Arts February 2015



National Gallery

Now Showing

This documentary film directed by Frederick Wiseman is a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s foremost art institutions, The National Gallery, London.

Photo: © 2014 Gallery Film LLC and Ideale Audience. All Rights Reserved.

Bunkamura Le Cinema
(Among other locations)
2-24-1 Dogenzaka
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Various show times
Adults: ¥1,800


James McNeill Whistler Retrospective

Until 1 March

A resident of London since he was 22 and a prominent 19th century artist, James McNeill Whistler is renowned for his Japonisme works.

This special exhibition consists of about 130 objects including oil paintings, watercolours and prints.

ARTWORK: Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso, 1866
PHOTO: © Tate, London 2014

Yokohama Museum of Art
3-4-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa

Adults: ¥1,500


Captain Cook’s Voyage and Banks’ Florilegium

Until 1 March

Ethnographic artefacts and other findings of British explorer and navigator Captain James Cook, as well as copperplate prints from the collection of botanist Joseph Banks, will be on display at this exhibition.

ARTWORK: Banksia serrata, an engraving from Banks’ Florilegium
PHOTO: ©Alecto Historical Editions Ltd / The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London

The Bunkamura Museum of Art
2-24-1 Dogenzaka
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

10am–7pm (until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays)
Adults: ¥1,300



28 February–1 March

Exploring the strength of a peasant girl’s love, this romantic ballet is directed by British choreographer Sir Peter Wright CBE.

This production led to the establishment of Wright’s international reputation as a producer of a major classical repertory, and will be performed by Japanese dancers.

PHOTO: © A.I. Co., Ltd.

Bunkyo Civic Hall
Bunkyo Civic Center 2F, 1-16-21 Kasuga
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Adults: From ¥4,000



26 March

The solo project of British singer-songwriter and musician Adam Bainbridge, this live band has performed at festivals and headline shows around the world. Bainbridge released his debut album, World, You Need a Change of Mind, in 2012.

Shibuya Club Quattro
32-13-4.5F, Udagawacho
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

7:30pm (doors open 6:30pm)
Adults: ¥6,000