Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on April 2010
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston houses numerous artworks of interest to the Japanese—among them one of the world’s finest collections of ukiyo-e woodblock prints. This show, however, represents a kind of “best of” from its European painting collection. Among the 80 masterpieces on view are 17th-century El Grecos and Rembrandts, 19th-century Millets, and a treasure trove of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist pieces. The latter include works by Monet, Degas, Renoir and Van Gogh, who himself was greatly influenced by ukiyo-e.
Mori Arts Center Gallery
European Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Painting. Apr 17-June 20, ¥500 (MS and under)/¥1,200 (HS, univ)/¥1,500 (adult). 52F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5777-8600. Open daily 10am-8pm. Nearest stn: Roppongi. www.roppongihills.com/art/macg