The Museum will be closed from December 18, 2017 through March 9, 2018.

The Next Exhibition will be held from March 10 through June 3, 2018

20th Anniversary Special Exhibition

Here is Shangri-La
I. M. Pei and the Miho Museum Story

Note: This exhibit has closed.

Please note that this information pertains to an exhibition that has closed.

The special exhibition Here is Shangri-La: Tracing the Footsteps of I. M. Pei and the Miho Museum Story commemorates the 20th anniversary of Miho Museum, which opened on November 3 twenty years ago, and celebrates its illustrious architect I. M. Pei, who turned one hundred this April. Looking back at the last twenty years, the entire museum will be dedicated to this exhibition. The South Wing features conversations with I. M. Pei and with art in the form of little known architectural stories about our museum. The North Wing highlights acquisitions since the opening of the museum as well as works shown for the first time. This section also explores the history of the museum at the time of its opening. We hope you will enjoy the diversity of works that makes up our collection at Miho Museum.


Exhibition Term
September 16, 2017 - December 17, 2017
South Wing & North Wing
Miho Museum
Kyoto Shimbun, Inc.



South Wing

West Asia
Greece & Rome
South Asia
Ancient China
China: Six Dynasties
China & Persia

North Wing

Buddhist Art
Calligraphy; Kara-e “Chinese Paintings” and Yamato-e “Japanese Paintings”; Lacquerware

The Tea Ceremony
Early Modern Decorative Arts

Kōrin & Kenzan