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The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

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The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (NMWA) was established in 1959. It is Japan's only national art museum that features a wide range of Western art. The museum exhibits the works of famous Western painters and sculptors, mostly French artists from the Renaissance to the early 20th century as a permanent collection. The museum is also frequently host to special exhibits on loan from other museums of international repute. The museum's main building was designed by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier.
NMWA was originally built to house "Matsukata Collection", the collection of western art works gathered in London, Paris and Berlin by the industrialist Matsukata Kojiro. His collection has a special emphasis on the French impressionists, with originals by Rodin, including "The Thinker", and paintings and sketches by, among others, Renoir and Monet.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:30 – 17:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • 9:30 – 20:00 (Fridays) *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • Mondays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
  • December 28 – January 1

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 430 yen (General, Adult)
  • 130 yen (Student)
  • Admission Free (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from JR Ueno Station
  • 7 minutes walk from Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Main Line (KS01)
  • 8 minutes walk from Ueno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G16) or Hibiya Line (H17)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 7-7, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007

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Impressive pieces of classical music/Arts @SAsdfj505 - 2018-05-26
May.26th John Everett Millais(1829-96)《Ducklings(1989)》, Renoir(1841-1919)《In the Woods(1880)》, Gogh(1853-90)《Roses… https://t.co/GrhWOdwYkB
Ligno Ponto @Lignponto - 2018-05-25
Today, I watched some masterpieces at the Prado Art Show and the National Museum in the National Museum of Western… https://t.co/KeKNde5Hk2
Catalina Chatellier @ChCatalina1 - 2018-05-16
Happy Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord!
Icon of the Ascension of Christ with the Hetoimasia, by Andreas Ritzos (1… https://t.co/PFStTpgyEe
YM @Navymat - 2018-05-12
Claude #Monet, 1840-1926
Water Lilies (or Nymphéas) is a series of approximately 250 oil paintings by the French Im… https://t.co/AK5umAXqXE
Dil @Asamsakti - 2018-05-08
with contrasting light and darkness and pigments. (Source: Masterpieces of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2009, cat. no. 20)
🍊Mei 🍕 @CerisesMacaron - 2018-05-08
@Asamsakti @LuciaTassan @redne2013 @artdielle @emanuelaneri14 @ChinesAnton @GiuseppeTurrisi @overlooki… https://t.co/ZCzwSJZ3Gr
The Japan Times @japantimes - 2018-05-02
See the Spanish Golden Age of earthy realism at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo https://t.co/i0tjT4VyqR https://t.co/hZnb2USV3i
Mud Island Art @MudIslandArt - 2018-05-01
Landscape Capriccio with Tomb of the Horatii and Curiatii, and the Villa of Maecenas at Tivoli
Richard Wilson 1754… https://t.co/gLONNYysxA
Brendon Peck 🍎 @PeckPolitics - 2018-04-28
Jean-Marc Nattier, Madame Marie-Henriette Berthelot de Pléneuf (1739). Housed at the National Museum of Western Art… https://t.co/DOFfXup19c
K.G.Kobayashi @kgkobayashi - 2018-04-28
'The Thinker' by Rodin in The National Museum of Western Art at Ueno Park, Tokyo, JAPAN. He seems to think with hig… https://t.co/EmV3WAyGCG
signsbook @signsbook - 2018-04-19
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)
Morning on the Seine (1898)
Oil on canvas, 73 x 91.5 cm.
The National Museum of We… https://t.co/3vP6441ly3
Keigetsu Unahara @KeigetsuUnahara - 2018-04-17
On my blog, I wrote about Mr. Le Corbusier. This great architect designed the National Miseum of Western Art in Tok… https://t.co/nq4R8soNcx
Tomo Kinutani @diopside77 - 2018-04-17
Visited the National Museum of Western Art this afternoon. #UenoPark #Tokyo https://t.co/bkzwZVkcY1
Van Gogh: The Life @VanGoghTheLife - 2018-04-08
#VanGogh of the Day: Roses, April 1889. Oil on canvas, 33 x 41.3 cm. National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. https://t.co/EmcNpAegUe
❗💲 ®️ 🅰 @_isragr - 2018-04-08
#VanGogh of the Day: Roses, April 1889. Oil on canvas, 33 x 41.3 cm. National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. https://t.co/ZQKAxWz9ZR
John Constable @JohnConstableRA - 2018-04-07
Waterloo Bridge in London by Claude Monet 1902
Oil on Canvas
(National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo)
The light at s… https://t.co/5ZTzIESWet
Margaret @violin201104 - 2018-04-07
#GerardDou, born on 7 April 1613, a Dutch Golden Age painter.

- Woman at the Clavicord.
circa 1665 (?)
Dulwich Pic… https://t.co/lCmAGdhBjt
Belgium in Japan @BelgiumEmbJapan - 2018-04-02
New flyer introducing the “Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque” exhibition that will be on show in #Tokyo at The Na… https://t.co/wamecfcUMo
Belgium in Japan @BelgiumEmbJapan - 2018-03-30
Totally packed press conference at the Embassy yesterday presenting the “Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque”… https://t.co/5NS6eNUPNR
David Hernandez @DavidACH101 - 2018-03-29
//mar 29// The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan || AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA MASTER AFTER MASTER AFTER MAS… https://t.co/8FiQsOF9KN
Tokyo Cheapo @TokyoCheapo - 2018-03-23
Tomorrow is Free Art day at the National Museum of Western Art! Get your arty-fix for free! #tokyo #free… https://t.co/JwjKtP3knO
Tokyo Speed Wi-fi @TokyoWifi - 2018-03-23
Ueno Park is a public park next to Ueno Station in Tokyo.

Ueno Park is famous for the many museums found on its g… https://t.co/aTA9hTGDKZ
Lauri Minas @WedgworthArt1 - 2018-03-07
.@crockerArt Tokyo’s National Museum of Western Art announced a long-lost Claude Monet large painting study has bee… https://t.co/zqrXB6RaJS
tinnaturk @tinnaturk - 2018-03-06
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo https://t.co/Ic8WNRRpgj
unnikrishna @unnikrishna - 2018-03-05
the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo has revealed that the lost Monet was discovered in a Louvre storage spa… https://t.co/RnSoUF6PIo
After6Tokyo @After6Tokyo - 2018-03-03
EXHIBITION : The National Museum of Western Art -until May 27, 2018/Fridays & Saturdays 9:30am-8pm/other 9:30am-5:3… https://t.co/9QPICrqc5U
Kjeld Duits @KjeldDuits - 2018-03-02
Japanese collector’s long-lost Monet rediscovered in Louvre’s storage space. Will go on exhibit at the National Mus… https://t.co/uq9y0zmvfF
Scitech☄️ @scitecho - 2018-03-02
The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo has revealed that a lost Monet was discovered in a Louvre storage space. https://t.co/2PccWl0N1I
Smithsonian Magazine @SmithsonianMag - 2018-03-02
The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo has revealed that a lost Monet was discovered in a Louvre storage space. https://t.co/EMz1sCCHff
globalmuseum @globalmuseum - 2018-03-02
The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo has revealed that a lost Monet was… https://t.co/k32Jfcf7C1 #smithsonian
Eric Buechel @EricBuechelNet - 2018-02-28
I love his work. I remember seeing a solo of Roberts work around 16 years ago in the National Museum of Western Art… https://t.co/kw3GzkDUvo

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