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"The Railway" (1873) by Edouard Manet

KYOTO

"National Gallery of Art, Washington"

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art


By TOMOKO HORI
Staff writer

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, boasts a collection of more than 120,000 works, among which one of the highlights is its around 400 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Eighty-three Impressionist and Post-Impressionist pieces have been selected from the gallery's collection for this show, including around 50 that are being shown in Japan for the first time.

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, has a 70-year history, during which time it has accumulated one of the finest collections of artworks in the world. This show offers a great opportunity to enjoy Western masterpieces of the highest quality; till Nov. 27.

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; (075) 771-4107; 124 Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi; 10-min. walk from Higashiyama Station, Tozai Line. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,500. Closed Mon.; open Oct. 10. www.ytv.co.jp/washington.

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