National Museum of Western Art

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National Museum of Western Art

The core collection housed in this 1959 Le Corbusier-designed building, Japan’s only national museum devoted to Western art, was assembled by Kawasaki shipping magnate Matsukata Kojiro in the early 1900s. Considering that the collection was begun so recently, it is surprisingly good, ranging from 15th-century icons to Monet to Pollock.


Venue name: National Museum of Western Art
Address: 7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku

Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Tue-Thu, Sat, Sun; 9.30am-8pm Fri. (Admission ends 30 mins before closing time)
Transport: Ueno Station (Yamanote line), park exit; (Ginza, Hibiya lines), Shinobazu exit.

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  • Tuesday February 28 2017 - Sunday May 28 2017
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