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ExhibitionsMary Cassatt Retrospective

Mary Cassatt Retrospective

Mary Cassatt, Maternal Caress c. 1896, Philadelphia Museum of Art Mary Cassatt, Maternal Caress
c. 1896 Philadelphia Museum of Art
Bequest of Aaron E. Carpenter, 1970

 The American-born painter Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was active in Paris in the late 19th century. Following a fateful encounter with Edgar Degas, Cassatt was invited to take part in the Impressionist exhibition, and developed a unique style based on subjects like familiar people and household scenes. Arousing many viewers' sympathies with works that captured mothers and their children with a warm gaze, Cassatt's name became eternally linked to this familial bond.
 This retrospective, the first to be held in Japan in 35 years, is made up of some 100 carefully selected oil paintings, prints, pastels, and drawings. In addition to works from throughout Cassatt’s career, the exhibition includes paintings by the Impressionists she knew and the Japanese ukiyo-e prints she loved. Savor the heartwarming spirit of Mary Cassatt’s art.

List of Works

Mary Cassatt Retrospective

Exhibition dates

September 27 (Tue.)- December 4 (Sun), 2016


9:30AM - 5:00PM (admission until 4:30PM)


Mondays and October 11 (Tue.)
Exception: October 10 (Mon.)


The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
NHK Kyoto Station
NHK PlanNet, Inc. Kinki Branch Office
The Yomiuri Shinbun


Embassy of the United States of America in Japan
Terra Foundation for American Art


Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.


Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd.


  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 1,500 1,300 1,300
University students 1,100 900 900
High school students 600 400 400
Junior high school students or younger Free

* Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
* Advance tickets are available between 2016/7/15 - 9/26.

Publicity materials

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