM’s ongoing educational services initiative, the 15-year-olds discussed works by François Boucher and Monet, as well as viewed the “The Art of the Napoleonic era” exhibition currently on display at TFAM New Wing’s Permanent Gallery 6-8. The students were also instructed on the proper manners and etiquette when visiting museums.October 4, 2012
A special Tokyo Fuji Art Museum exhibition, “Love, Life and Fellowship: Masters of Western Paintings,” opened at the Fukushima Prefectural Culture Center in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture on September 29. Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato and other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony.
The event, which was hosted by the Fukushima Minpo newspaper in commemoration of its 120th anniversary, featured works by Millet, Renoir and Van Gogh. It was held as a Fukushima prefectural initiative to promote the arts and culture in the aftermath of the devastating 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
Admission for children under the age of six was free. The exhibition will run until November 4, 2012.
The special exhibition, “The Art of the Napoleonic era” formally opened at the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum on September 28. Some 40 works were specially selected from TFAM’s collection of 1,700 artworks and historical artifacts related to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and his reign.
Among the pieces on display are paintings by the artistic titans of the Napoleonic Era, Géricault, Gros and Appiani.
The exhibition will be displayed in the TFAM New Wing’s Permanent Gallery 6-8 and run until December 24, 2012.
The special exhibition, “The Palace of Heaven on Earth: Works from the Palace Museum in Beijing,” organized by the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum formally closed on September 17. The final venue of the exhibition, which opened in Japan in July 2011 and features some 200 works, 19 of which are included among China’s national treasures, was held at the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture.
“The Palace of Heaven on Earth” centers on the lives of women in the historic imperial residence in Beijing spanning five centuries. It drew a total of 1.04 million Japanese visitors, eclipsing the 1.01 million visitors for the “Treasures of the Palace Museum” that TFAM also organized in 1995-96—the until then the largest attendance of a Chinese art exhibition ever recorded in Japan.
On September 12, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum hosted a group of junior high school students from the Kasumi Elementary and Junior High School in Hachioji City. Part of TFAM’s ongoing educational services initiative, the 13-year-olds viewed and discussed works by Brueghel (the Younger) and Renoir, and also took part in the “Uffizi Virtual Museum,” a fully digital and life-sized reproductions of the renowned Italian art gallery’s most prestigious works. The students were also instructed on the proper manners and etiquette when visiting museums.September 12, 2012
Following the renewal of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum’s Japanese-language website on July 3, our Museum has officially launched its English-language edition. We believe the latest upgrade has now become more informative and useful, and will enable us to reach a broader, international audience in line with TFAM’s founding mandate to be a portal and bridge linking the entire world through art and culture exchange.August 24, 2012
On Sunday, August 19, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum held its “Gallery Talk: Secrets of the Uffizi Gallery, Part 1” event, an infotainment program that combines quizzes and games to learn more about the Uffizi Virtual Museum Exhibition now being shown at TFAM. Held over three sessions, the Gallery Talk drew some 60 participants of all ages. Part 2 will be held on Saturday, August 25.August 19, 2012
Tokyo Fuji Art Museum held its Virtual Costume Experience event on Saturday, August 18, drawing some 30 participants who dressed up as figures featured in the masterpieces displayed in the Uffizi Virtual Museum Exhibition currently being shown at the museum. Participants of all ages dressed in wigs, costumes and accessories had their photographs taken.August 18, 2012
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