Objects of Man Ray

October 8, 2022 - January 15, 2023

9:30-17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Mondays (except Oct. 10, Jan. 2 and 9), Oct. 11, Dec. 25 - Jan. 1, Jan. 5 and 10
DIC Corporation
In Association with:
Chiba Prefecture, The Board of Education of Chiba Prefecture, Sakura City, The Board of Education of Sakura City

Museum Admission

  • Adults ¥1,500
  • College / 65 and over ¥1,300
  • Elem / JH / HS ¥600

Groups of 20 or more:

Persons with a disability pass:

  • Adults ¥1,200
  • College / 65 and over ¥1,000
  • Elem / JH / HS ¥400

*Admission also includes entrance to the permanent collection galleries.

- For students and seniors over 65, discounts require identification such as a Student ID, passport or driver's license.
- For persons with a disability pass=the same discounted price applies for one accompanying care-giver for each disability pass holder


Man Ray (1890–1976) was an artist who was active in the US and Paris in the twentieth century. He produced a broad range of works including paintings, photographs, objects, and films. This exhibition focuses on the objects he referred to as “objects of my affection” from the latter part of his career. As a Jewish American who adored Paris, despite struggling with the language barrier and being at the mercy of the world wars, Man Ray lived through repeated encounters and separations with numerous artists and beloveds. The objects he made freely throughout his lifetime are realized as poetical combinations of things and words. Particularly notable is the point that he reproduced objects treating the same theme in a method of his own, through which he presented his view of the major issue of “the originality of an artwork.” In this exhibition, with approximately fifty objects from collections in Japan as the pivot, adding related works and materials, altogether 150 or so works are introduced.

*Some works will be on view only during the first or second term (Term 1: October 8–November 20, Term 2: November 22–January 15)



Chisato Kimizu (Aesthetics/Art history, Associate Professor of Waseda University) 
Saturday, October 29, 13:30-15:00
- Prebooking required

Gallery Talks by the Curator

Saturday, October 15
Saturday, November 19
Saturday, December 17
Each start from 11:30
- Prebooking required

Guided Tours

Daily, 14:00-14:45
- Booking required on the day of your visit at the Museum’s reception desk.

Museum Concert

Aki Takahashi (Piano)
“Eric Satie, with the thoughts to Man Ray”
Saturday, December 3, 18:00 Start
- Prebooking required