The Burrell Collection: A voyage to Impressionism. Vision of a great shipowner-collector

Various locations, Japan

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 10:00

William Burrell was a shipping magnate from Glasgow, which flourished as Britain’s greatest port city during the Industrial Revolution. The Burrell Collection, which brings together artworks from all eras and regions of the world, was donated to the city of Glasgow in 1944, and has been on display to the public in Pollok Country Park, on the outskirts of Glasgow, since 1983. 73 paintings, mainly high-quality French paintings acquired from the perspective of this British collector but also including works by Scottish and Dutch painters, are coming to Japan for the first time while their permanent home undergoes renovations. 7 paintings from Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, including works by Renoir and Van Gogh, are also on display in this exhibition, which traces the shift within art history from Realism to Impressionism.

The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Shibuya-ku, 13, 150-8507
Shizuoka City Museum of Art, Shizuoka-city, 22, 420-0852
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Hiroshima-city, 34, 730-0014
Part of: 
01 September 2019 to 30 September 2020

UK in JAPAN 2019-20