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Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown

January 21–May 6, 2018

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This special exhibition is designed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the National Museum of Art, Osaka, which opened in 1977. Through the works of more than 40 Japanese and foreign artists, the exhibition will shed light on various aspects of our society by examining things that have been imbued with time, history, and memory from a wide range of views. It will also consider the future potential of the museum.

Artists (including artworks from collection):
Pipilotti Rist, Jiro Takamatsu, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Joan Miró , Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Peter Fischli David Weiss, Robert Rauschenberg, Karin Sander, Naoya Hatakeyama, Tomoko Yoneda, Hikaru Fujii, Shinro Ohtake, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Alberto Giacometti, Shigeo Anzaï, Boris Mikhailov, Chia-Wei Hsu , Meiro Koizumi, Theaster Gates, Danh Vo, Yoshihiro Suda, Nairy Baghramian, Tino Sehgal, Allora & Calzadilla, Marina Abramović, Robert Smithson, Paul McCarthy, Vito Acconci, Keiji Uematsu, Kazuo Shiraga, Tetsumi Kudo, Mieko(Chieko) Shiomi, Chu Enoki, Ushio Shinohara, Naoyoshi Hikosaka, Yasumasa Morimura, Saburo Murakami, Chiharu Shiota, Aki Sasamoto, Heman Chong, Kohei Sekigawa, Robert Kusmirowski, Samson Young

  • Organized by The National Museum of Art, Osaka
  • Sponsored by ANDO TADAO CULTURE FOUNDATION, Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts
  • Supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute


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Robert Rauschenberg, Solstice, 1968, Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Photo provided by NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]

Allora & Calzadilla, Lifespan, 2014, Collection of The National Museum
of Art, Osaka © Allora & Calzadilla; Courtesy Lisson Gallery


Opening Hours

10:00-17:00 (10:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
*Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

Admission Fee

Adults: 1,200 (900) yen University students: 800 (550) yen

* Night discount on 17:00-20:00 Fridays and 17:00-20:00 Saturdays.
Adults: 1,000 yen University students: 700 yen

* Repeat Discount Adults: 600 yen University students: 400 yen
Please keep and submit a used ticket of the exhibition "Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown".

*( )admission for groups of more than 20 people.

* Admission free for visitors under 18 years old and mentally or physically disabled people with one attendant.

Free admission day: March 31, 2018.

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