MOT Collection: Rewinding the Collection
This event has ended.
*Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo will reopen from June 1 by advance reservation only. Additionally, we will extend the period of exhibitions until Tue 22 June. During this session, Museum will be temporarily opened on days closed. Every visitors are required to purchase advance reservation tickets. Tickets are not available at the museum ticket counter.
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)