Posted:Dec 14, 2022

Exhibitions Open Over the New Year Holidays (2022-2023)

Selection of art museums and galleries open from December 28, 2022, to January 4, 2023.

The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo Shinro Ohtake exhibition view

Many venues will be closed for Japan’s New Year holidays (December 29–January 3), but a few exhibitions around the Tokyo area keep their doors open. Bookmark events on the Tokyo Art Beat app and never miss the latest news!

*Opening hours may be shortened during the holidays. Please make sure to check the official websites before your visit.

Open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

“Roppongi Crossing 2022: Coming & Going
Where: Mori Art Museum (Roppongi)
Dates: December 1, 2022 - March 26, 2023
Tickets: Reservations prioritized
Website: https://www.mori.art.museum/eng

Roppongi Crossing 2022: Coming & Going at the Mori Art Museum exhibition view SIDE CORE / EVERYDAY HOLIDAY SQUAD

Picasso “The Blue Period and Beyond
Where: Pola Museum of Art (Hakone)
Dates: September 17, 2022 - January 15, 2023
Website: https://www.polamuseum.or.jp/english/

Pola Museum of Art

Closed on Both Days or New Year’s Day Only

Félix Vallotton - Noir et Blanc
Where: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo (Marunouchi)
Dates: October 29, 2022 - January 29, 2023
Closed: December 31, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Website: http://mimt.jp/english/index.html

Félix Vallotton The Lie, Intimacies I 1897 Woodblock paper Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum Tokyo

Mary Quant
Where: Bunkamura Museum of Art (Shibuya)
Dates: November 26, 2022 - January 29, 2023
Closed: January 1, 2023
Website: http://www.bunkamura.co.jp/english/museum/index.html

Marie Quant and Hair Stylist Vidal Sassoon 1964 © Ronald Dumont / Daily Express / Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Grasping at Clouds: Works from the Hara Museum and the Hara Rokuro Collections
Where: Hara Museum ARC (Gunma)
Dates: March 19, 2022 - January 9, 2023
Closed: January 1, 2023
Website: https://www.haramuseum.or.jp/en/arc/

Hara Museum ARC Photo by Shinya Kogure

Terracotta Warriors and Ancient China - Heritage from the Qin and Han Dynasty
Where: Ueno Royal Museum (Ueno Park)
Dates: November 22, 2022 - February 5, 2023
Closed: December 31, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Tickets: Reservation required
Website: https://www.ueno-mori.org/about/?enlang

Ueno Royal Museum Terracotta Warriors and Ancient China - Heritage from the Qin and Han Dynasty poster

Celebrating Spring - The Coming of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune and the Rabbits
Where: Seikado Bunko Art Museum (Marunouchi)
Dates: January 2, 2022 - February 4, 2023
Closed: ~ January 1, 2023 (Open every day between January 2 and January 10)
Tickets: Reservation prioritized
Website: https://www.seikado.or.jp/english/

Takarabunebiki 1939

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)
Dates: December 21, 2022 - May 28, 2023
Closed: December 28, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Tickets: Reservation prioritized
Website: https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/en/

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams poster

Wendelien Van Oldenborgh, Unset on-set
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)
Dates: November 12, 2022 - February 19, 2023
Closed: December 28, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Website: https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/en/

Wendelien Van Oldenborgh, Unset on-set at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo exhibition view Maurits Script 2006

Shinro Ohtake
Where: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Takebashi)
Dates: November 1, 2022 - February 5, 2023
Closed: December 28, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Website: http://www.momat.go.jp/english

The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo Shinro Ohtake exhibition view

Hoshino Michio: The Eternal Journey
Where: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Ebisu)
Dates: November 19, 2022 - January 22, 2023
Closed: December 29, 2022 - January 1, 2023, and January 4 (Open on January 2 and 3)
Website: http://topmuseum.jp/e/contents/index.html

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum Hoshino Michio: The Eternal Journey poster

Izumi Kato “Parasitic Plastic Models
Where: Watari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art (Gaienmae)
Dates: November 6, 2022 - March 12, 2023
Closed: December 31, 2022 - January 3, 2023
Website: http://www.watarium.co.jp/en/

Watari-um The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art Izumi Kato Parasitic Plastic Models exhibition view

Affections: Objects of Man Ray
Where: Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art (Chiba)
Dates: October 8, 2022 - January 15, 2023
Closed: December 25, 2022 - January 1, 2023, and January 5
Website: https://kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp/en/

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art Affections: Objects of Man Ray exhibition view

Fashion Brand Galleries

Christian Hidaka + Takeshi Murata “Visitors
Where: Maison Hermès (Ginza)
Dates: October 21, 2022 - January 31, 2023
Closed: December 30, 2022 - January 2, 2023
Website: https://www.hermes.com/jp/ja/story/maison-ginza/

Takeshi Murata Still from Larry Loop #7 2022 Digital video Continuous loop Collaboration with Christopher Rutledge

Jun Inagawa “Born in the Madness”
Where: Diesel Art Gallery (Shibuya)
Dates: November 19, 2022 - February 16, 2023
Closed: January 1, 2023
Website: https://www.diesel.co.jp/ja/art-gallery/

Yugo Asami

Yugo Asami

Born in Chiba in 1999. Intern at the Editorial Department of Tokyo Art Beat from June 2021 to December 2023. Graduate student at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Asa Ito Lab). Currently based in Paris. mail: yugo.asami@gmail.com