MOT Collection

Present Day and in Times Past

― Multiple Perspectives


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The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo houses approximately 5,400 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. The third installment introduces approximately 160 works spanning the 1930s until recent years, centering on donated pieces from amongst the 400 or so artworks collected during the museum’s closure for renovations. The exhibition contemplates the meaning behind the collection through multiple perspectives such as past and present, museum and collector.


OKAMOTO Shinjiro, ONO Yoko, ONOSATO Toshinobu, KUSAMA Yayoi, SHINKAI Kakuo, SUEMATSU Masaki, TOYOSHIMA Yasuko, FUJITA Tsuguharu, MATSUE Taiji, mamoru, MIYAJIMA Tatsuo, MUKAI Junkichi, Brenda V. FAJARDO and more

  • OKAMOTO Shinjiro, Silver Dragonfly: The map of Great Tokyo, 1983

  • KUSAMA Yayoi, Walking on the Sea of Death, 1981

  • MATSUE Taiji, JP-13 02, 2017

  • MUKAI Junkichi, Shadow (Over Suzhou), 1938

  • TOYOSHIMA Yasuko, Installation view, "MOT Collection Part3" (2019-20)  The paper work on the wall, Precedent, 2015, Collection of gigei10  photo: YANAGIBA Masaru

  • SUEMATSU Masaki, [1945.4.4], 1945



Sat, 14 March - Sun, 14 June, 2020


Mondays (except 4 May), 7 May

Opening Hours

(Tickets available until 30 minutes before closing)


Adults – 500yen (400yen)
University & College Students – 400yen (320yen)
High School Students, Over 65 – 250yen (200yen)
Free for under Junior High School Students & Temporary Exhibition tickets holders

* ( ) Price for a group over 20 people


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

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