Great French Paintings from the Clark Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Sat., June 8 to
Sun., September 1, 2013

59 paintings including 22 masterpieces by Renoir will be unveiled in Kobe!

In the summer of 2013, masterpieces from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, one of the best collections of Impressionist Art in the United States will be shown at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art.
The exhibition will introduce 73 French paintings in 19th century, which are well-chosen from the collection formed by Mr. and Mrs. Clark’s refined taste and discerning eye.

The exhibition highlights the paintings by Renoir to whom Mr. and Mrs. Clark were deeply attached. It also includes several fine works by Impressionism painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley, as well as 5 works by Barbizon painters Camille Corot and academic pictures by artists such as Jean-Léon Gérôme and paintings. No less than 59 works will be shown in Japan for the first time. After a large-scale renovation and expansion by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando and the New York-based Annabelles Selldorf in 2010, the museum curated a commemoratory exhibition that started a worldwide tour the following year. It will be first opportunity that the renowned Impressionist collection of the Clark will be on display in Japan as a group. We look forward to sharing this miraculous opportunity that this extraordinary collection will arrive in Kobe as part of an unprecedented world tour.


Great French Paintings from the Clark

Sat., June 8 to Sun., September 1, 2013

Opening hours:
10:00 – 18:00 ( - 20:00 on Fri. and Sat.)
Admission until 30 minutes before closing
Closed on Mon. (except July 15), July 16

Organized by Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, The Yomiuri Shimbun, MBS, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and The Japan Association of Art Museums
With the Support of Hyogo Prefecture, Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education, Kobe City, Kobe City Board of Education and Kiss FM KOBE
With the Sponsorship of Iwatani Corporation, KINDEN CORPORATION, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Non-Destructive Inspection Co., Ltd., Lion corporation, SHIMIZU CORPORATION, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., and SOMPO JAPAN INSURANCE INC.
With the cooperation of JAPAN AIRLINES amd Hotel Okura Kobe



1500 (1300) yen
University students:
1100 (900) yen
High school students and visitors aged 65 and older:
750(650) yen
Junior high school students and under:
  • * Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance and group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
  • * No advance tickets for High school students and visitors aged 65 and older.
  • * Persons with disabilities are admitted for half price with one accompanying person each (except visitors aged 65 and older)
  • * Please show an identification proving your age or identification notebook for the disabled.
  • * Permanent exhibitions require a separate admission fee. For visitors who enjoy both the permanent and special exhibitions, the "Discount Set Ticket" is available.