Last Updated:Nov 10, 2017

Summer Night Museum

Tokyo art museums are open late this summer!

Summer Night Museum is special program at Tokyo public museums featuring late summertime hours (mostly until 9:00 p.m.). It also offers free and discounted admissions, museum talks, deals at shops and cafes, and other evening-only events. With closings not until 9:00, why not head out to see some great art in the cool of evening?

Participating Museums & Summer Night Schedules
Edo-Tokyo Museum: Fridays July 21–August 25 (17:30–21:00)
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum: Fridays July 21–August 25 (17:30–21:00)
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum: Thursdays and Fridays July 20–Aug 25 (18:00–21:00)
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo: Fridays and Saturdays July 21–August 26 (17:00–21:00)
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo: Fridays and Saturdays July 21–August 26 (17:00–21:00)
The National Art Center, Tokyo: Fridays and Saturdays July 21–August 26 (17:00–21:00)
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum: August 5–August 6 (until 20:30)

*Last admissions 30 minutes before closings.
*Events and special offers subject to change. Please see the museum websites for details.

Hiroshige Utagawa, The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido: Shono, Driving Rain
Hiroshige Utagawa, The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido: Shono, Driving Rain
Edo-Tokyo Museum Collection

■Edo-Tokyo Museum
Exhibitions:
2017 NHK Historical Drama “Naotora: The Lady Warlord,” “Sengoku! From Ii Naotora to Naomasa”
Open until 21:00 on Fridays through August 4. ¥100 discount on July 28 (15:00–21:00)
Permanent Exhibition
Open until 21:00 with free admission for students after 17:30 on Fridays and discounts on Regular and Senior tickets through August 25.
An Invitation to the House of Tokugawa
Open until 21:00 on Fridays August 11 through August 25.
Special Exhibition: The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido
Museum Lab worksheet tour on Fridays through August 25.

Events:
Friday “Edohaku Yose”(Vaudeville Theater of Edo-Tokyo Museum) 18:30–19:15
Museum restaurants, cafe offer nighttime perks, up to 10% discounts

■Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Exhibitions:
Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Open until 21:00 on Fridays through August 25.
Hiroshi Sugito module or lacuna
Open until 21:00 with free admission for students after 17:30 on Fridays and discounts on Regular tickets through August 25.

Events:
Soprano Concerts
Date: July 28 18:00–18:20, 19:00–19:20
“Heaven Artist” Cello Concert
Date: Aug. 11 17:30–18:00, 18:30–19:00
Museum restaurants, cafe offer nighttime perks, up to 10% discounts

■Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

Exhibitions:
TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 2
Communication and Solitude

Open until 21:00 on Thursdays and Fridays through August 25.
Free admission for students and Group rate on Regular and Senior tickets after 18:00 on July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25.
Araki Nobuyoshi: Sentimental Journey 1971-2017-
Open until 21:00 on Thursdays and Fridays through August 25.
Free admission for students and Group rate on Regular and Senior tickets after 18:00 on July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25.
Japanese Expanded Cinema Revisited
Open until 21:00 on August 17, August 18, August 24, August 25.
Free admission for students and Group rate on Regular and Senior tickets after 18:00 on August 18, August 25.
World Press Photo 2017
Open until 21:00 on Thursdays and Fridays through August 4.

Events:
Wind Orchestra Academy Mini Concert (Produced by Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre) on August 25 (18:00–18:30)
Maison Ichi cafe and NADiff Baiten museum shop open until 21:00 with free drinks and special merchandise after 18:00 on Thursdays and Fridays through August 25.

■Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
Exhibition:
Le Corbusier and Kunio Mayekawa
Open until 20:30 on August 5 and August 6.

Event:
A summer evening for enjoying the cool air in downtown
Bon Odori dancing and other demonstrations of how Japan spends summer nights
Dates: August 5 and August 6 until 20:30

Design by Norio Nakamura

■The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Exhibitions:
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945
Open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays through August 26.
Discounts of ¥200 on Regular tickets, ¥100 on Student tickets from 17:00 on Fridays and Saturdays through August 26.
MOMAT Collection
Open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays through August 26.
Students free, discounts of ¥200 on Regular tickets from 17:00 on Fridays and Saturdays through August 26.

Events:
Architectural Gymnastics on August 4 from 18:30
A beer bar opens in the front yard only on Fridays and Saturdays through August 26.
Restaurant: Free glass of sparkling wine at L’Art Et Mikuni during dinner time with museum ticket. (July 28 and August 25)

■The National Museum of Western Art
Exhibitions:
Arcimboldo: Nature into Art
Open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays through September 30.
Permanent Collection
Open until 21:00 with free admission for all from 17:00 on Fridays and Saturdays through September 30.
Fun with Collection: 2017 Le Corbusier’s Artistic Space – His Thought Processes as Seen in the NMWA Plans
Open until 21:00 with free admission for all from 17:00 on Fridays and Saturdays through September 30.

Event:
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Mini Concerts on July 28 (18:00–18:30, 19:30–20:00)

■The National Art Center, Tokyo
Exhibitions:
Alberto Giacometti – Collection Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght
Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays through August 26.

Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now
Open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays through August 26.

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