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Kyoto is a birth place of traditional arts, crafts and performances of Japan,
and has been maintaining its tradition with the coming of the new age.
Here GTK'd like to introduce the monthly art highlights, museums, creators etc.

Renoir’s light

This exhibition will feature about 60 portraits depicting women and children by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a famous French painter in the 19th century.
He drew various types and ages of women such as the wives and children of his friends, actress and unfamiliar women in the town. He expressed a happiness and beauty of life in his works.
Visitors will find them through women’s beautiful skin and bright cheek and lip in his paintings.
Most notably, “After the Luncheon”, one of his representative paintings will be displayed for the first time in Japan.

Copyright@ Pierre-Auguste Renoir《Girls Picking Flowers in a Meadow》1890, oil on canvas. 65.1×81.0cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection, 39.675 
Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Copyright@ Pierre-Auguste Renoir《After the Luncheon》1879, oil on canvas. 100.5×81.3cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Photo:©Städel Museum‐U.Edelmann‐ARTOTHEK

  • March 19th ~ June 5th, 9:00-17:00 (-19:00 on 3/19,20 & 5/3-8), closed on Mondays (open on 3/21)
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • ¥1500/adult, ¥1200/college & high school students, ¥600/junior high & primary school students ( 5 invitation tickets for GTK readers are available. (10 invitation tickets for GTK readers are available. Please email us if you want:


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