National Museum Of Art, Osaka, OsakaCurrently Open
- Address: 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0005, Japan
- Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-664474680
- Ticket Price: 430 JPY
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Family And Kids
About National Museum Of Art, Osaka, Osaka
Situated in an architecturally stunning building, the National Museum of Art, Osaka is situated on Nakanoshima Island. The museum building was designed in such a way that it represents the growth and shape of a bamboo plant. The museum houses Japanese and foreign contemporary art, with exhibitions from the museum collection and special exhibitions.
National Museum Of Art, Osaka Ticket Prices
- Adults: ¥430
- University students: ¥130
- Admission free for visitors under 18 years old, senior (65+) and mentally or physically disabled people with one attendant.
- Admission prices vary for special exhibitions.
National Museum Of Art, Osaka Opening and Closing Hours
- The museum will be closed while exhibitions are being changed.
How To reach National Museum Of Art, Osaka by Public Transport
- Higobashi Station
- Nakanoshima Station
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National Museum Of Art, Osaka, Osaka Reviews
This place was quite interesting. They had exhibits in different and various meduims. From sound, short movie, scuplture, paintings, installation to live performance. They had included artists from around the world which helped the experience for someone like me who doesn't speak and understand Japanese. The exhibits are quite contemporary. You will enjoy this place if you enjoy modern conceptual art. The entry fee varies from 800 to 1200 yen if I am not mistaken. You can also buy a translator as well, which would help with the language barrier.
Very interesting exhibition when I went (January 2018). The architecture of the museum is quite interesting, it looks small on the surface but it’s a giant underground complex. Don’t forget your student id if you have one.
The museum is an exhibition oriented museum. There are two main floors where exhibitions were held by 2 artists. A sculptor and a photographer this time. Both were very interesting and had a good curating job to them. You could buy a ticket to the first exhibition, held in floor b1. The b2 exhibition ticket was for both of them. I recommend around two hours or more for the museum.
I went to see the exhibition, “Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Bruegel's ‘The Tower of Babel’” which I loved! I was able to go and use my US student ID to buy student discount tickets which were very reasonable! The exhibit was huge and took me hours to go through, though I admittedly went pretty slowly to absorb it all. The Tower of Babel itself was intricate and delicate! Definitely worth it!
I've to say that I am kinda dissapointed with this museum. Osaka is the second city in Japan and I feel it deseves a better contemporany art museu, as I found it generally dull, despite of 5 highlights. (two of them japanese, the others western) We were visiting this new exhibition that celebrates the 40th aniversary of the museum. About that one, I have to complain about the lack of titles, as well as the lack of exhibition discourse. Also, the exhibition map was messy and vague to the point where we felt like we were walking without any path arround conceptual art. And this is particulay bad, as this kind of art is difficult for many visitors, and it requires an exceptional treatment from the curators.