Ishibashi Collection Selections “New Acquisitions: The Paul Klee Collection”

Artizon Museum

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[Image: Paul Klee Garden Vision,1925 oil on cardboard mounted on wooden strainer 24.0×30.0 cm]

Ends in 35 days

*The Artizon Museum will reopen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, after its temporary closure to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

In 2019, the Artizon Museum acquired a collection of twenty-four works by the Swiss artist Paul Klee (1879-1940) that had been owned by a prominent Japanese collector. This group of works provides a comprehensive view of most aspects of the artist’s oeuvre, from the 1910s, when he rose to fame after participating in the Secession exhibition and the Blaue Reiter in Munich, through the 1920s, when he taught at the Bauhaus, and the 1930s, near the end of his life. In both quantity and quality, it may be one of the most distinguished collections of Klee’s work in the world. It clearly presents the trajectory of Klee’s ceaseless artistic experimentation with a variety of materials and techniques, his distinctive terrain. This group of works is especially valuable for further spurring understanding of this artist, his rare creativity, and his art. The exhibition will present twenty-five works: “Klee’s Island” (1932), which had already been part of the museum’s collection, plus the twenty-four new acquisitions, for visitors to enjoy experiencing the essence of Klee’s art and its fascination.



from June 23, 2020 to October 25, 2020
The museum will not be open in the evenings for the forseeable future.


Paul Klee


Online tickets: Adults ¥1100, College Students and Under free, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
fridays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.


Address: 1-7-2 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031
Phone: 03-3563-0241 Fax: 03-3561-2130

5 minute walk from the Yaesu Central exit of JR Tokyo Station, 5 minute walk from exit 6 at Kyobashi Station on the Ginza line, 5 minute walk from exit B1 at Nihombashi Station on the Ginza and Tozai lines or Toei Asakusa line.

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