Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Despiau, Hendaye, 1927, Gelatin silver print

TOP Collection: Learning

The Fragments of Dreams

Aug. 11Nov. 4, 2018

  • Aug. 11Nov. 4, 2018
  • Closed :Monday (if Monday is a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it is the next day)
  • Admission:Adults ¥500/College Students ¥400/High School and Junior High School Students, Over 65 ¥250

It is with great pleasure that we present TOP Collection: Learning. In the past, we have introduced the museum collection in a variety of themed exhibitions. This year we present a series of two exhibitions that share the common theme of “Learning.”The type of learning that occurs in a museum is a different experience from learning something at school or from a book. The type of total-body learning that arises from the spatial atmosphere of the building,the rhythm of the works on the wall, and the presence created by the actual size of the works is wholly unique to the museum. If you look closely at the works showing things that are interesting to you instead of seeing them as documents from a given era or sources of information, you may realize something about the works that you hadn’t noticed in the past. Discovering something you don’t understand and simply enjoying that feeling is another way of learning at the museum.

Drawing on the museum’s vast collection of over 34,000 items, this exhibition introduces a host of outstanding works from a wide range of times and places, inviting you to enjoy the rich and diverse types of learning that are possible at the museum. Both those who are well-versed in photography and those who are visiting for the first time are sure to enjoy and learn something new.

Robert Doisneau From the series Vitrine, Galerie Romi, Paris 1948, Gelatin silver print ©Atelier Robert Doisneau/Contact

Yamada Minoru, Begging Hands, Itoman Fishing Port,  1960, Gelatin silver print

Ei-QHouse, Window, People From the series Photo Dessin 1950,  Gelatin silver print

Harold Eugene Edgerton, Cranberry Juice into Milk 1960, Dye transfer print ©2010 MIT. Courtesy of MIT Museum

Miyazaki Manabu, Sika Deer, Winter, 10 Feb. 1993, From the series Death in Nature 1933, Silver dye breach print

□Organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
□Sponsored by Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.