For this meetup, we are going to check out "The Lady and the Unicorn," an exhibition of French Medieval art which will start on April 24th at the National Art Center, Tokyo. The exhibition will showcase about 40 selected works from the collection of the Musée de Cluny (Musée du Moyen-Âge) in Paris, featuring a series of six tapestries called the Lady and the Unicorn.
The Lady and the Unicorn is often considered to be one of the greatest European art works from the middle age. "Five of the tapestries are commonly interpreted as depicting the five senses – taste, hearing, sight, smell, and touch. The sixth displays the words "À mon seul désir". The tapestry's meaning is obscure, but has been interpreted as representing love or understanding. Each of the six tapestries depicts a noble lady with the unicorn on her left and a lion on her right; some include a monkey in the scene." (from Wikipedia)
This will be the first time the Lady and the Unicorn is ever exhibited in Japan. We should not miss this rare opportunity to see the beautiful masterpiece in person. Let's go to the National Art Center to greet the Medieval Lady.
Location: The National Art Center (Access Info)
Exhibition to see: The Lady and the Unicorn
Meeting Time: 04:30PM (16:30)
Meeting Spot: Around the entrance of the exhibition room 2E
Museum Admission Fee: ¥1,500
The Official Website of the Exhibition (Japanese)
Chat session after the show
As usual, let's have a chat session at the end of the event. When we meet up before the exhibition, let's decide where we go after the show.