ITABASHI ART MUSEUM2019
The Itabashi Art Museum was opened on May 20, 1979 as the first municipal art museum in the 23 cities of Tokyo. On its 40th anniversary this year in 2019, the museum will reopen after a large-scale renovation that meets the needs of the museum’s various activities. The main collections of the museum are Early Modern Japanese Paintings including the Edo Kano School, Avant-Garde art from the Taisho to early Showa era, and works of artists who have connections with Itabashi.
It has held important exhibitions that introduce Edo culture and the Ikebukuro Montparnasse School, based on research and the collection of artworks. Moreover, it holds exhibitions on illustration and design including the Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Illustrators Exhibition. The aim of the museum is to become more widely known among visitors through lectures and workshops related to these exhibitions.
5-34-27 Akatsuka, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 175-0092 JAPAN
TEL: (+81) 03-3979-3251 FAX: (+81) 03-3979-3252
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ticket available until 4:30 p.m.)
Closed : Mondays (or Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday),
the year-end and New Year holidays, and between exhibitions.
From NISHI-TAKASHIMADAIRA (Toei Subway Mita line -(I) 27-),15 min by walk
From CHIKATETSU-AKATSUKA (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line -(Y) 03-), 25 min by walk
From TAKASHIMADAIRA -west exit- (Toei Subway Mita line -(I) 25-), 15 min by bus or 5 min by taxi
From SHIMO-AKATSUKA (Tobu Tojo line), 22 min by walk
From NARIMASU -north exit- (Tobu Tojo line), 10 min by bus or 5 min by taxi
Admission fee (*Group - 20 people or more)
Adult 650yen (*450yen)
Adult over 65 (with current ID) 325yen
College & University Students (full-time with current ID) 450yen (*300yen)
High School Students (with current ID) 450yen (*300yen)
Junior High School Students & Elementary School Students 200yen (*100yen)
**High School Students and Junior High School Students & Elementary School Students are Free on every Saturday.
We will open only special exhibitions. No permanent exhibitions.
June 29 – August 12, 2019
This exhibition introduces the selected works of one of the most important competitions on picture book illustration held this year for the 53rd time in Italy. In this edition, 2,901 artists from 62 countries applied and 76 of them were selected from 27 countries, including 10 Japanese artists. There will be various events related to picture books during the exhibition. A small exhibition on the architectural history of the museum commemorating the renewal opening will also be held at the same time.
September 7 - October 6, 2019
The Itabashi Art Museum is specialized in the collection of artwork by Japanese Avant-Garde painters and has organized important exhibitions on this period. Masa’aki Terada, Chōzaburō Inoue and other painters, who resided in Ikebukuro Montparnasse, moved to the city of Itabashi after the Second World War. These artists continued painting with the Avant-Garde spirit of the early Showa era well after the war. In this exhibition, works by Toshiyuki Hasekawa, Hideo Noda and Saburō Asō, acquired by the museum in 2017, will be shown. In addition, newly donated works will also be exhibited for the first time.
Toshiyuki Hasekawa《Swimming pools》1932, Itabashi Art Museum(New Collection)
October 16 - November 10, 2019
November 23, 2019 - January 13, 2020
Katsumi Komagata, graphic designer and creator of books, is gathering attention around the world with his picture books such as “Little Eyes” and “Little Tree”. Komagata’s work is produced by focusing on each theme with the utmost care. The exhibition will consist of picture books, graphic design artwork and material that document his workshop activities.
January 21 - February 23, 2020
February 6 - 9, 2020
**This exhibition will be held at Narimasu Act Hall (Near from NARIMASU -north exit- (Tobu Tojo line)
March 7 - May 10, 2020
Takashi Fukai is one of the most important sculptors in Japan. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, he has taught sculpture at his alma mater for 35 years. He has created works based on recurrent motifs such as winged chairs and horses, the Pegasus, using camphor wood. His unique works are highly esteemed in Japan and overseas. After retirement, he keeps creating in Itabashi, where he has lived since his school days, and in his hometown, Gunma. Some of his new works will be presented for the first time in this dynamic exhibition, where one can fully experience the world of Takashi Fukai.