TOP Collection: Learning - Into the Pictures
In a nutshell
The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’s (TOP) current exhibition theme is Enjoying and Learning and its latest exhibition is a beautiful collection of photographs from world famous photographers. The curators ask the viewer to take a closer look, to ask questions about the subject, to think about what’s going on out of the frame, to wonder about the photographer, to ponder what’s going on where the photograph is taken. Several photographs have questions provided to prompt the viewer.
TOP is a spacious, modern museum that was recently renovated. The photographs are beautifully arranged and displayed.
This large museum usually has at least two if not three concurrent exhibitions. The others on now are Naito Masatoshi: Another World Unveiled and World Press Photo 2018. Both are worth seeing.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
The handouts provide all the information in English, including the questions.
No photos allowed.
Not only are the photographs beautiful, the exhibition helps guide the viewer to take time to really look at them and question what is in the photo, what the photographer is seeing and how the viewer is experiencing the work.
This exhibition is appealing to a very wide audience, including children. The themes and the questions provided about selected works help draw viewers in and to take some time with the art.
How far out?
From the Ebisu metro station, take exit one, from the JR Station, take the east exit. Follow signs for the Sky Walk and Yebisu Garden Place. The museum is across the street as you exit the Sky Walk.
How much time?
About 30 minutes.
How much money?
¥500 for general admission, ¥1,800 yen for admission to all three exhibitions
August 5, 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
Make a special trip.