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TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see MOT collection
2: to see art works of contemporary art at exhibitions

Museum that shows art works of contemporary art

If you visit Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, you can see MOT Collection.

This museum holds Project Exhibition and Regular Exhibition. It functions as a platform that a few exhibitions are held simultaneously.

Project Exhibition "Tokujin Yoshioka -Crystallize-" (from October 3, 2013 (Thursday) to January 19, 2014 (Sunday)) was an excellent exhibition that art works of Mr. Tokujin Yoshioka (1967-Present) were displayed. In particular, "Rainbow Church" was overwhelming. The light through stained grass of crystal prisms was beautiful. Also, "Swan Lake" was impressive. The music of Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) exercised influences over art works. Moreover, "Honey Pop" that was made by paper was unique.

MOT Collection consists of about 4,800 items.

Like Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Mr. Takayoshi Yanagisawa (1936-Present) designed this museum.

It opened in 1995. It is a large public museum of Tokyo Metropolis at Kiba Park in Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Koto City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Kiyosumi-Shirakawa station and so on.

Event Information

"TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2021"
from October 28, 2021 (Thursday) to October 31, 2021 (Sunday)

"MOT Collection"
from November 13, 2021 (Saturday) to February 23, 2022 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Viva Video!: The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota"
from November 13, 2021 (Saturday) to February 23, 2022 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Christian Marclay Translating"
from November 20, 2021 (Saturday) to February 23, 2022 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"EUGENE STUDIO: After the rainbow"
from November 20, 2021 (Saturday) to February 23, 2022 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"MOT Collection"
from March 19, 2022 (Saturday) to July 19, 2022 (Sunday)

"Takamasa YOSIZAKA"
from March 19, 2022 (Saturday) to July 19, 2022 (Sunday)

"The art of Special Effects Production Designer -Yasuyuki "TAIKO" Inoue-"
from March 19, 2022 (Saturday) to July 19, 2022 (Sunday)

"Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2020-2022"
from March 19, 2022 (Saturday) to July 19, 2022 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Constellations -Practices for Unseen Connections/Discoveries"
from January 24, 2015 (Sunday) to March 22, 2015 (Sunday)

"KISHIO SUGA_Situated Latency"
from January 24, 2015 (Sunday) to March 22, 2015 (Sunday)

"Gabriel Orozoco -Inner Cycles"
from January 24, 2015 (Saturday) to May 10, 2015 (Sunday)

"Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection: Collection Becoming"
from January 24, 2015 (Saturday) to June 28, 2015 (Sunday)

"Sayoko Yamaguchi -The Wearist, Clothed in the Future"
from April 11, 2015 (Saturday) to June 28, 2015 (Sunday)

"Time of others"
from April 11, 2015 (Saturday) to June 28, 2015 (Sunday)

"TOKYO WONDER WALL 2015"
from June 6, 2015 (Saturday) to June 28, 2015 (Sunday)

"An Art Exhibition for Children -Whose place is this?-"
from July 18, 2015 (Saturday) to October 12, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"MOT Collection PART 2: Postwar Art in Close-Up"
from July 18, 2015 (Saturday) to October 12, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Oscar Niemeyer: The Man Who Built Brasilia"
from July 18, 2015 (Saturday) to October 12, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"The Railway Series THOMAS & FRIENDS"
from July 18, 2015 (Saturday) to October 12, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"YOKO ONO Wish Tree for Tokyo 2015"
December 9, 2015 (Wednesday)

"MOT Collection PART 3: Part 1 Postwar Art in Close-Up, Part 2 4 Rooms with Francis Alÿs, Don't Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River, Atrium Project OTOMO Yoshihide + AOYAMA Yasutomo + ITO Takayuki, 《without records - mot ver. 2015》"
from November 7, 2015 (Saturday) to February 14, 2016 (Sunday)

"Tokyo Art Meeting Ⅵ "TOKYO" Sensing the Cultural Magma of the Metropolis"
from November 7, 2015 (Saturday) to February 14, 2016 (Sunday)

"YOKO ONO: FROM MY WINDOW"
from November 8, 2015 (Sunday) to February 14, 2016 (Sunday)

"MOT Annual 2016: Loose Lips Save Ships"
from March 5, 2016 (Saturday) to May 29, 2016 (Sunday)

"MOT Collection PART 4: Collection Ongoing"
from March 5, 2016 (Saturday) to May 29, 2016 (Sunday)

"PIXAR: 30 YEARS OF ANIMATION"
from March 5, 2016 (Saturday) to May 29, 2016 (Sunday)

"Event Before Renewal Closing"
May 29, 2016 (Sunday)

"Grand Reopening Exhibition: MOT Collection Part 1 -Pleased to meet you. New Acquisitions in recent years-"
from March 29, 2019 (Friday) to June 16, 2019 (Sunday)

"Grand Reopening Exhibition: Weavers of Worlds -A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art"
from March 29, 2019 (Friday) to June 16, 2019 (Sunday)

"TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2019"
from July 12, 2019 (Friday) to July 15, 2019 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Grand Reopening Exhibition: MOT Collection Part 2 -Pleased to meet you. New Acquisitions in recent years-"
from July 20, 2019 (Saturday) to October 20, 2019 (Sunday)

"Now, it's time to play"
from July 20, 2019 (Saturday) to October 20, 2019 (Sunday)

