Gallery

Gallery

Japan Society Gallery is among the premier institutions in the U.S. for the exhibition of Japanese art. Extending in scope from prehistory to the present, the Gallery’s exhibitions since 1971 have covered topics as diverse as classical Buddhist sculpture and calligraphy, contemporary photography and ceramics, samurai swords, export porcelain, and masterpieces of painting from the thirteenth to the twenty-first century. Each exhibition, with its related catalogue and public programs, is a unique cultural event that illuminates familiar and unfamiliar fields of art.


Current Exhibition

Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics

Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics

Mar. 6—Jun. 14, 2020


Other Programs

Teppei Kaneuji "White Discharge (Built-up Objects #36)

En/trance

A series of year-long art projects aimed at bringing visual art and interactive experiences into the institution's public spaces.


Catalogues

The Made in Tokyo Guide Map is available for purchase at the Welcome Desk or at shop.japansociety.org for $15. Written by famed Japanese architectural firm Atelier Bow-Wow, six types of facilities—stadiums, stations, retail spaces, offices, capsules and homes—are explored, illuminating differences in the ever-changing Tokyo environment.

Upcoming Events

Visitor Information

Gallery Hours:
Note: The Gallery is temporarily closed.

Tuesday—Thursday, 12—7 PM
Friday, 12—9 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM—5 PM
Closed Mondays and on major holidays.

Admission:
$12/$10 students and seniors
Free for Japan Society members (Join today!)
Free for patrons with disabilities and an accompanying Personal Care Assistant
Free admission on Fridays from 6—9 PM
  Docent-led Tours:
Friday & Saturday, 2:30 PM
Japanese language tours Friday at 6 PM
Tours are free with admission and approximately one hour in duration. To arrange private group tours, please call (212) 715-1283. Two weeks advance request recommended.

Student Group Tours:
K-12 school groups can schedule interactive guided gallery tours and hands-on workshops to experience Japanese culture firsthand and make curricular connections. Two weeks advance request recommended.


Become a Docent

Volunteer docents attend four training programs per year on Japanese art topics related to our gallery exhibitions, and commit to leading a minimum of two tours per month. If you are interested in volunteering at the Gallery, please email gallery@japansociety.org.

Exhibitions and Arts & Culture Lecture Programs at Japan Society are made possible, in part, by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund, the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment Fund established by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation, Raphael and Jane Bernstein, Friends of the Gallery, and an anonymous donor. Support for Arts & Culture Lecture Programs is provided, in part, by the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.

Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor and American Airlines, the exclusive U.S. airline sponsor of Gallery.

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