SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART

The Sèvres porcelain factory began production during the reign of France’s King Louis XV and swiftly took the lead in both technique and design in European porcelain production. Loved by influential and powerful persons, including Madame de Pompadour, Queen Marie Antoinette, and Napoleon, Sèvres reigns today as one of Europe’s finest globally famous porcelain industries. This exhibition presents invaluable works from the Sèvres—Cité de la Céramique collection for an extraordinary opportunity to experience the glorious beauty and fascination of Sèvres porcelain.

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Celebrating a Decade in Roppongi
Sèvres: 300 Creative Years
Porcelain for the French Court

November 22, 2017 to January 28, 2018

*There may be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition.
*This exhibition will travel to The Museum of Oriental Ceramics,Osaka (April 7 to July 16, 2018), The Hagi Uragami Museum (July 24 to September 24, 2018) and Shizuoka City Museum of Art (October 6 to December 16, 2018).
*Download the list of changes in works on display

The Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, France’s national porcelain manufactory, was founded in 1740, during the reign of Louis XV. It has been one of Europe’s premier sources of porcelain ever since.
Sèvres porcelain requires considerable time and effort and cannot be mass-produced. This exhibition traces these rare and precious wares’ four centuries of history, focusing on four golden ages.
Sèvres has always carefully examined the nature of the society in which people desiring the finest porcelains lived. It has carefully considered what porcelains would suit their luxurious living spaces and elegant social settings. As a result, Sèvres transformed porcelain from a symbol of fascination with the Far East to a ceramic art that satisfied the intellectual interests and stimulated the elites. To achieve that goal, Sèvres brought together the creative abilities of outstanding artists and the skills and knowledge of technicians and scientists.
Today, Sèvres continues to cooperate with famous artists throughout the world as it takes up new challenges and scales new heights. Please enjoy this exhibition of three hundred creative years from Sèvres.

▼Organized by:Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc., The Asahi Shimbun Company
▼Organization, Collection:Sèvres, Cité de la céramique
▼Sponsored by:Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd., Mitsui Fudosan Co.,Ltd, Suntory Holdings Limited
▼In cooperation with:Japan Airlines Co.,Ltd., NIPPON EXPRESS CO.,LTD.
▼Supported by:Ambassade de France au Japon / Institut français du Japon, BS-TBS,INC.
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Period

November 22, 2017 to January 28, 2018

*There may be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition.
*This exhibition will travel to The Museum of Oriental Ceramics,Osaka (April 7 to July 16, 2018), The Hagi Uragami Museum (July 24 to September 24, 2018) and Shizuoka City Museum of Art (October 6 to December 16, 2018).
*Download the list of changes in works on display

Hours

10:00-18:00 *Friday and Saturday 10:00-20:00

*Open until 20:00 on November 22, 2017 and January 7,2018
*Open until 18:00 on December 29, 2017
*Last admission: 30 minutes before closing

Closed

Tuesdays

*Open until 18:00 on January 2, 9, 16,and 23, 2018
*Closed from December 30 to January 1, 2018.
*shop×cafe will be open daily during a period of an exhibition.

Admission
Adult General ¥1,300 Advance ¥1,100
College and High School Student General ¥1,000 Advance ¥800

Elementary, Junior-High school students and under are free.
*With a certificate of disability, the admission fee of a disabled person and a care-giver will be waived.
*Advance tickets will be available at the Suntory Museum reception desk during opening hours from September 16 to November 5.

Discount

◇100 Yen Discount
•For presenting a coupon downloaded from our website
•For displaying a coupon on your mobile/smartphone
•For presenting a ticket to a thematic exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo, or Mori Art Museum
•For parties of 20 or more

*Only one discount per person

Audio Guide

¥500 (English Available)