Since its founding in 1858, Marubeni has, through its textiles business, collected and preserved antique textiles (such as kimonos, sashes, and fukusa) primarily from the Edo Period and textile designs. The Marubeni Collection comprises these, as well as Western style paintings acquired through the company’s art business in the 1960s-70s, and modern Japanese paintings acquired from the original artists themselves or through art dealers as a result of contacts developed with the member artists of the textile design study group and other artists over the years.
The concept behind the Marubeni Gallery is, “a space where the aesthetics of the East and West in ancient and modern times resonate with each other”. We will feature pieces from the Marubeni Collection in various themes at the Gallery.
Moving forward, we will hold exhibitions roughly three times a year, and in fall of 2022, we are planning on exhibiting La Bella Simonetta by Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, one of the most prominent paintings of the Marubeni Collection.
Marubeni, by running this gallery, we will contribute to the promotion of art and culture by taking advantage of the location of the gallery, which is the center of Tokyo’s business district and also has the beautiful greenery of the Imperial Palace and many museums.
|Address||Marubeni Building 3rd Floor, 1-4-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|Business Hour*1||10:00 to 17:00 (Last entry is 30 minutes prior to closing)|
|Closed*2||Sundays, Public Holidays, New Year Holidays, Exhibition preparation periods ※The gallery may also be closed when the Marubeni Building is closed.|
|Genre*3||Modern paintings, crafts, etc.|
|Access*4||1 minute walk from Exit 3a of Takebashi Station (T08) on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, 6 minutes walk from Exit C2b of Otemachi Station (C11) on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.|
|Entrance Fee||General admission (college students and above) ¥500|
All admission fees will be donated to the Marubeni Foundation for Social Welfare.
Cash is not accepted at the museum. The museum does not accept cash. Only electronic money such as IC cards and credit cards are accepted.
|*1 The last day of an exhibition or event may end early. *2 there are temporary closures. *3 Contemporary art includes sculptures, installations, mixed media works and objects *4 The times shown are approximate.【ATTENTION】Admission to the gallery is free, but there may be a charge for certain events.|