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The National Museum of Art, Osaka国立国際美術館

Art Museum

This art museum is located in Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka City. Founded in 1977, it relocated to its current location in 2004. It is notable for being one of the only underground art museums in the world. The museum primarily collects and exhibits works of modern art from the post-war era to now. In addition to exhibiting its collection, the museum also holds exhibitions and seminars about a range of art genres with a focus on contemporary art. Other events organized by the museum include workshops for children.

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place Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 4-2-55
phone 0664474680

Review of The National Museum of Art, Osaka

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Reviewed:2018/08/19 Interesting!
I think the museum is worth a visit if you are in Osaka. For a start, it’s a nice building in a small island which is the cultural hotspot of the city. The permanent collection is quite small so you...
Reviewed:2018/03/30 Not for everyone
First of all, modern contemporary art which is displayed at this museum is not everybods cup of tea. Also, we found that most of the installations did not impress us, only a few pf the installations...
Reviewed:2018/02/23 Hard to like
This is a modern/contemporary art museum, so if that is not up your alley, you won't like this

I like and prefer modern art, but even for me, their current 40th anniversary exhibition is hard to...



Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 4-2-55 [map]



10:00-17:00 (entrance up to 16:30)
[Friday/Saturday] 10:00-20:00 (admission up to 19:30)
※ Depending on the exhibition, addition and extension of the opening during the Dinner Yes
Monday (The next day for Public holiday), New Year's Holiday, Change Period, There may be days when the facility is closed.
[Collection Exhibition] General 430yen, College Student 130yen (except for the Collection Exhibition)
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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country's third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people's openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname “the nation's kitchen."

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