• Current Exhibitions
  • Upcoming Exhibitions
  • Past Exhibitions

The 35th Anniversary of the National Museum of Art, Osaka: the Allure of the Collection

April 21 (Sat.)–June 8 (Sun.)

  • Previous

The National Museum of Art, Osaka opened in 1977in Expo '70 Commemorative Park, and relocated to its current site in Nakanoshima, a district in the center of Osaka, in 2004. This year, our 35th anniversary, we make use of the entire facility to present some 350 works by approximately 150 artists from the museum's collection of over 6,300 items. In the first section of the two-part exhibition (on the B2 floor), we will introduce a wide range of contemporary art from the 20th and 21st century by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio Morandi, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Yayoi Kusama, and Yoshitomo Nara.

In the second section (on the B3 floor), we will present an exhibition of contemporary photography based on works that the museum has acquired since the mid-'90s. Consisting of a diverse selection of works from both Japan and abroad, the event will include noted German photographers such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans as well as others like Vik Muniz, Loretta Lux, Boris Mikhailov, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Yasumasa Morimura, Naoya Hatakeyama, Yuki Onodera, Miwa Yanagi, and Tomoko Yoneda.

  • Organized by: The National Museum of Art, Osaka, The Asahi Shimbun
  • Sponsored by: Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Nozaki Insatsu Shigyo Co., LTD., KINDEN CORPORATION, UOMAN


| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |

Wassily KANDINSKY 《Bild im Bild (Picture within Picture)》 1929

Yoshitomo NARA 《The Longest Night》 1995
©Yoshitomo Nara

Kumi MACHIDA 《Snow Day》 2008
©Kumi Machida 2011 courtesy of Nishimura Gallery

Mike KELLEY 《City 3 (4 of 5)(from series Kandors)》2007-09
©Mike Kelley, courtesy Wako Works of Art Photo:Kazuo Fukunaga

Hiroshi SUGIMOTO 《Church of the Light (Tadao Ando)》 1997
©Hiroshi Sugimoto / Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi

Naoya HATAKEYAMA 《Blast#5707》 1998

Miwa YANAGI 《My Grandmothers: YUKA》 2000

Tomoko YONEDA《Freud's Glasses - Viewing a text by Jung II》
Courtesy the artist and Aomori Contemporary Art Centre Photo:Kyu Yamamoto

Wolfgang TILLMANS 《Freischwimmer 24》2003
©Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Wako Works of Art


Opening Hours

10:00–17:00, Fridays until 19:00
Admission until 30 minutes before closing


(Except for April 30(Mon.,Holiday))

Admission Fee

Adults : 1,000 Yen (800 Yen)
University students : 600 Yen (400 Yen)

  • * Children (up to Junior High school students), disabled people with one attendant: Free
  • * ( ) Figures in parentheses indicate discount fees for groups of 20 or more
  • Previous