Dreamed childhoods - Bonnard, the Nabis and childhood: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo

15 February - 7 June 2020

For its 10th anniversary, the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo will examine children in relation to urban life and modern art with a focus on the portrayal of children in the intimate domestic scenes painted by the Nabis, a group of avant-garde artists active in Paris at the end of the nineteenth century. With the full cooperation of the Bonnard Museum in Le Cannet, France, the exhibition will focus on Bonnard, Vallotton, Denis, Vuillard, and others in the Nabis group. Approximately eighty works, including oils, prints, drawings, illustrated books, and photographs, from its own collection and on loan from museums in Japan and overseas will be on display.


As part of the "Dreamed childhoods - Bonnard, the Nabis and childhood" exhibition, Helene Bailly Gallery will lend Félix Valloton's "Quatre baigneurs à Étretat" (1899) to the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum in Tokyo.