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The National Museum of Western Art: Exhibition “Bordeaux‐Port de la Lune‐”

Eugène Delacroix Lion HuntOil on canvas 1854-55Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux©Musée des Beaux-Arts – Mairie de Bordeaux. Cliché L. Gauthier

Located in the southwest of France, the renowned port city Bordeaux has nurtured its unique, sophisticated cultures thanks to the wealth given by producing and exporting wine that has boasted the tradition and the quality since the time of Ancient Rome. The city was called “Port de la Lune (port of the moon)” since it was developed in crescent shape along the Garonne near the Arctic Ocean. Its urban development was completed 100 years ahead of that of Paris, boasting the scenic beauty of magnificent classism and neoclassism structures, and its prosperity reached its peak in the 18th century. This exhibition, which has been materialized thanks to the cooperation of the city of Bordeaux, proudly introduces the history and arts of Bordeaux covering from its prehistoric age to the present time. There are a variety of works of renowned artists noted in connection with the city, including Eugene Delacroix, Odilon Redon, and Francisco Jose de Goya. In addition, important historical materials such as “Venus of Laussel” and artifacts that tell us the lifestyle of people of the past are waiting for you. Please enjoy learning the history of Bordeaux with more than 200 exhibits.

Tue. June 23 to Wed. September 23, 2015.

9:30-17:30 (close at 20:00 on Friday)
Last Entry: 17:00 (19:30 on Friday)

Mondays (except July 20, Aug.10, Sept.21) and July 21.

<Admission Fees>
Adult: 1,600 yen
University/college student: 1,200 yen
High school student: 800 yen

Free of charge for junior high school students and younger children and physically challenged visitor with an attendant. Please present your disability identification upon arrival.

Organized by:

The National Museum of Western Art,

Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc.,

The Yomiuri Shimbun,

Ville de Bordeaux

With the support of Ambassade de France au Japon, Institut français du Japon, BS-TBS, TBS Radio & Communications.

With the sponsorship of Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

With the cooperation of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd., Air France, Nippon Express, The Western Art Foundation

Scholarly Assistance:

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux,

Musée d’Aquitaine de Bordeaux,

Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design, Bordeaux,

CAPC-musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux,

Bibliothéque municipale de Bordeaux,

Archives municipales de Bordeaux,

Cité des civilisations du vin, Bordeaux

For ticket sales from other than the museum’s own ticket office, see the exhibition website.