Edward Burne-Jones Exhibit at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum
The Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum is proud to present Japan’s first comprehensive examination of works by the British Pre-Raphaelite painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones through Aug 19, 2012. Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) was a 19th century British painter known for his intricate realism and unparalleled imagination, seen in his large-scale paintings, church stained glass windows and book illustrations.
Under the curation of Stephen Wildman, director of the Ruskin Research Centre at Lancaster University, and with the extensive cooperation of the Birmingham Museums Trust, home to one of the world’s leading collections of work by the artist, the exhibition will include approximately 80 works specially selected from both domestic and foreign institutions. Among these will be oil and watercolor paintings, sketches, rare books, and tapestries dealing with themes such as myths, tales and the Bible, as well as works from Burne-Jones’ most notable series, which convey the essence of his art, including St George, Cupid and Psyche, Pygmalion, Perseus, and The Briar Rose.
The Mitsubishi Ichigokan Building was originally designed and constructed in the 19th century, and shares the period with Burne-Jones’s career, the event offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the era through the art, architecture and culture of the time.
Time: Open Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. ~ 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday and holidays 10 a.m. ~ 6 p.m. Closed Mondays (except when Monday is a national holiday, in which case, the museum will be closed the following day; open until 6 p.m. on Aug 13)
Admission: General (1,500 yen), University/high school students (1,000 yen), Junior high/elementary school students (500 yen).