Eastern

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

Highlight
The Collection Gallery has plenty of works by Kanjiro Kawai, Rosanjin Kitaoji and Kenkichi Tomimoto

Exhibiting modern fine art cored around works produced in Kansai

Although focusing on contemporary fine art from home and abroad, encompassing a diverse collection of works that includes paintings, woodblock prints, ceramics, sculptures, photographs and design works, the museum - amidst consideration given to the overall history of modern art in Japan - places great importance on the artists active in Kyoto and the entire Kansai area.
In the Collection Gallery on the 4th floor, rotation is the key, with exhibits like Japanese paintings, Western paintings, woodblock prints, sculpture, ceramics, lacquer ware, dyed fabrics, industrial arts and photographs being switched whenever necessary. A famous example of work on display here would be the collection by the woodblock artist Kiyoshi Hasegawa.
Other activities include holding workshops and lectures in conjunction with special exhibitions. And, depending on the time of year, the museum stays open at nighttime.
The 1st floor is equipped with free space and houses the museum shop and a café. This floor is open to the public free of charge.

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Question

What is the name of the artist who created the massive circle artwork in the 1st floor lobby?

Address 26-1 Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku
TEL 075-761-4111
FAX 075-771-5792
URL http://www.momak.go.jp
Hours 9:30~17:00 (entry by 16:30), Every Fri and Sat: 9:30-20:00 (entry by 19:30)
Closed Mon (following day if Nat Hol), 28/12~4/1
Adm Collection Gallery: Adults ¥430, College students ¥130, Charges differ depending on special exhibition
Access A 10-min walk from Exit 1 of the Subway Tozai Line Higashiyama Stn/ Very close to Okazakikoen Bijutsukan/ Heianjingu-mae Stop of City Bus/A 5-minute walk from Okazakikoen ROHM Theater/Miyakomesse-mae Stop of City Bus

Facilities near by

photo:Itto-en Museum Koso-in

Itto-en Museum Koso-in

The spirit of Itto-en and the mingling of artists

photo:Sennyu-ji Temple Museum Shinsho-den

Sennyu-ji Temple Museum Shinsho-den

Treasures connected to the Imperial family also kept here

photo:Japan Kanji Museum & Library

Japan Kanji Museum & Library

Encounter, learn and enjoy kanji

photo:Obentobako Museum

Obentobako Museum

Lunchboxes that speak volumes about the food culture of Edo times

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