About the Exhibition

Guercino (1591-1666) is considered one of the greatest painters of the Italian Baroque. Guercino created influential works that greatly impacted the development of Baroque painting. His art also helped lay a foundation for the academic style of painting, and at one time, he numbered among the most famous painters in Italian art history. In the 19th century, when artists rejected the academic tradition and sought to express new ideas, Guercino’s work was rejected and forgotten. Since the mid-20th century, however, his work has been re-evaluated, and in recent years, several large exhibitions devoted to Guercino have been held. The National Museum of Western Art, which possesses an oil painting by Guercino in its collection, will this time explore the entire scope of this long forgotten artist’s career through 44 oil paintings in what will be the first Guercino exhibition in Japan.
Many of the works are on loan from the Municipal Art Gallery of Cento, Italy, which in May 2012 suffered enormous damage in a massive quake. The Municipal Art Gallery remains closed at this time with no prospect of reopening soon. The exhibition is being held as a reconstruction aid event with a portion of its proceeds going to the Municipal Art Gallery’s rebuilding.

Admission Fee

VenueThe National Museum of Western Art (Ueno Park, Tokyo)
DateTuesday 3 March 2015 - Sunday 31 May 2015
Hours9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays 9:30 am - 8:00 pm (Admission ends 30 mins. before closing time)
ClosedMondays except 30 March, 4 and 18 May 2015
Organized byThe National Museum of Western Art, Soprintendenza per i beni storici, artistici ed etnoantropologici di Bologna Ferrara Forli’-Cesena Ravenna e Rimini, Cento City, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, INC.
With the support ofMinistry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ambasciata d'Italia a Tokyo
With the sponsorship ofKodama Printing Co., LTD, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
With the cooperation ofThe Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust, Alitalia-Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A., ARTERìA, Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd., Nippon Express, The Western Art Foundation

Admission Fee

Admission FeeRegular AdmissionAdvance Purchase/Group Ticket
College students1,300yen1,100yen
High school students800yen600yen
Junior high school and younger children admitted free of charge.
Visitors with physical disabilities admitted free with one accompanying adult (ID required).
Group purchase: more than 20 people.
Advance purchase tickets will be on sale until Monday 2 March 2015.
At the museum ticket counter, advance ticket will be available until Monday 12 January 2015.
Full admission fees apply from Tuesday 3 March 2015.


7-7, Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007

1-minute walk from Park Exit (Koen-guchi) of JR Ueno Station,

7-minute walk from Keisei Ueno Station of Keisei Railways,

8-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Subway Ueno Station of Ginza Line or Hibiya Line

There is no parking at the museum.

General Information

03-5777-8600 (Japanese only)