Friday, May 22, 2009

The National Art Center, Tokyo

Located just a short walk from Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Mid Town, The National Art Center, Tokyo does not have a permanent collection, but hosts many international art exhibitions.

Current Exhibitions:
L'enfant dans les collections du musee du Louvre (March 25 - June 1, 2009)

Upcoming Exhibitions:
NOMURA Hitoshi PERCEPTIONS- Changes in Time and Field (May 27 - July 27, 2009)
René Lalique A Retrospective (June 24 - September 7, 2009)

The building itself is worth a visit. Designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa, it opened in January, 2007. The building contains 14,000sqm of exhibition space, a souvenir shop, French restaurant and cafes to relax in after viewing the exhibits.

Access: Nogizaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line). Take Exit 6 for direct access to the center.

Hours: Open 10:00 to 18:00 (Fridays until 20:00). Closed Tuesdays.
Admission: Priced by exhibition.
Website (English)

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