MOT Collection

Each term, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) selects about 100 artworks from its some 4,800-piece collection for display in its permanent exhibition--the "MOT Collection." In this way, MOT seeks to offer a wide range of perspectives on postwar and contemporary art.This term, "Collection Ongoing" places a particular focus on Pop Art and works on paper in conjunction with special exhibits of newly acquired works.

MOT has actively collected works of Pop Art ever since its opening, seeing it as one source from which contemporary art flows. Key works in the collection include pieces by Andy Warhol and David Hockney. This time, the fruits of MOT's acquisition efforts in the Pop genre are presented in the form of an "encore." Works employing paper as a medium, meanwhile, account for the majority of the pieces in the collection. Because they require special care to preserve, however, opportunities for exhibiting them are limited. This term, viewers can enjoy immersing themselves in a colorful array of "works on paper." In conjunction, we are also presenting special exhibits highlighting the museum's newly acquired works by TATSUNO Toeko (1950-2014) and TOYOSHIMA Yasuko (1967-). "Collection Ongoing" provides a fascinating look at MOT's evolving collection attuned to the art of our contemporary world. When the exhibition ends, MOT will temporarily close for a long-term renovation project. We invite you to take this opportunity to savor our collection one time before we close.


Willem de Kooning, Thomas Demand, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, ONOSATO Toshinobu, OTA Saburo, TATSUNO Toeko, TERUYA Yuken, TOYOSHIMA Yasuko, FUKUSHIMA Hideko, YOSHIOKA Tokujin, etc.

Atrium Project:OTOMO Yoshihide+AOYAMA Yasutomo+ITO Takayuki


辰野登恵子《ばら色の前方後方》 .jpg

豊嶋康子《パネル #19》 2014.jpg吉岡徳仁《Honey-pop》.jpg

From left to right, top to bottom :

TATSUNO Toeko, Rose Colors Ahead, Behind, 2011 Photo: OKANO Kei ©TATSUNO Jinzo
TOYOSHIMA Yasuko, Panel #19, 2014
YOSHIOKA Tokujin, Honey-pop, 2001

Exhibition Information


Mar.5 (Sat), 2016 - May.29 (Sun), 2016


Mondays (except for March 21,May 2, May 23), March 22


open until 20:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Public holidays from April 29 to May 28
*Last admission to the gallery floor & last ticket purchase is 30minutes before the closing time.


Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Collection Gallery


Adult: ¥500
College & University Students: ¥400
High School & Adults over 65: ¥250
Free for under Junior High & Exhibition ticket holders
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From Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Hanzomon Line: 9min. walk from the B2 exit.
From Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Toei Oedo Line: 13min. walk from the A3 exit.
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