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Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

[Closed] It is closed for renovations from May 30, 2016 (Monday) to 2018 (Tentative).

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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

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)

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. It is free on Tokyo Citizens Day of Nobember 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
http://www.mot-art-museum.jp/eng/

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Purpose: Architecture

Purpose: Art

Purpose: Contemporary Art

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