Rewinding the Collection
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo will be temporarily closed until May 31 (Mon) as part of the emergency measures taken by the government in Tokyo after national state of emergency declaration on May 7, 2021. ⇒More details
Part1: Before Postwar Art to its Beginnings
Part2: Back to the Startline of the MOT
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo houses approximately 5,500 artworks in its extensive collection, which spans the modern and contemporary periods with a focus on art of the postwar years. In an aim to communicate the diverse appeal of contemporary art, each installment of the “MOT Collection” exhibition serves to introduce artworks in the collection from various themes and angles in order to offer visitors with an opportunity to engage with even the same works from various perspectives. On this occasion we bring our focus to the origin and history of the collection, presenting two sections that introduce a variety of works that span a wide range of periods and regions, from modern paintings collected during the “Tokyo Prefectural Art Museum” era* to large-scale overseas works collected towards the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
*When the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo opened in 1995, more than 3,000 works previously owned by the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (opened as the Tokyo Prefectural Art Museum in 1926 and renamed in 1943) were transferred.
＊This exhibition consists of some of the works from the previous period. (14 Nov, 2020 - 14 Feb, 2021)
MOT Collection List of Works (pdf)
MOT Collection Leaflet (pdf)
ASAI Chu, ASO Saburo, ONCHI Koshiro, KATATANI Aiko, KATSURA Yuki, KANOKOGI Takeshiro, KISHIDA Ryusei, KITADAI Shozo, GOSEDA Yoshimatsu, KOMAI Tetsuro, TANAKA Atsuko, TSURUOKA Masao, NAKAHARA Minoru, FUKUSHIMA Hideko, MAKINO Torao, MATSUMOTO Shunsuke, MADOKORO (AKUTAGAWA) Saori, YAMAGUCHI Takeo, YOSHIHARA Jiro, David HOCKNEY, Ellsworth KELLY, Roy LICHTENSTEIN, Andy WARHOL and more
Sat. National Holiday. 20 March – Sun. 20 June 2021
except 3 May), 6 May *Temporarily closed 25 April – 11 May
- Opening Hours
(Tickets available until 30 minutes before closing)
Adults – 500yen
University & College Students – 400yen
High School Students, Over 65 – 250yen
Free for under Junior High School Students & Temporary Exhibition tickets holders
* Tickets for the ”rhizomatiks_multiplex”, "The Absence of Mark Manders" and the Combined Tickets also include admission to the “MOT Collection” exhibition.
* Children younger than elementary school age need to be accompanied by a guardian.
* Persons with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Welfare Certificate, or Atomic Bomb Survivor Welfare Certificate as well as up to two attendants are admitted free of charge.
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo,
Collection Gallery 1F / 3F
- Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government,
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
* All programs are subject to change.