TOKYO | The National Art Center, Tokyo opened in Roppongi in January 2007 and in that time has built a reputation as one of the best art museums in Asia (it’s the 20th most visited art museum in the world). It was designed by designed by Kisho Kurokawa (who also designed the new Kuala Lumpur Airport and the Exhibition Wing of the Van Gogh Museum) and is one of the largest exhibition spaces in Japan.
Similarly to a German Kunsthalle, the National Art Center doesn’t hold a permanent collection, rather it holds special exhibitions sponsored and curated by other organisations – up to 10 at a time. Artists that have been exhibited here are varied, from artists like Monet, Yayoi Kusama, and Cezanne to topics like Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now. Entry to the museum’s center atrium, cafes, and shop is free, but the exhibitions do have a fee.
The National Art Center, Tokyo
Telephone: 03 6271 3350
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