MOT Collection: Rewinding the Collection

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

poster for MOT Collection: Rewinding the Collection

Ends in 45 days

*Notice of temporary closure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 from 4/25 to 5/11.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo houses approximately 5,500 artworks in its extensive collection, which spans the modern and contemporary periods with a focus on art of the postwar years. In an aim to communicate the diverse appeal of contemporary art, each installment of the “MOT Collection” exhibition serves to introduce artworks in the collection from various themes and angles in order to offer visitors an opportunity to engage with even the same works from various perspectives. On this occasion we bring our focus to the origin and history of the collection, presenting two sections that introduce a variety of works that span a wide range of periods and regions, from modern paintings collected during the “Tokyo Prefectural Art Museum” era* to large-scale overseas works collected towards the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
*When the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo opened in 1995, more than 3,000 works previously owned by the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (opened as the Tokyo Prefectural Art Museum in 1926 and renamed in 1943) were transferred.

*This exhibition consists of some of the works from the previous period. (14 Nov, 2020 - 14 Feb, 2021)



from April 01, 2021 to June 20, 2021
Open on May 3. Closed on May 6.


Adults ¥500; University Students ¥400; High School Students and Seniors 65 & Over ¥250; Junior Hight School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 2 Companions free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays.(12/28 - 1/1)


Address: 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022
Phone: 050-5541-8600(ハローダイヤ

9 minute walk from exit B2 at Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on the Hanzomon line, 14 minute walk from exit 3 at Kiba Station on the Tozai line.

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