A place to relax amid views of Ueno Park’s greenery
The lounge, a quiet space for relaxing in comfortable chairs of northern European design, is installed with racks of leaflets for exhibitions at other museums. Staff are always on hand, waiting to take questions about art information. The lounge also features a display of materials related to the museum’s founder, Sato Keitaro, as well as an architectural model of the museum and outline of the museum’s history.
※ The lounge is a stopping point for Museum Start iUeno.
※ An archival materials exhibit introducing the Museum’s history is held during the period of the Museum’s founding day, May 1.
About Sato Keitaro, the Art Lounge’s Namesake
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum was founded on May 1, 1926 on the basis of a one million yen donation (in the currency of the time) by industrialist Sato Keitaro. It was Japan’s first public art museum.
A bust of Sato Keitaro by sculptor Asakura Fumio is established in one corner of the lounge. In order to honor Mr. Sato for his substantial contributions to this museum and convey his achievements to future generations, this Art Lounge was established in his name on the occasion of the Museum’s April 2012 Grand Reopening.
※ Only beverages may be brought into the Art Lounge. (Eating is not permitted.)
Please refrain from smoking, photography, loud use of mobile phones, and other behavior disturbing to other visitors.