Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art 京都国立近代美術館
Exhibitions with great fanfare for the spawners of the ar
The National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto hosts six to seven exhibitions per year for the pleasure of discovering the great names of Japanese or Western art and thematic staging.
Tokyo does not benefit, or no longer, from a cultural and artistic monopoly in Japan. Kyoto, which has its MOMAK, has nothing to envy to the capital's MOMAT. In 1967, what was once a simple annex of the Tokyo institution became an independent museum, with increasingly important presentations. In addition to a conservation mission by rotating its permanent collections, the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto temporarily exhibits photographers, nihonga (traditional Japanese painting) painters, Western artists ... Its major retrospectives, such as that of the painter Kayo Yamaguchi (1899-1984) or ceramicist Kanjiro Kawai (1890-1966), his lighting on cultural themes, like the one on the advertising poster in Japan in 2012, make him a reference beyond Kyoto. Lovers of twentieth-century Japanese art, hello!
Located opposite the path that leads to Heian-jingu and the canal that comes from Lake Biwa, the museum has a tea room with a very pleasant view and a bookstore, which sells the catalogs of previous exhibitions.
Address, timetable & access
Phone+81 (0)75 761 9900.
TimetableBus lines 5, 32, 46, 1000 Kyoto Kaikan Bijutsukan-mae stop.
PriceEntry to the permanent exhibition: adults 420 yen; high school students 130 yen; primary-school students free.
AccessOpen every day except Monday from 9:30 am to 5 pm Nightly Fridays from April to October until 8 pm. Closed from December 28 to January 4.