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.
The well-lit, glass-paneled lobby leads down to the B1 floor.
The information area is visible from the restaurant. On the wall next to the museum shop is a work by Takamatsu Jiro.
Works by Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, and Suda Yoshihiro are on permanent display in the atrium that connects the B1 and B2 floor.