Current Exhibition

Adolf Wölfli: A Kingdom of 25,000 Pages

Adolf Wölfli: A Kingdom of 25,000 Pages

April 29 (Saturday) - June 18 (Sunday), 2017

Adolf Wölfli (1864 - 1930) was born into a poor family in a suburb of Bern, Switzerland. At the age of 31 he was committed to a mental asylum where he stayed until his death 35 years later. A few years after he was committed, Wölfli’s creative energy awakened and he produced a huge number of works, leaving a 25,000-page legacy. He had no formal education in art, and the unique style and fantastic narrative he created, as well as his passion for music, are truly astounding. This is the first big one-man exhibition in Japan, displaying 74 of his works from the collection of the Adolf Wölfli Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts Bern. We hope you will enjoy his fantastic creative genius and its combination of elaborate detail, magnificence and eccentricity.

opening hours

10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
*Fridays : until 8:00p.m.

*Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed Days

Mondays (Tuesdays if this is a public holiday), during New Year’s holidays and exhibition changeovers
*Please refer to the page of each special exhibition for more details.


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