The Artizon Museum will reopen as planned on May 15. The number of reservations will, however, be restricted to fifty visitors per hour.
As an exhibition of recent acquisitions, there is no unifying theme here, but rather a showcase of the museum’s collecting philosophy and recent progress. The collection itself is diverse, ranging from ancient Chinese paintings to contemporary Japanese art, and is particularly strong on Impressionist and modern Japanese paintings. The recent acquisitions reflect this, but also the museum’s desire to expand its breadth to include more abstract and contemporary works, as well as early modern Japanese art. Whether or not you are interested in the Artizon Museum’s collecting philosophy, the exhibition promises an unchallenging yet sumptuous display of paintings.