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Updated: August 30, 2019

Japanese Bamboo Art from New York: The Abbey Collection Gifts to The Metropolitan Museum of Art 竹工芸名品展:ニューヨークのアビー・コレクション―メトロポリタン美術館所蔵

Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda City, Tokyo
2019-09-13 - 2019-12-08

Exhibiting notable bamboo art bequeathed by two New York collectors

International regard for Japanese crafts has increased in recent years. The “Abbey Collection” of bamboo craft pieces collected by New York couple Mr. and Mrs. Abbey is held by the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose 2017 exhibition of the pieces attracted over 470,000 visitors, and a great deal of attention. This exhibition see the pieces come home to Japan for the first time. Around 75 carefully-chosen pieces are on display, with modern crafts masterpieces from the museum’s Crafts Gallery exhibited alongside works from the Abbey Collection, to showcase the appeal of the craft’s freeform beauty.

How to Get There

  • Takebashi Station | Exit 1b | 8 min on foot
    Tozai Line
  • Kudanshita Station | Exit 2 | 12 min on foot
    Hanzomon Line | Tozai Line | Toei Shinjuku Line

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  • 10:00-17:00
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open on the following Mondays: September 16, September 23, October 14 and November 4
    *Closed on the following Tuesdays: September 17, September 24, October 15 and November 5




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