Feature Exhibition in Celebration of ICOM Kyoto 2019   Masterworks of the Kyoto National Museum: Temple and Shrine Treasures

General Information

Exhibition Title Feature Exhibition in Celebration of ICOM Kyoto 2019
Masterworks of the Kyoto National Museum: Temple and Shrine Treasures
Period August 14 - September 16, 2019
On September 7, admission is free.
Venue Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries)
Transportation JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus / Map
Closed Closed on Monday
*The museum will be opened on Monday September 2 and Monday September 16 (national holiday), 2019.
Museum Hours Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday, September 7: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Fridays and Saturdays (except September 7): 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Entrance until 8:30 p.m.)
Admission Adult 520 yen (410 yen)
Univ. Student 260 yen (210 yen)
*Fees in parentheses are for groups of 20+
*Admission is free for high school students and other youths age 0–17, seniors over 70, visitors with disabilities and one caretaker, and for Campus Members (including faculty). Please show I.D.

Images from the Exhibit

The Kyoto National Museum was originally founded in the late nineteenth century as a repository for sacred treasures owned by temples and shrines. Even today, some of the most important works of art in its storage are not owned by the museum but entrusted on long-term loan. This exhibition of temple- and shrine-owned masterworks features some of the most exquisite and famous works of art in all of Japan—a veritable textbook of Japanese art treasures. This extraordinarily rare opportunity is being organized in honor of the ICOM (International Council of Museums) General Conference in Kyoto, September 1–7.

Galleries are:

3F-1: Ceramics from Kyoto Temples and Shrines
3F-2: Archaeological National Treasures
2F-1: Large Scale Portraiture from Early Kyoto Temples
2F-2: The Elegance of Classical Court Culture: Magnificent Heian Buddhist Painting
2F-3: Celebrated Paintings of the Early Kano School
2F-4: Sliding Door Paintings from Kyoto Temples
2F-5: The Flowering of Edo Painting
1F-1: Buddhist and Shinto Images of Kyoto
1F-2: Masterpieces of Song and Yuan Painting from Japanese Temples
1F-3: National Treasure Calligraphy from Kyoto Temples and Shrines
1F-4: Textiles that Adorned Shinto Gods, Buddhas, and People
1F-5: Sacred Objects in Metal
1F-6: Lacquer Treasures from Temple and Shrine Collections

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