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The National Museum of Art, Osaka

4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6447-4680
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First of all, modern contemporary art which is displayed at this museum is not everybods cup of... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Tommy S
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Lund, Sweden
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Hard to like

This is a modern/contemporary art museum, so if that is not up your alley, you won't like this I... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
bcheong
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Singapore, Singapore
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The museum is closed while exhibitions are changed from July 2 –July 20, 2018. The next exhibitions "Masterpieces of French Landscape Paintings from The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow" and "Retrospective of the museum collection: 2014 → 1890" will be started from July 21, 2018.
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31 Aug 2017
“Small, ”
6 Aug 2017
“good collection of Japanese modern art with a great cafe”
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4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

First of all, modern contemporary art which is displayed at this museum is not everybods cup of tea. Also, we found that most of the installations did not impress us, only a few pf the installations were somewhat interessting to us. Of course, personal taste...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This is a modern/contemporary art museum, so if that is not up your alley, you won't like this I like and prefer modern art, but even for me, their current 40th anniversary exhibition is hard to like. Not sure if they had a permanent/better collection,...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This gallery is provincial at best and in no way a national gallery. In contrast, the nearby Museum of ceramics is outstanding.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Waist of time the collection is very small. Not impresive.w did not see the babel collection maybe it is worth visiting.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I had eagerly looked forward to my visit here: "National", "Art", a winning combination in anybody's book. I arrived around 15:00 on a Saturday afternoon. Many people entering. A line for tickets. Two possibilities: a visit to their permanent collection, and a visit to a...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Nice building, great atmosphere. Quiet calm Small and most of the exhibits are pretty poor Small charge to get in. Don't plan more than half hour

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

not the biggest art gallery but what was on show was good, the highlight though was the cafe with great food and cakes, with a special dish based upon the special exhibition on display

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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I had high hopes for an art museum in the centre of one of Japan's biggest cities, and though the art was beautiful - incomparable - it lacked the zest for creativity that I'd anticipated. Lucas Cranach and Pierre Alechinsky have both completed incredible paintings,...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Ikko Tanaka posters were on during our visit. The museum isn't the biggest or grandest if you are use to large museums, but like everything in Japan it is compact and carries just the right amount of content to trigger your senses. I thought it...More

1  Thank Alexander K
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great exhibits and wonderful architecture in this subterranean art gallery! The museum house the work of Mark Rothko, C.Y. Twombly, Gerhard Richter - however it gets way too crowdy!

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