Thematic Exhibition

The Story of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

July 15 (Sun) – September 30 (Sun), 2012

The Story of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Since its founding in Ueno Park in 1926, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum has been a place where artists from all over Japan can exhibit their latest works and a place where viewers can encounter masterpieces from around the world.
If the museum were to re-exhibit all the works it has displayed until now, the history of modern art in Japan would vividly come to life.
This exhibition is a modern-contemporary “Japan Art History Digest,” featuring artists who have taken this museum as a stage for their activities. Through people closely associated with the museum—such as its founder, industrialist Keitaro Sato and the architects Shinichiro Okada who designed the original museum building and Kunio Maekawa who designed the new building—we survey the museum’s history.


July 15 (Sun) – September 30 (Sun), 2012
Gallery C
Mondays, July 17, September 18 (Open the Mondays of July 16, September 17)
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours
Fridays 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)
※Closed on the Fridays of September 21 and 28
Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)