William Burrell was a shipping magnate from Glasgow, which flourished as Britain’s greatest port city during the Industrial Revolution. The Burrell Collection, which brings together artworks from all eras and regions of the world, was donated to the city of Glasgow in 1944, and has been on display to the public in Pollok Country Park, on the outskirts of Glasgow, since 1983. 73 paintings, mainly high-quality French paintings acquired from the perspective of this British collector but also including works by Scottish and Dutch painters, are coming to Japan for the first time while their permanent home undergoes renovations. 7 paintings from Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, including works by Renoir and Van Gogh, are also on display in this exhibition, which traces the shift within art history from Realism to Impressionism.
Saturday 27 April – Sunday 30 June 2019
The Bunkamura Museum of Art
Wednesday 7 August – Sunday 20 October 2019
Shizuoka City Museum of Art
Saturday 2 November 2019 – Sunday 26 January 2020
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum