MOMAT Collection


At The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Welcome to the MOMAT Collection!

To briefly introduce some features of the museum’s exhibitions of works from the collection: First, its scale is one of the largest in Japan, displaying approximately 200 works each term from the museum’s holdings of over 13,000 works acquired since its opening in 1952. Also, it is one of the foremost exhibitions in Japan, tracing the arc of Japanese modern and contemporary art from the end of the 19th century to the present day through a series of 12 rooms, each with its own specific theme.

This term, we are pleased to offer another abundant lineup of works. To focus on just two of the highlights: first, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, Rooms 2 through 4 on the 4th floor survey relationships between the earthquake and art, highlighting topics such as the devastation of the affected area, reconstruction, and social fragmentation.

Also, Rooms 7 through 9 on the 3rd floor feature the work of photographer Ohtsuji Kiyoji, who would have turned 100 this year were he still alive. Ohtsuji’s avant-garde photographs earned acclaim in the immediate postwar years, and here we also showcase his importance as a writer and educator along with works of art closely associated with him.

MOMAT Collection List (PDF, 320K)

Quoted from  the Official Website