THE ART of BVLGARI 130 YEARS OF ITALIAN MASTERPIECES
Tokyo National Museum (Hyokeikan)
8 September – 29 November 2015
The Tokyo National Museum located in Ueno, currently showcases masterpieces of Bulgari, the magnificent Italian jeweller. Since its establishment more than 130 years ago, the prestigious house has continued to produce jewellery of innovative designs, which made Andy Warhol to say: “I always visit Bulgari, because it is the most important museum of contemporary art”.
The exhibition of some 250 masterpieces retraces the design periods of the luxury brand: silver ornaments made by the founder (in 1884); works in an Art Deco style (in the 1920’s); and more recent pieces worn by film stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Lauren. Bulgari has drawn inspiration from motifs not only of Ancient Greece and Rome, but also from Far East. The broach entitled “Mount Fuji” (in 1971) is a wonderful testimony to that influence.
“Mount Fuji” brooch in platinum and gold with mother-of-pearl, polychrome enamel and diamonds, 1971
Place name Tokyo National Museum (Hyokeikan) (in Japanese) 東京国立博物館 表慶館 Website go to website Phone 03-5777-8600 (Hello dial) Dates 8 September – 29 November 2015 *closed on 14, 24, 28 September; 5, 13, 19, 26 October; 4, 9, 16, 24 November 2015 Opening hours 9:30 am – 5 pm (last admission 4:30 pm) *Check the Museum’s website for the extension of opening hours Price ￥1400
(University and High school students: ￥800; Junior high school students and younger: free)
Address 13-9 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo Getting there
- 10 min walk from Ueno Station (JR lines: Park Exit)
- 10 min walk Uguisudani Station (JR lines: South Exit)
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.