Museum Night 2017: Japanese sounds

Saturday 20 May from 6.30pm to midnight

As part of the exhibition Tokyo Paris. Masterpieces from the Bridgestone Museum of Art - Ishibashi Foundation, the theme for the evening will be the Land of the Rising Sun.
Visitors will be free to discover the prestigious collection of works ranging from Impressionism to western and eastern post-war abstraction, featuring Monet, Renoir, Caillebotte, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Pollock and Shiraga.
Concerts will bring a musical dimension to the evening, with Japanese lutes and flutes accompanying Monet’s Water Lilies. Then, as night falls, the powerful sound of Japanese drums will reverberate under the glass roof of the museum. 


On the programme

Shamisen (lute) and Shakuhachi (flute)
Seiko Kineya, Meikyo
Minezaki kohtoh, Zangetsu
Ichijuro Koide, Kurokami
By Mieko Miyazaki, lute and Suizan Lagrost, flute
9pm, Water Lilies room
Duration: 30 mn

Wadaïko, Japanese drums
By Steeve Chaterine, Eiko Sekine-Mazzocco and Mariko Kubota-Sallandre (Wadaïko Makoto's association)
10pm and 11pm, under the glass roof of the museum
Duration: 15 mn

- Free access to all of the collections and the temporary exhibition
- Café open from 6.30pm to 11.30pm / Bookshop-Giftshop open from 6.30pm to 11.45pm

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Nymphéas (detail), 1903 - Don de Shôjirô Ishibashi, 1961, Inv. Gaiyo 22 © Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation