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Collection 3: Image of something invisible

February 9― May 6, 2019

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As a response to the solo exhibition by Christian Boltanski, who has described his work as a funeral honoring the dead, a group of pieces from the museum collection will be presented based on the keyword, "invisible things," and the themes, "for the dead," "with the artist ," and "to the heavens."

List of Works (Japanese/English, PDF:1.9MB)
List of Works (Chinese/Korean, PDF:3.41MB)

  • Organized by The National Museum of Art, Osaka
  • Sponsored by Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts


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Rei NAITO, Pillow for the Dead, 2002
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
©Rei Naito

Tomoaki ISHIHARA , UNTITLED (#195), 1998
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
©Tomoaki Ishihara

Rieko Hidaka, Looking Up the Trees V, 1991 The National Museum of Art, Osaka
©Rieko Hidaka


Opening Hours

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


Mondays (except Feb. 11, Apr. 29, May 6) and Feb. 12.

Admission Fee

Adults: 430 (220) yen, university students: 130 (70) yen.
*( ) admission for groups of more than 20 people.
*Admission free for visitors under 18 years old, senior (65 and over) and mentally or physically disabled people with one attendant.

Night discount on 17:00-20:00 Fridays and 17:00-20:00 Saturdays.
Adults: 250 yen, university students: 70 yen.

Free admission days: Feb. 9, Feb. 24, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 1, May 4, 2019.

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