The National Museum of Modern Art

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(kyoto kokuritsu kindai bijutsukan)

The National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, also known as MOMAK, is a prestigious art museum located in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, Japan. The museum was established in 1963 and is dedicated to exhibiting and preserving modern and contemporary Japanese art. With a collection of over 13,000 works of art, the museum offers visitors a comprehensive overview of Japan’s modern art scene.

The museum’s collection includes a wide range of art forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, and video art. Some of the most notable works on display include paintings by Japanese artists such as Fujita Tsuguharu and Aoki Shigeru, as well as international artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. The museum also has a dedicated section for contemporary art, showcasing the work of emerging and established artists from Japan and beyond.

In addition to its permanent collection, MOMAK hosts several temporary exhibitions throughout the year, featuring works by both Japanese and international artists. These exhibitions are carefully curated to offer visitors a deeper understanding of specific art movements, themes, or artists.

MOMAK is also home to a research and conservation center, which is responsible for preserving and researching the museum’s collection. The center works closely with art historians, conservationists, and artists to ensure that the museum’s works of art are properly cared for and preserved for future generations.

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