When it was opened on October of 1977, The National Museum of Art, osaka became japan's 4th national museum. The museum mainly focuses on Japanese and foreign contemporary art through and permanent and special exhibitions.
According to its official webiste, the main objective of the museum was to "to collect, store, and publicly display the artworks and resources, and conduct the related research and other projects needed to elucidate the relationship between developments in Japanese art and art from the rest of the world."
Exhibition rooms are located below the ground level and those collection is centered on the postwar contemporary art and according to its official website, as of March 2011, the museum houses a total of 6,109 artworks.
Some of the works are from popular world-class artist such as Andy Warhol, Tadanori Yakoo, a graphic artist; Yoyai Kusama, Paul C. zanne, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst and Tsuguharu Fujita.
From the Higobashi Station, the museum cn be reached in a 5 to 10 minute walk.
The museum opens at 10:00 to 17:00 and until 19:00 on Fridays.
It is closed on Mondays, New Year Holidays and irregular closing when changing the exhibition.
Admission fee is 420 Yen (Fee for the specila exhibition is not included.)
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