Meiji, Splendors of Imperial Japan (1868-1912)

17 October 2018–14 January 2019

Exhibition Overview


On the occasion of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, this exhibition will highlight the many upheavals associated with the Meiji era (1868-1912), which was an unprecedented revolution for both Japan and the World.

This exhibition will address different aspects of the modernization of Japan and the internationalization of artistic production through different artistic techniques. It will include, among other things, examples of silverware, cloisonné, photographs, textiles, paintings, bronzes, ceramics to illustrate the changes in society as a whole and in art in particular. She will discover great names in art such Kawanabe Kyosai or Shibata Zeshin. The links between artists and creators in Japan and Europe will also be evoked by bringing together contemporary Japanese and Western works. This event will show the richness of the European public collections (MNAAG, Victoria & Albert Museum, British Museum) or private.

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