Decoration never dies, anyway
In a nutshell
Featuring the works of seven diverse artists, this exhibition ranges from laser cut metal to unique clothing to paintings of carpet designs. Every room brings a new discovery on the theme of decoration. The artists were selected from a variety of nationalities and backgrounds. There videos of the artists discussing their work in the Annex. The museum’s website includes these videos and additional information about the exhibition and the main building in English.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is located at the former residence and grounds of Prince Asaka. It is an Art Deco lover’s dream.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
All of the information is translated into English.
Visiting the museum is like a trip back in time. The furniture, wall coverings and carpets are in pristine condition. The metal and glass work enhance each room with incredible detail and beauty. The addition of the exhibition’s incredible decorative pieces give the visitor much to take in and appreciate.
The house is absolute must for Art Deco lovers; the exhibit is like icing on the cake.
How far out?
A five minute walk from the Meguro metro station.
How much time?
How much money?
¥1,100 for general admission.
February 25, 2018
Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
Worth a special trip.