The National Museum of Art, Osaka Nakanoshima, Osaka
An art museum to encounter contemporary art from Japan and abroad
Located on the waterfront of Nakanoshima, Osaka, this is a“ completely underground” museum, which is unusual anywhere in the world. At the entrance, visitors are greeted by a unique object inspired by bamboo. With around 8,000 works, its collection is one of the largest in Japan, with a focus on contemporary art from Japan and overseas since 1945. In the collection exhibition, artists and works that are important in talking about contemporary art are introduced in attractive themes with a new perspective for each exhibition change.
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- Felix GONZALEZ-TORRES, “Untitled” (Last Light), 1993© Felix Gonzalez-Torres Courtesy of The FelixGonzalez-Torres Foundation
- Ryan GANDER, Dominae Illud Opus Populare, 2016 © Ryan Gander courtesy of TARO NASU
- Allora & Calzadilla, Lifespan, 2014 ©Allora & Calzadilla, Courtesy of Lisson Gallery Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga
- 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (on Fridays & Saturdays until 8:00 p.m.) Admission until 30 minutes before closing. Closed on Mondays (open on holiday Mondays and closed on the following days), during installation periods, and New Year holidays.
- Adults 430 yen, College and University students 130 yen *Excluding special exhibitions.