Walls & Bridges ― Touching the World, Living the World

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum



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Featuring five artists—Katsukichi Higashi (1908-2007), Tazuko Masuyama (1917-2006), Silvia Minio-Paluello Yasuda (1934-2000), Zbyněk Sekal (1923-1998), and Jonas Mekas (1922-2019). All were creators who, by the very passion they put into expression, transformed the barriers surrounding them into a “bridge” to new possibilities. For them, expression through art was a necessary action for living better and the energy source indispensable to their lives.
The five artists’ works—an ensemble of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and films—arise from entirely different backgrounds, yet share an unusual affinity: the importance each assigns to “memory.” In our encounter with five creators who never met, we will feel moved to imaginatively enter each creator’s unexpected world. From this chain of experiences, we will derive a deep sense of the beauty and strength of art created as a means of living.


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from July 22, 2021 to October 09, 2021
Closed on 9/21. Open on 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/30, and 9/20.


Adults ¥800, Seniors 65 & Over ¥500, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 17:30
Note:Closed on every 1st and 3rd Monday. Closed during the New Year holidays. Closed on Mondays during special exhibition. (Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.)


Address: 8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
Phone: 03-3823-6921 Fax: 03-3823-6920

7 minute walk from the Park exit of JR Ueno Station, 10 minute walk from the Ikenohata exit of Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Main line, 10 minute walk from exit 7 at Ueno Station on the Ginza and Hibiya lines.

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