Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

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The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto is an art museum in Kyoto, Japan.This Kyoto museum is also known by the English acronym MoMAK (National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto).HistoryThe National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto was initially created as the Annex Museum of the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. MoMAK was established on its present site on March 1, 1963. Its building, formerly the auxiliary building of the Kyoto Municipal Exhibition Hall for Industrial Affairs, was transferred from Kyoto City to the National Museum after restoration. On June 1, 1967, the Kyoto Annex Museum officially became the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. Seventeen years later, the old building was dismantled and the present building, designed by Fumihiko Maki was completed.The museum was opened to the public on October 26, 1986, with 9,761.99 m² total floor area and 2,604.94 m² exhibition area.MoMAK collectionsMoMAK is a national institution devoted to the collection and preservation of artworks and related reference materials of the twentieth century in Japan and other parts of the world. Particular *emphasis is placed on artists or artistic movements in Kyoto and the Kansai area (the western region of Japan), such as Japanese-style paintings of the Kyoto School.The gallery exhibits selected works of Japanese-style painting (nihonga), Western-style painting (yōga), prints, sculpture, crafts (ceramics, textiles, metalworks, wood and bamboo works, lacquers and jewelry) and photography from the museum collection, rotating the works on display approximately twenty times a year. Outstanding and monumental works of modern art in Japan, as well as modern and contemporary European and American art are also exhibited.
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  • It is located near Heian Jingu Museum of fine arts. Across the street from Kyoto Municipal Museum of art. No feature is the building itself, not much mundane as buildings. I think I should visit during the exhibition of particular interest. When I visited and held van Gogh Exhibition, exhibition last week that there was a huge line. You can admire the works of Van Gogh, however, just around the corner color rich, dynamic handwriting rather than exhausting and very nice.
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  • Only the top floor that contains the museum's permanent collection was available for viewing. The other two floors were closed because they were preparing for exhibits. Yes, the permanent collection d...  more »
  • Friday and Saturday is doing until 8 at night. I went to see van Gogh night around 7 pm, but was relatively loose watch. Dark path I'd just walked along the waterways from Higashiyama subway station, and was a little scared. Work itself can be seen from near the reproductions of the famous courtesan, is interesting.
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  • They have the Van Gogh expedition here thru 3/4 so it was nice to see a lot of his work here in one location. Way crowded when the museum opens in the morning. We're talking about at least 3-4 rows of people as you walk to view each painting so best to go in the afternoon. We came out and no line. Enjoy!!!
  • Great place close to big temple. Perfect to see contrast between old and modern.
  • Went to see the Van Gough and Japan exhibition. There was a bit of a wait to get tickets then to gain entry to the exhibition area. Very helpful staff.
  • The place is neat and well-guarded. The surrounding is also beautiful and definitely worth having a selfie.
  • Permanent collection is one floor and generally underwhelming but includes a few interesting pieces. Disappointed at the value for money given only this one floor was open when we visited. Might be worth it when there is an interesting exhibition on too. There is a good view of the big red gate which is an added bonus.
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