Exhibitions Open Over the New Year

Art museums and galleries to visit during winter break

In Features by Jennifer Pastore 2020-12-28

Many venues will be closed for Japan’s New Year holidays, but here are a few spaces in the Tokyo area keeping their doors open:

Work by Yoshitomo Nara at the Mori Art Museum exhibition 'STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World – Stars are Not Made Overnight!'

Open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World – Stars are Not Made Overnight!
Where: Mori Art Museum
Dates: July 31, 2020–January 3, 2021
Tickets: Please make reservations

King & Queen from the National Portrait Gallery, London
Where: Ueno Royal Museum
Dates: October 10, 2020–January 11, 2020
Tickets: Please make reservations

Connections: 150 years of Modern Art in Japan and France
Where: Pola Museum of Art
Dates: November 14, 2020–April 4, 2021

Closed on New Year’s Day Only
Bernard Buffet Retrospective
Where: Bunkamura Museum of Art
Dates: Nov. 21, 2020–January 24, 2021
Closed on January 1, 2021
Tickets: Please make reservations

Contemporary Art
Work by Izumi Kato at the Teien exhibition 'Garden of Life: Eight Contemporary Artists Venture into Nature'Living Tokyo – I Love Art 15
Where: Watari-um
Dates: September 5, 2020–January 31, 2021
Closed: December 31, 2020–January 4, 2021

Sleeping: Life with Art – From Goya and Rubens to Shiota Chiharu
Where: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Dates: November 25, 2020–February 23, 2021
Closed: December 28, 2020–January 1, 2021
Tickets: Please make reservations

Garden of Life: Eight Contemporary Artists Venture into Nature
Where: Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Dates: October 17, 2020–January 12, 2021
Closed: December 28, 2020–January 4, 2021

Japanese Culture
Higashiyama Kaii and Nihonga Depicting Four Seasons
Where: Yamatane Museum of Art
Dates: November 21, 2020–January 24, 2021
Closed: December 28, 2020–January 2, 2021

The Extraordinary Drawings of Kyosai
Where: Tokyo Station Gallery
Dates: November 28, 2020–February 7, 2021
Closed: December 28, 2020–January 1, 2021
Tickets: Please make reservations

Hyuga Masamune: The National Treasure Sword and Art for the Generals
Where: Mitsui Memorial Museum
Dates: November 21, 2020–January 27, 2021
Closed: December 26, 2020–January 3, 2021
Tickets: Please make reservations

Reopening Celebration III: Art Revisited, Beauty Revealed – Six Storied Exchanges
Where: Suntory Museum of Art
Dates: December 16, 2020–February 28, 2021
Closed: December 28, 2020–January 1, 2021

'Eiko Ishioka: Blood, Sweat, and Tears—A Life of Design' at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Shows at Popular Museums
Rimpa and Impressionism: Arts Produced by Urban Cultures, East and West
Where: Artizon Museum
Dates: November 14, 2020–January 24, 2021
Closed: December 28, 2020–January 4, 2021
Tickets: Please make reservations
Reviewed here

Eiko Ishioka: Blood, Sweat, and Tears—A Life of Design
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Dates: November 14, 2020–February 14, 2021
Closed: December 28–January 1, 2021
Reservations prioritized

1894 Visions: Odilon Redon and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Where: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
Dates: October 24, 2020–January 17, 2021
Closed: December 31, 2020–January 1, 2021 (Open January 4, 2021)
Reservations accepted
Reviewed here

traNslatioNs – Understanding Misunderstanding
Where: 21_21 Design Sight
Dates: October 16, 2020–March 7, 2021
Closed: December 26, 2020–January 3, 2021

'traNslatioNs - Understanding Misunderstanding' at 21_21 Design Sight

Galleries
Charlotte Dumas “Bezoar”
Where: Maison Hermès
Dates: August 27, 2020–December 29, 2020
Closed: From December 30, 2020

Doug Aitken “New Ocean: Thaw”
Where: Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo
Dates: November 13, 2020–February 7, 2021
Closed: January 1, 2021

Jun Oson “D_I_S_T_A_N_C_E”
Where: Diesel Art Gallery
Dates: October 30, 2020–February 4, 2021
Closed: January 1, 2021

'Jun Oson “D_I_S_T_A_N_C_E' at Diesel Art Gallery

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