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Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art (MOT)

Discover cutting-edge installations and diverse collections within this esteemed contemporary art gallery located in the alluring Edo-era district of Koto.

The Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art (MOT) is a world-class institution committed to researching, collecting and displaying artworks from 1945 onward. Featuring local and international groundbreakers in contemporary art, design, architecture and fashion, MOT has a rich and varied collection and an exciting program of temporary exhibitions. Peruse the exhibitions spread across the museum’s five floors and experience the peaceful ambiance in the library.

Situated alongside the greenery of Kiba Park, the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art has an architecturally impressive gateway that welcomes visitors into the spacious building. The museum was established in 1995 with the aim of researching and showcasing postwar art from Japan and abroad. Inquire about temporary exhibitions and special events at the front desk. Grab a floor map for the sprawling MOT Collection galleries.

Begin your exploration of the MOT Collection, which displays a rotating selection of the museum’s holdings of approximately 5,000 artworks. The collection features the work of artists that have been selected for their historical significance or influence as emerging stars in the contemporary art scene. From postwar art to exciting new directions, MOT presents a captivating timeline within its collection. Don’t miss the Atrium, which features a yearlong exhibition of installation artworks.

The museum has three floors dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Peruse the creatively curated exhibitions, which might feature specific artists, themes, timeframes or movements. These galleries regularly have exhibitions dedicated to architecture, design or fashion.

Save some time for the museum library, which has over 100,000 titles on subjects related to art. Take a break at the café or grab a pleasant meal at the museum’s restaurant. The museum shop stocks a wide range of gifts, as well as souvenirs that are themed to the temporary exhibitions.

The Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art is in the district of Koto. There is an admission fee to access the museum, which is closed on Mondays. Spend the day exploring the exhibitions and enjoying the Edo-period charm of the pretty parklands.


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