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Floor Guide

One of the few museums in the world that is located completely underground, the exterior of the National Museum of Art, Osaka was inspired by the life force of bamboo, and the growth and development of contemporary art, and the building was designed to provide the most comfortable viewing area and function as a public space to promote exchanges between people and art. The facility was designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates Japan.

Floor Guide (PDF file: 148KB)

1F

The well-lit, glass-paneled lobby leads down to the B1 floor.

  • 1. Information

B1F

The information area is visible from the restaurant. On the wall next to the museum shop is a work by Takamatsu Jiro.

  • 2. Restaurant
  • 3. Nursing Room
  • 4. Kids Room
  • 5. Media Corner
  • 6. Information
  • 7. Locker Room
  • 8. Accessible Restrooms
  • 9. Museum Shop
  • 10. Lecture Hall

B2F

Works by Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, and Suda Yoshihiro are on permanent display in the atrium that connects the B1 and B2 floor.

The galleries on this floor are used to display special exhibitions.