East meets West in this unique exhibition, which explores the influence of Japanese art on the development of modern décor at the turn of the twentieth century.
For the first time in the Middle East, discover masterpieces from a pioneering group of post-impressionist artists, alongside the prints of the Japanese masters Hiroshige and Hokusai, which inspired them. Presented by Musée d’Orsay.

Following the opening up of Japan to the West in the 1850s, artists, designers and makers across Europe became gripped by a new fashion for ‘Japonisme’. The exhibition focuses on a pioneering group of Parisian artists who had deep admiration for Émile Bernard and Paul Gauguin’s innovative art.

On display are beautiful landscapes by the great Japanese masters Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai side by side with dream-like paintings and interior decors by the likes of Pierre Bonnard, Odilon Redon, and Édouard Vuillard.

Many of these incredible works have never left France before. Louvre Abu Dhabi brings them together to highlight the importance of cross-cultural influence in the development of the decorative arts.

Admission is included with your museum general admission ticket.
Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Club Members visit for free.


Exhibition Tour
Daily | 3pm
Price Per Person: AED 52.50
Reduced Price*: AED 31.50

Multimedia Guides are available in English, Arabic and French
Price Per Guide: AED 21.00

For Younger Visitors
Family workshop – Folded Stories (ages 6+)
Fridays from 6 Sep – 24 Nov 2018 |11am – 12.30pm

Create a miniature screen based on the works by Sérusier and Bonnard. Explore the fascinating
techniques of story-telling that can be used on a screen, including the use of a motif on a frieze,
the continuity of a landscape and the interruption of perspective.
Price Per Person: AED 52.50
Reduced Price: AED 31.50

Activity Booklet
Pick up a complimentary Family Activity Booklet, developed to help families explore the exhibition.
This fun booklet features activities for you and your children to complete together, both at the
museum and at home.

Exhibition programme

Opening week-end / Kharsha Drums Performance
Thu 6 – Sat 8 Sep 2018 | 4pm, 6pm, 7pm

Enjoy a unique cultural fusion between East and West, with traditional Japanese wadaiko percussion played by Japanese and Emirati musicians.
Founded by Yotaro Matsutani and Taryam Mohamed Alkatheeri, this unique sound ensemble, which includes the Japanese drumming band Sai, offers an unparalleled experience not to be missed.

Location: Under the dome
Entry included with Museum Admission Fee.

Opening hours:

  1. Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
  2. Thursday and Friday: 10am – 10pm
  3. Closed on Mondays. Last entry and purchase is 30 minutes prior to closing.
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