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LIGHT: Works from the Tate Collection

July 12 (Wed), 2023 - October 2 (Mon), 2023

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Sun Setting over a Lake, c.1840, Oil paint on canvas, 91.1 × 122.6 cm
Photo: Tate

Working with a careful selection of artworks from the Tate collection in the UK based on the theme of light, this exhibition traces the original creativity of artists across two centuries, spanning from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. Included are artists such as Joseph Mallord William Turner, “the painter of light” who was one of the leading British artists of the modern era, master landscape painter John Constable, Claude Monet and other French impressionist painters, László Moholy-Nagy and Bauhaus artists who worked with light using the new technology of photography, and contemporary artists like Bridget Riley, James Turrell, and Olafur Eliasson. Bringing together about 120 works arranged into thematic sections that cross time and space this exhibition examines how artists across generations have been pre-occupied by the qualities and luminosity of light in all types of medium; ranging from painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, kinetic art, installation and the moving image.



July 12 (Wed), 2023 – October 2 (Mon), 2023

Closed on Tuesdays

Opening Hours

*10:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)


The National Art Center, Tokyo
Special Exhibition Gallery 2E
7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558

Organized by

The National Art Center, Tokyo, Nikkei Inc., TV TOKYO Corporation, BS TV TOKYO Corporation,TBS TELEVISION, INC.,BS-TBS, INC.,in cooperation with Tate

Supported by
British Council

Admission (tax included)
General 2,200 yen (Adults), 1,400 yen (College students),1,000 yen (High school students)
  • Visitors who are junior high school students or younger will be admitted for free.
  • Disabled persons (along with the one assistant) will be admitted for free upon presenting the Disabled Person’s Booklet or an equivalent form of government-issued ID.
  • More information on tickets will be posted at a later date on the exhibition website.
Touring Information

Osaka: Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka; October 26 (Thu.), 2023 – January 14 (Sun.), 2024


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Exhibition Highlights