"MOT Satellite 2019 -Wandering Mapping-"
from August 3, 2019 (Saturday) to October 20, 2019 (Sunday)

"Dumb Type. - Actions + Reflections-"
from November 16, 2019 (Saturday) to February 16, 2020 (Sunday)

"Grand Reopening Exhibition: MOT Collection Part 3 Present Day and in Times Past -Multiple Perspectives-"
from November 16, 2019 (Saturday) to February 16, 2020 (Sunday)

"minä perhonen / minagawa akira Tsuzuku"
from November 16, 2019 (Saturday) to February 16, 2020 (Sunday)

"MOT Annual 2019"
from November 16, 2019 (Saturday) to February 16, 2020 (Sunday)

"The Potentiality of Drawing"
from June 2, 2020 (Tuesday) to June 21, 2020 (Sunday)

"Things Entangling -A Collaborative between MOT and KADIST-"
from June 2, 2020 (Tuesday) to September 27, 2020 (Sunday)

"Grand Reopening Exhibition: MOT Collection Part 4 Present Day and in Times Past -Multiple Perspectives-"
from June 2, 2020 (Tuesday) to September 27, 2020 (Sunday)

"Olafur Eliasson -Sometimes the river is the bridge-"
from June 9, 2020 (Tuesday) to September 27, 2020 (Sunday)

"Cherish, your imagination"
from July 18, 2020 (Saturday) to September 27, 2020 (Sunday)

"VISUAL ART BOOK FAIR"
from November 16, 2020 (Monday) to November 23, 2020 (Monday, National Holiday)

Cancelled
"TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2020"
from November 20, 2020 (Friday) to November 23, 2020 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Yoko Ono, Wish Tree for Tokyo"
December 9, 2020 (Wednesday)

"Eiko Ishioka: Blood, Sweat, and Tears -A Life of Design-"
from November 14, 2020 (Saturday) to February 14, 2021 (Sunday)

"MOT Annual 2020 -Invisible Powers-"
from November 14, 2020 (Saturday) to February 14, 2021 (Sunday)

"MOT Collection Part2 -Rewinding the Collection-"
from November 14, 2020 (Saturday) to February 14, 2021 (Sunday)

"MOT Satellite 2020: High Five -Our Envisioned Voices-"
from January 13, 2021 (Wednesday) to February 14, 2021 (Sunday)

Cancelled
"Takamasa Yoshizaka"
from November 14, 2020 (Saturday) to February 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Cancelled
"Atrium Project"
from November 20, 2020 (Friday) to February 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Cancelled
"CULTURE CHANEL -LA LÉGENDE-"
from March 20, 2021 (Saturday, National Holiday) to June 22, 2021 (Tuesday)

"The Absence of Mark Manders"
from March 20, 2021 (Saturday, National Holiday) to June 22, 2021 (Tuesday)

"MOT Collection: Rewinding the Collection"
from March 20, 2021 (Saturday, National Holiday) to June 22, 2021 (Tuesday)

"rhizomatiks_multiplex"
from March 20, 2021 (Saturday, National Holiday) to June 22, 2021 (Tuesday)

"Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2019-2021 Exhibition"
from March 20, 2021 (Saturday, National Holiday) to June 22, 2021 (Tuesday)

"GENKYO YOKOO TADANORI"
from July 17, 2021 (Saturday) to October 17, 2021 (Sunday)

"MOT Annual 2021: A sea, a living room and a skull"
from July 17, 2021 (Saturday) to October 17, 2021 (Sunday)

"MOT Collection: Journals Special Exhibit: Mark Manders, Storage and Display"
from July 17, 2021 (Saturday) to October 17, 2021 (Sunday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 2 hours in a regular pace, about 1 hour in a hurried pace, and about 3 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This Museum opens from 10:00 to 18:00 (last entry: 17:30).

Closed Day
This museum is closed every Monday, maintenance period, and year-end and new year holiday. In case that Monday is either a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it opens on Monday and closed on the following weekday.

Admissions Fee
It is differend between MOT collection exhibition and project exhibisions. In case of MOT Collection, it is 500-yen for adults, 400-yen for university students, 250-yen for those aged 65 and over, and 250-yen for high schools students. It is free for elementary school and junior high school students. In case of project exhibitions, it is different between exhibitions. For your information, in case of "rhizomatiks_multiplex", it was 1,500-yen for adults, 900-yen for university students, college students and those aged 65 and over, 500-yen for high school students and junior high school students. It was free for elementary school students and under. It is free on Tokyo Citizens Day of October 1.

Access
The closest station is Kiyosumi Shirakawa Station. It is also accessible from Kiba Station and Kikukawa Station.

Nearest Railway Station
○ Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station (Tokyo Metro: Hanzomon Line)
○ Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station (Toei Subway: Oedo Line)
○ Kiba Station (Tokyo Metro: Tozai Line)
○ Kikukawa Station (Toei Subway: Shinjuku Line)

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Name in English
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Name in Roman Letters
Tokyo-to Gendai Bijutsukan

Name in Japanese
東京都現代美術館
とうきょうとげんだいびじゅつかん

Address
4-1-1, Miyoshi, Koto City, Tokyo, 135-0022, Japan

Telephone Number
03-5245-4111、03-5405-8686

URL
https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/en/

Map

Purpose: Architecture

Purpose: Art

Purpose: Contemporary Art

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