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The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts

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TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see Geidai Collection (limited time only)
2: to see art works at exhibitions

Art museum that is located on Ueno Campus in Tokyo University of the Arts

If you visit The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, you can appreciate art works according to the theme of exhibitions.

It is an art museum of general art. It has Geidai Collection. There are about 28,500 collection items including art works created by students and art materials related to art works.There are 22 items that are selected as either National Treasure of Japan or Important Cultural Property of Japan.

On Ueno campus, it has Main Building, Chinretsukan Gallery and Masaki Memorial Gallery.

There are various kinds of exhibitions. "The National Treasure of Butto (Buddha Head) of Yakushi Nyorai and Masterpieces from Kohfukuji" (from September 3, 2013 (Tuesday) to November 24, 2013 (Sunday)) was held at Main Building. It was great to see 25 National Treasuries that are Bronze Butto of Yakushi Nyorai, 12 Standing Wooden Sculptures of the 12 Heavenly Generals, and 12 Wooden Tablet Relief Carvings of the 12 Heavenly Generals.

It opened in 1998. It is a middle-sized national art museum at Tokyo University of the Arts in Ueno, Taito City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Ueno Station and so on.

Event Information

"The Grand Exhibition on the Silk Road: SOSin-DENSin -Clone Cultural Property: Revitalization of Lost Time-"
from September 23, 2017 (Saturday, National Holiday) to October 26, 2017 (Thursday)

"Art Treasures of the Imperial Court Produced by the Tokyo Fine Arts School During the Early 20th Century"
from October 28, 2017 (Saturday) to November 26, 2017 (Sunday)

"Farewell exhibition of Ken-ichi Sugano: Conditor alme siderum"
from November 3, 2017 (Friday, National Holiday) to November 12, 2017 (Sunday)

"Special Project Commemorating the 130th Anniversary of Tokyo University of the Arts: Research Project on Fine Arts and Education in Japan -For the enhancement of the arts and cultural infrastructure "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."- Pablo Picasso"
from November 17, 2017 (Friday) to December 3, 2017 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tokyo University of the Arts Double Impact: The Art of Meiji Japan"
from April 4, 2015 (Saturday) to May 17, 2015 (Sunday)

"Helene Schjerfbeck: Reflections"
from June 2, 2015 (Tuesday) to July 26, 2015 (Sunday)

"Urameshiya...Art of the Ghost_Featuring Zenshoan's Sanyutei Encho Collection of Ghost Paintings"
from July 22, 2015 (Wednesday) to September 13, 2015 (Sunday)

"Transforming Arms into Art: Peace-building in Mozambique"
from October 17, 2015 (Saturday) to November 23, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Autumn Beauty: Highlights from Geidai Collection -Featuring Works Connected to Hirakushi Denchu-"
from November 10, 2015 (Tuesday) to November 29, 2015 (Sunday)

"Exhibition celebrating the completed restoration of Fujita's works"
from December 1, 2015 (Tuesday) to December 6, 2015 (Sunday)
*"The FOUJITA Tsuguharu Papers" is also to be held simultaneously.

"Tokyo University of the Arts Doctoral Program Final Exhibition 2015"
from December 15, 2015 (Tuesday) to December 24, 2015 (Friday)

"Tokyo University of the Arts The 64th Graduation Works Exhibitions"
from January 26, 2016 (Tuesday) to January 31, 2016 (Sunday)

"Geidai Collection"
from April 2, 2016 (Saturday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)

"The Present Areas Affected by the Catastrophe -The Art of IWATE, MIYAGI and FUKUSHIMA-"
from May 17, 2016 (Tuesday) to June 26, 2016 (Sunday)

"Hirakushi Denchu Collection"
from July 5, 2016 (Tuesday) to August 7, 2016 (Sunday)

"Life and Prayer, Kannon Sculptures from Nagahama Ⅱ"
from July 5, 2016 (Tuesday) to August 7, 2016 (Sunday)

"The Taito City Collection: The Source of Japanese Paintings -Reproductions of Wall Paintings at Horyuji Kondo and Dunhuang Mogao Caves-"
from September 17, 2016 (Saturday) to October 16, 2016 (Sunday)

"Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art"
from September 7, 2016 (Wednesday) to October 30, 2016 (Sunday)

"GOLDEN BOUNDARIES -Carrying on the Flow of Edo Makie Tradition Special Exhibition for the Retirement of Professor Arisumi Mitamura"
from October 25, 2016 (Tuesday) to November 6, 2016 (Sunday)

"In Commemoration of Retirement Ryohei Miyata "Kidoaigei""
from November 14, 2016 (Monday) to November 23, 2016 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Tokyo University of the Arts Doctoral Program Final Exhibition"
from December 13, 2016 (Tuesday) to December 23, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday)

"In Commemoration of Retirement Hirotoshi Sakaguchi: Pascal garden, Sea, Light"
from January 6, 2017 (Friday) to January 19, 2017 (Thursday)

"Tokyo University of the Arts The 65th Graduation Works Exhibitions"
from January 26, 2017 (Thursday) to January 31, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Special Exhibition: Sesson -A Singular Painter-"
from March 28, 2017 (Tuesday) to May 21, 2017 (Sunday)

"Rêver 2074"
from June 17, 2017 (Saturday) to June 25, 2017 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition commemorating 130th anniversary of the founding of Tokyo University of the Arts: The Pandora's box -Finding the Wondrous in the Geidai Collection-"
from July 11, 2017 (Tuesday) to September 10, 2017 (Sunday)

"RITSUKO TAHO Exhibition in Memory of Faculty Retirement: LITTLE LUMINOUS FORESTS"
from October 5, 2017 (Thursday) to October 19, 2017 (Thursday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 1.5 hours in a regular pace, about 1 hour in a hurried pace, and about 2 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
It is different between exhibitions.

Closed Day
It is different between exhibitions. Also, this museum is closed when no exhibition is held.

Admissions Fee
It is different between exhibitions.

It takes 10 minutes from Ueno Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Ueno Station (JR East: Yamanote Line. Keihin-Tohoku Line, Others)
◎ Ueno Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Hibiya Line)
◎ Ueno Station (Keisei: Keisei Main Line)
○ Uguisudani Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line)
◎ Nezu Station (Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line)
○ Sendagi Station (Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
○ With Children

Name in English
The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts

Name in Roman Letters
Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku Daigaku Bijutsukan

Name in Japanese

12-8, Ueno-Koen, Taito City, Tokyo, 110-8714, Japan

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Purpose: Art

Purpose: General Art

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