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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

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1: to see art works at exhibitions

Art museum where various kinds of exhibitions are held at the same time

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

It is an art museum where exhibitions of world famous museum are held.

There are a lot of exhibition rooms. Like The National Art Center, Tokyo, this art museum works as a platform that several kinds of exhibitions including special exhibition, project exhibition, and publicly sponsored exhibition are simultaneously held.

Its entrance is at the B1 floor after passing the entrance gate and riding on escalator. The entrance of special exhibition is located at the B1 floor.

"Kaku no Kai" (from March 2, 2014 (Sunday) to March 8, 2014 (Saturday)) was held at the gallery A of the B3 floor  and "Island View" (from February 19, 2014 (Wednesday) to March 7, 2014 (Friday)) was held at the gallery B of the same floor.

It opened in 1926. It is a large public art museum of Tokyo Metropolis at Ueno Onshi Park in Ueno, Taito City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Ueno station.

Event Information

"Special Exhibition: Van Gogh & Japan"
from October 24, 2017 (Tuesday) to January 8, 2018 (Monday, National Holiday)

"The 15th Autumn Satsuki Bonsai Kinshuten"
from October 26, 2017 (Thursday) to October 29, 2017 (Sunday)

"Music Program Tokyo: Machinaka Concert -Autumn in Art, Walking of Music-"
from November 2, 2017 (Thursday) to November 3, 2017 (Friday, National Holiday)

"Special Exhibition: Brueghel -150 Years of an Artistic Dynasty-"
from January 23, 2018 (Tuesday) to April 1, 2018 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Special Exhibition: Neo-Impressionism, from Light to Color"
from January 24, 2015 (Saturday) to March 29, 2015 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: The British Museum Exhibition: A History of the World in 100 Objects"
from April 18, 2015 (Saturday) to June 28, 2015 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Legendary artists of Japanese Western Paining The Centennial of the NIKA Exhibition"
from July 18, 2015 (Saturday) to September 6, 2015 (Sunday)

"SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA"
from October 14, 2015 (Thursday) to October 18, 2015 (Sunday)

"Music Program Tokyo: Machinaka Concert in Autumn"
from October 31, 2015 (Saturday) to November 1, 2015 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Impressionist Masterpieces from Marmottan Monet Museum"
from September 19, 2015 (Saturday) to December 13, 2015 (Sunday)

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

"Special Exhibition: Botticelli and His Time"
from January 16, 2016 (Saturday) to April 3, 2016 (Sunday)

"Spring Festival in Tokyo -Tokyo Opera no Mori 2016-"
March 19, 2016 (Saturday), March 27, 2016 (Sunday), March 31, 2016 (Thursday), April 6, 2016 (Wednesday) and April 14, 2016 (Thursday)

"Spring Festival in Tokyo -Concert in Harmony with Cherry Blossoms-"
March 31, 2016 (Thursday), April 6, 2016 (Wednesday) and April 14, 2016 (Thursday)

"Special Exhibition: The 300th Anniversary of Birth -Jackchu-"
from April 22, 2016 (Friday) to May 24, 2016 (Tuesday)

"Special Exhibition: Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou -Timeline 1906-1977-"
from June 11, 2016 (Saturday) to September 22, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"Music Program Tokyo: Machinaka Concert -Autumn in Art, Walking of Music-"
from October 15, 2016 (Saturday) to October 16, 2016 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Van Gogh and Gauguin -Reality and Imagination-"
from October 8, 2016 (Saturday) to December 18, 2016 (Sunday)

"Tokyo University of the Arts The 65th Graduation Works Exhibitions"
from January 26, 2017 (Thursday) to January 31, 2016 (Tuesday)

"UENO PARK NIGHT EVENT SERIES: Night Music Cruise Concerts in Harmony with Cherry Blossoms -Special Version-"
March 10, 2017 (Friday)

"Special Exhibition: Titian and the Renaissance Venice"
from January 21, 2017 (Saturday) to April 2, 2017 (Sunday)

"Light Art Project"
May 19, 2017 (Friday)
June 2, 2017 (Friday)
June 16, 2017 (Friday)
June 30, 2017 (Friday)

"Special Exhibition: Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Bruegel's "The Tower of Babel" and Great 16th Century Masters"
from April 18, 2017 (Tuesday) to July 2, 2017 (Sunday)

"TURN Fes 3"
from August 18, 2017 (Friday) to August 20, 2017 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Great Collectors -Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston-"
from July 20, 2017 (Thursday) to October 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is 2 hours in a regular pace, 1.5 hours in a hurried page, and 2.5 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This museum opens from 9:30 to 17:30 (last entry: 17:00). When special exhibitions are held, it opens from 9:30 to 20:00 (last entry: 19:30) on Friday.

Closed Day
It is unique that this museum closes only rooms of special exhibitions and project exhibitions every Monday. In case that Monday is either a national holiday or a substitute holiday, this museum opens the rooms of these kinds of exhibitions on Monday and closes these rooms on the following weekday. Also, this museum temporarily opens on these days. The whole museum is closed on the 1st Monday, the 3rd Monday, maintenance period from July 7 to July 14, maintenance period of December 21 to December 28, year-end and new year holiday from December 29 to January 3. In case that Monday is either a national holiday or a substitute holiday, this museum opens on Monday and closes on the following weekday. This whole museum temporarily closes and opens.

Admissions Fee
It is different between exhibitions. For information, it was 1,400-yen for adults, 1,200-yen for students, 800-yen for high school students and 1,000-yen for those aged 65 and over in case of "The Centennial Exhibition of the Japan Art Institute's Revival: The Masterpieces of Nihonga" from January 25, 2014 (Saturday) to April 1, 2014 (Tuesday).

Access
It takes about 7 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
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Name in Roman Letters
Tokyo-to Bijutsukan

Name in Japanese
東京都美術館
とうきょうとびじゅつかん

Address
8-36, Ueno-Koen, Taito City, Tokyo, 110-0007, Japan

Telephone Number
03-3823-6921

URL
http://www.tobikan.jp/en/index.html

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