Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

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Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art
Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art
Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art

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The museum is temporarily closed for maintenance until March 13.


Opened in March 1995, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo is known for hosting groundbreaking, innovative and unconventional works. In fact, its collection now totals approximately 5,400 pieces of domestic and foreign art, ranging across a wide spectrum of mediums and genres, including fashion, architecture and design. However, the oeuvre mainly focuses on postwar art, of which many of them date from 1945 to present day.

In its effort to promote art education, this uniquely designed three-story structure also houses an art library with a total of about 270,000 books. This provides visitors with a way to further cultivate their knowledge of the arts outside of the exhibitions.

The art institution closed in spring 2016 and reopens on March 29 2019 after an extensive three-year renovation. The museum will be unveiling 400 newly acquired works with the aim of introducing visitors to the latest generation of artists.  Aside from the new exhibitions, do also visit the museum shop, restaurant, cafe and lounge, where you can grab a bite or buy art-related goods once you’re done exploring.



Address: 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku

Transport: Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station (Hanzomon line), exit B2; (Oedo line), exit A3
Opening hours: 10am-6pm / closed Mon (except for holidays)
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