TOKYO: Art & Photography Exhibition at the Ashmolean


29 July 2021

03 January 2022
Ashmolean Museum
35 Beaumont Street

TOKYO: Art & Photography Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum

About TOKYO: Art & Photography Exhibition at the Ashmolean

TOKYO: Art & Photography Exhibition is a major exhibition at the Ashmolean. This major exhibition explores Japan’s capital city through the varied and vibrant arts it has generated over 400 years, from its beginnings as the headquarters of the Tokugawa shoguns in the early 1600s to the sprawling modern metropolis and dynamic centre of art, photography and design it is today.

Including works on loan from Japan and new commissions by contemporary artists, the show spans the exquisite arts of the Edo period (1603–1868) when the country was officially closed to the outside world; the iconic images of Hokusai and Hiroshige; to the photography of Moriyama Daido and Ninagawa Mika.

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Timed tickets will be in operation, and advance booking is essential.


Exhibition credits

The exhibition is curated by:

Dr Lena Fritsch, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Ashmolean Museum
Dr Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art, Ashmolean Museum

The exhibition is made possible thanks to:

Lead support from The Shikanai Foundation
Principle support from The Ishibashi Foundation
and additional support from The Tokyo Exhibition Circle