Welcome to the MOMAT Collection!
To briefly introduce some features of the museum’s exhibitions of works from the collection: First, its scale is one of the largest in Japan, displaying approximately 200 works each term from the museum’s holdings of over 13,000 works acquired since its opening in 1952. Also, it is one of the foremost exhibition in Japan, tracing the arc of Japanese modern and contemporary art from the end of the 19th century to the present day through a series of 12 rooms, each with its own specific theme.
In conjunction with the Secrets of National Important Cultural Properties exhibition currently on view on the 1st floor, Rooms 1 to 4 on the 4th floor contain an exhibit that contextualizes Important Cultural Properties through works that are not designated as such. In Room 5 on the 4th floor we are pleased to unveil a newly acquired work by Paul Klee, and Room 10 on the 3rd floor features “Spring Festival in MOMAT,” an annual tradition at the museum.
The museum celebrated its 70th anniversary last December, and has just embarked on a new decade. This exhibition of works from the collection is a look both back at the past and forward to the future, and we invite you to enjoy the many works on view at your leisure.
Room 1-5: 1880s-1940s
From the Middle of the Meiji Period to the Beginning of the Showa Period
Room 6-8: 1940s-1960s
From the Beginning to the Middle of the Showa Period
Room 9: Photography and Video
Room 10: Nihon-ga (Japanese-style Painting)
Room to Consider the Building
Room 11-12: 1970s-2010s
From the End of the Showa Period to the Present
Leiko Ikemura's works are displayed in Room 8 "Masters" and 11 "Renewing the Modern".
Artists: Ai-Mitsu, Saori Akutagawa (Madokoro), Noe Aoki, Shigeru Aoki, Shusaku Arakawa, Saburo Aso, Gyokushi Atomi, Ellen Auerbach, Irene Bayer, Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Masaya Chiba, Robert Delaunay, Ei-Kyu, Takeji Fujishima, Ichiro Fukuzawa, Gyokuju Funada, Iwami Furusawa, Antony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth, Kaii Higashiyama, Hyakusui Hirafuku, Leiko Ikemura, Shiko Imamura, Johannes Itten, Hitoyo Kai, Wassily Kandinsky, Hiroyo Kaneko, Tamako Kataoka, Izumi Kato, Yuki (Yukiko) Katsura, Kigai Kawaguchi, Tatsuo Kawaguchi, Matazo Kayama, Yasuo Kazuki, Hobun Kikuchi, Kentaro Kimura, Susumu Kinoshita, Ryusei Kishida, Shozo Kitadai, Noboru Kitawaki, Paul Klee, Yasue Kodama, Harue Koga, Narashige Koide, Tetsumi Kudo, Morikazu Kumagai, Yayoi Kusama, Sol Lewitt, Marino Marini, Toshi Maruki (Toshiko Akamatsu), Shunsuke Matsumoto, Kotaro Migishi, Setsuko Migishi, Mitsuko Miwa, Lucia Moholy, Kohei Morita, Saburo Muraoka, Tomoyoshi Murayama, Sadanosuke Nakada, Tsune Nakamura, Ikko Narahara, Isamu Noguchi, Shu Ogawara, Morie Ogiwara, Yuki Ogura, Taro Okamoto, Kenjiro Okazaki, Georgia O'Keeffe, Chou Ota, Auguste Rodin, Yoshishige Saito, Hanjiro Sakamoto, Gengen (Chozan) Sato, Katsuzo Satomi, Shoji Sekine, Kanzan Shimomura, Taketaro Shinkai, Hiroshi Sugito, Hisui Sugiura, Shooshie Sulaiman, Kimiko Suzuki, Minami Tada, Jiro Takamatsu, Kotaro Takamura, Ryudai Takano, Eri Takayanaghi, Toeko Tatsuno, Kogan Tobari, Motohiro Tomii, Takeshi Tsuchitani, Goro Tsuruta, Iwao Uchida, Shoen Uemura, Ryuzaburo Umehara, Isamu Wakabayashi, Tomoe Yabe, Masaaki Yamada, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, Chikako Yamashiro, Yukihiko Yasuda, Kanji Yo, Tetsugoro Yorozu
Sources: MOMAT Collection - Highlights & About the Sections
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