Master of Japanese Realism
27/05 - 18/09/2016
Museo dell'Ara Pacis

For the first time ever outside Japan, an exhibition of work by Ken Domon (1909–90)

For the first time ever outside Japan, an exhibition of work by Ken Domon (1909–90), recognized as a master of realism and one of the most important figures in the history of modern Japanese photography, is being held in Rome at the Museo dell'Ara Pacis.

It features about 150 photographs taken in black and white as well as colour between the 1920s and the 1970s, which illustrate the author's path towards social realism. From the first shots of the period before and during World War II, which display a vision linked to photojournalism and propaganda, through photography of the social sphere, the exhibit follows Ken Domon's production up to the crucial work documenting the tragedy of Hiroshima, which the photographer undertook as though in response to a call and a humanitarian duty.


Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Opening hours

From 27 May to 18 September 2016
Every  day 9.30 a.m to 7.30p.m
The ticket office closes one hour before

N.B. For special openings  and/or closures consult the page  dedicated to the notice

Entrance ticket

Free admission to residents in Rome  on the first Sundayof the month

Museum + exhibition "KEN DOMON. Master of Japanese Realism, 27.5-18.9.16":
 - Adults € 13,00;  
 - Concessions € 11,00.
 Roman Citizens only (by showing a valid ID):
  - Adults: € 11,00;
  - Concessions: € 9,00.

Concessions and free admission

Online tickets
For the Capitoline Museums or Ara Pacis simply present your printed receipt at the turnstiles, bypassing the ticket office queue. 
For all the other participating museums the printed receipt entitles you to jump the queue at the ticket office and quickly pick up your ticket.


Tickets can also be purchased by credit card and ATM



Tel. 0039 060608 (daily from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm)

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Promoted by Roma Capitale – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali with the support of the Bunkacho (Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs) and the Japan Foundation, and organized by MondoMostre Skira with Zètema Progetto Cultura, the event is curated by Prof. Rossella Menegazzo, lecturer on the history of East Asian art at Milan University, and Takeshi Fujimori, artistic director of the Ken Domon Museum of Photography. The exhibition is held in collaboration with the Ken Domon Museum of Photography in Sakata and the city of Sakata under the sponsorship of Nikon, the make always connected with the master's work, and the technical sponsorship of Fujifilm, which is responsible for printing the photos. Media PatnerIl Messaggero 


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