MOMAT Collection Exhibition

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


Tsune Nakamura, Ryusei Kishida, Naojiro Harada, Bakusen Tsuchida, Shunso Hishida et al.
At present, the museum collection consists of over 13,000 items. The display presented in this exhibition will change continually throughout the exhibition period, introducing around 200 pieces in the 3000㎡ gallery space across the three floors of the museum. Displays will be renewed every two to three months with significant changes meaning you are bound to encounter something new every time you visit.

Although the MOMAT collection focuses on modern art from Japan, an understanding of Western modern art is indispensable in seeing the influence that it had on Japanese artists. Explore the relationship between Japanese art and that of the West from the Meiji Period (1968-1912) onward through artists such Tsuguharu Foujita, who worked in Paris, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, who was active in the United States. The second floor of the exhibition will focus on trends that emerged in art in the 1960s and 1970s, presenting recently acquired works by Robert Smithson, On Kawara, Genpei Akasegawa and others.

The “Highlight Corner,” where you’ll find a variety of well-known works, and the “Nihon-ga (Japanese-style Painting) Corner” also promise a rich viewing experience. Notable pieces include Kaburaki Kiyokata’s “Boating Excursion on the Sumida River” (on display May 27 - Jul. 17) and Kawabata “Ryushi’s Flaming Grass” (on display Jul. 19 - Sep. 10).

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Exhibition Talk
This guided exhibition talk introducing the works on display will be lead by one of the museum’s volunteer “MOMAT Guide Staff.” The theme and works that will be focused on will vary depending on the guides, so the theme of the talk will be indicated at the 1F entrance meeting point before the guided talk begins.
Event Date: May 27 (Sat) - Nov. 5 (Sun), 14:00-15:00 everyday (excluding when the gallery is closed). Please note times are subject to change due to the scheduling of other events.
Venue: Collections galleries (meeting at 1F entrance)
*Event in Japanese




Venue Hours

10:00 ~ 17:00
Closed on Monday
Closed on the new year holidays and during changing exhibitions. On a Public Holiday Monday, the museum is open but closed on the following Tuesday.
FeeAdults ¥500; University Students ¥250; High School Students and Under, Seniors 65 & Over, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free; Special Exhibition Fees may be charged separately.
VenueThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Location3-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8322
Access3 minute walk from exit 1b at Takebashi Station on the Tozai line, 11 minute walk from exit 4 at Kudanshita Station on the Hanzomon and Tozai lines.
Phone03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)