Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
You'll get to this museum after going through the woods.
I visited the Museum on Sept. 16 for the first time after the renovation. When I went into the entrance hall, I met the Venus by Aristide Maillol (マイヨール), a French sculptor (1861～1944) and her plump line of the figure caught my eye.
The exhibition starts from a masterpiece of "Portrait of a Man in a Broad brimmed Hat" by Rembrandt Van Rijn(1606～1669), a Dutch painter. He drew a wealthy merchant in Amsterdam when he was 29 and this portrait was paired with a portrait of the merchant's wife.
Then you'll see the works of European Modern Art from the late 19th century to the 20th century, starting from Impressionism: Monet, Renoir to Ecole de Paris: Picasso, Matisse and Chagall.
Next you'll see the European abstract paintings in the 20th Century by Kandinsky who drew 'Composition Series' between 1910 and 1913 and he is called a pioneer in the abstract genre, and the Surrealists such as Ernst and Magritte who contributed to flourishing abstract genre in Europe.
You'll see the American abstract works in the 20th century by Pollock and Rothko who represent the rise of Abstract Expressionism in America after the 1940s, and as the next generation abstract artists, you'll see works by Louis, Twombly, Ryman, and Stella.
There is another exhibition titled 'Wrap, Pack, Stack' by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. They established an unique art genre by wrapping buildings, often the real buildings. Please access the the Website, where you can see online 'Wrap, Pack, Stack' exhibition.
A swan is swimming on the pond in front of the Museum.
You'll be tempted to walk a nature trail for a while, which offers you a perfect harmony of nature, artwork and architecture. If you are lucky, you may encounter insects and birds' singing.
Here are another a pair of swans on another pond. They are so tamed that they never get frightened at us.
There is an Italian Restaurant 'Belvedere', where you can have meals and drinks with a view of the garden(Hours: 10:00～17:00), a Museum Shop, where you can buy the museum original goods, exhibition catalogues, and related books (hours: 9:30～17:00), a Gift & Novelty Shop, where you can buy souvenir or gift items such as variety goods, toys, sweets and teas (9:30～17:00), and a Tea Room where green tea with a seasonal sweets is served in the casual style tea room. (Hours:10：30～16:30)
*Please call 043-498-0848 for the restaurant reservation.
Please purchase an online ticket with reserved date and time beforehand. You can purchase a ticket at the Museum entrance only in the case of vacancies that day. For details check Here.
Open: 9:30～17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Closed: Mondays(except national holidays, then closed next non-holiday)
New Year's holiday, the days for exhibit changes
Adults: __________________________________Starting at 1,000yen
College students and seniors over 65 with ID: ____Starting at 800yen
Elementary, middle and high school students: ____Starting at 600yen
＊Admission fees vary with the exhibition on view at the time
*Discount rates are available for groups over 20 persons
From Narita International Airport, it takes thirty minutes by the Keisei main line train and 30 minutes by bus.
A free shuttle bus is available at JR Sakura station and Keisei Sakura station. It takes about 30 minutes.
The expressway bus from Tokyo Station is also resumed.
For further information please access the Website.