Top Collection: Learning Into the Pictures

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

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[Image: Robert Doisneau, Les pains de Picasso, 1952, Gelatin silver print ©Atelier Robert Doisneau/Contact]

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The TOP Collection is an ongoing series of exhibitions presenting works from the collection of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. This edition deals with the theme of “Enjoying and Learning.” The type of learning that occurs in a museum is a different experience from learning something at school or from a book. The type of total-body learning that arises from the spatial atmosphere of the building, the rhythm of the works on the wall, and the presence created by the actual size of the works is wholly unique to the museum. If you look closely at the works showing things that are interesting to you instead of seeing them as documents from a given era or sources of information, you may realize something about the works that you hadn’t noticed in the past. Discovering something you don’t understand and simply enjoying that feeling is another way of learning at the museum. Drawing on the museum’s vast collection of over 34,000 items, this exhibition introduces a host of outstanding works from a wide range of times and places, inviting you to enjoy the rich and diverse types of learning that are possible at the museum.



from May 12, 2018 to August 05, 2018
Open until 21:00 on Thursdays and Fridays from July 19th to August 31st.



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