Isamu Noguchi: Ways of Discovery

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

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*As part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will be closed from April 25 to May 11.

Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)—one of the foremost artists of the 20th century. The son of a Japanese father and American mother, Noguchi constructed a unique sculptural philosophy while grappling with his identity as an artist caught between two cultures, East and West. Deeply influenced by the aesthetic vision of Constantin Brancusi, a sculptor whom he encountered in his twenties, Noguchi devoted his life to pursuing a world enabling the creation of abstract form fundamentally resonant with nature. Due to war, Noguchi also knew the pain of belonging to nations that were bitter enemies, and he produced artworks imbued with an earnest desire for peace. This exhibition will retrace Noguchi’s remarkable “path of discovery.” By communicating this visionary artist’s deep insights into Japanese culture, it will reveal the essence of his art and the meaning it holds for us today.

*Time-slot reservations are recommended.



from April 24, 2021 to August 29, 2021
Closed on Mondays. Open on July 26, August 2, and August 9.


Isamu Noguchi


Adults ¥1900; University Students ¥1300; Seniors 65 & Over ¥1100; High School Students & Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion Free.

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 17:30
Note:Closed on every 1st and 3rd Monday. Closed during the New Year holidays. Closed on Mondays during special exhibition. (Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.)


Address: 8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
Phone: 03-3823-6921 Fax: 03-3823-6920

7 minute walk from the Park exit of JR Ueno Station, 10 minute walk from the Ikenohata exit of Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Main line, 10 minute walk from exit 7 at Ueno Station on the Ginza and Hibiya lines.

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