The World of Sarah Bernhardt, Luminary of the Belle Époque

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - Friday, January 31, 2020
※Some works will be replaced during the exhibition period.

W.&D. Downey, Sarah Bernhardt in Théodora,
1884, Collection Daniel Ladeuille

Alphonse Mucha, Sarah Bernhardt, 1896, Rivoli Antiques

Louise Abbéma, Sarah Bernhardt, 1909, Musée d'Etampes

W.&D. Downey, Sarah Bernhardt in dress clothes, 1902, Private Collection

Design: Alphonse Mucha / Production: René Lalique, Crown for stage, Lilies (The Play "La Princess Lointain" by Edmond Rostand), c. 1895, Lalique Museum, Hakone

Alfred Clarey, La Diaphane face powder, c. 1890, Collection Daniel Ladeuille

Jacques Doucet, Evening Dress, the End of 19th Century, Private Collection

Alphonse Mucha, Gismonda (American Tour Version), 1895, Rivoli Antiques

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was one of France’s most famous actresses. She captivated the world with her beautiful voice and acting skillsthe likes of which had never been seen― and with her lavish and glamorous personal life. this exhibition, the first of its kind in Japan, includes paintings, photos, stage costume and accessories, as well as the works of Alphonse Mucha and René Lalique, whose talent Bernhardt discovered. They show Bernhardt the actress while also revealing the other wide-ranging activities she engaged in, which included being a businesswoman and sculptor and painter.

Information

Duration Saturday, December 7, 2019 - Friday, January 31, 2020
※Some works will be replaced during the exhibition period.
AdmissionGeneral: 500 yen (400 yen); University Students: 400 yen (320 yen); High-School Students/Seniors 60 and Older: 250 yen (200 yen); Elementary/Junior-High-School Students: 100 yen (80 yen)
*Numbers inside parentheses ( ) are admission fees for groups of ten or more and for Shibuya residents.
*Elementary and junior-high-school students are admitted free of charge on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.
*Shibuya residents are admitted free of charge on Fridays.
*Persons with disabilities and up to one attendant are admitted free of charge.
ClosedMondays (except for January 13), December 29 to January 3, January 14
Organized by: The Shoto Museum of Art, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums