National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

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National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
東京国立近代美術館

Main building
Established 1952
Location Tokyo, Japan
Type Art museum
Website http://www.momat.go.jp/english/

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (東京国立近代美術館 Tōkyō Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan?) or MOMAT[1] is one of the major art museums in Japan.[2]

MOMAT collects, houses, and preserves a collection of modern art, including both Japanese- and Western-style paintings, prints, watercolors, drawings, and sculpture, all dating from the Meiji Period through the 20th century.[3]

MOMAT is in Kitanomaru Park in Tokyo.

History[change | change source]

MOMAT was established in 1952.[4]

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Notes[change | change source]

  1. MOMAT is an English acronym. MOMAT stands for "Museum Of Modern Art, Tokyo.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Museums" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 671-673.
  3. "The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo," New York Times; retrieved 2012-2-7.
  4. Japan Cultural Profile, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; retrieved 2012-2-7.

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Coordinates: 35°41′26″N 139°45′17″E / 35.690508°N 139.754652°E / 35.690508; 139.754652