The new Immersive Museum in Tokyo lets you walk into Post-Impressionist paintings.
The Immersive Museum reopened on July 7 following the success of its inaugural exhibition in 2022, which welcomed over 200,000 visitors for its mesmerising showcase of Monet’s Water Lilies. This time, the exhibition will feature digital renditions of roughly 80 masterpieces from the Post-Impressionist movement.
Post-Impressionism diverged from its predecessor's preoccupation with the natural depiction of light and scenes. This era bore witness to artists such as George Seurat, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh, who ventured towards the unexplored realms of emotive colours, distinctive brushwork and symbolic themes. This shift significantly redirected the trajectory of visual art history.
Inside the museum, visitors can traverse through the transformative landscapes of these visionaries. Immerse in the pointillist precision of Seurat's 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte', the revolutionary bridging of Impressionism and Cubism in Cezanne's 'Mont Sainte-Victoire', the rich symbolism and bold hues of Gauguin's 'Vision After the Sermon', and the vibrant empathy and colour of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' in a wholly new way.
Weekdays: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Weekends: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Adults ¥2,500, university students ¥1,800, high school & junior high school students ¥1,500, free for elementary school students or younger
Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
5F Coredo Muromachi, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku
Mitsukoshimae Station (Ginza, Hanzomon lines), exit A6; Shin-Nihonbashi Station (Sobu Rapid line)