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Thursday, June 14, 2012
"From Renaissance to Rococo: Four Centuries of European Drawing, Painting and Sculpture"
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART
By TOMOHIRO OSAKI
The 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany also brought about a merging of art collections in the East and West. At the heart of the capital city's art culture are the Berlin State Museums — 17 museums overseen by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.
Co-organized with the Berlin museums, this show covers 400 years of European art —from the 15th to 18th century. Included in the 107 artworks, are paintings, sketches and sculpture by artists such as Michelangelo and Johannes Vermeer; till Sept. 17.
The National Museum of Western Art; (03) 5777-8600; 7-7, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo; Ueno Station. JR Yamanote Line. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ¥1,500. Closed Mon. www.nmwa.go.jp/jp/index.html.