National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

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National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto 2010.jpg
Main entrance
LocationKyoto, Japan
TypeArt museum

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (京都国立近代美術館, Kyōto Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan) or MOMAK[1] is one of the major art museums in Japan.[2] It is in the Okazaki area in Kyoto.[3]

The museum has modern art, including Japanese-style painting (nihonga), Western-style painting (yōga), prints, sculpture, crafts and photography.[4]

The Museum is currently undergoing renovation and will reopen in April 2012.

History[change | change source]

MOMAK was established in 1963. In the early days, it was a part of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. It was an annex.[5]

In 1967, this annex became the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.[5]

The current building was designed by Fumihiko Maki. It was opened in 1986.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. MOMAK is an English acronym. MOMAK stands for "Museum Of Modern Art, Kkoto.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Museums" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 671-673.
  3. Turp, John. (2007). DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan, p. 168; MOMAK, Getting to MOMAK; retrieved 2012-2-8.
  4. National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (MOMAK), Collection Gallery; retrieved 2012-2-8.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 MOMAK, About MOMAK; retrieved 2012-2-8.

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Coordinates: 35°00′45″N 135°46′55″E / 35.012389°N 135.781943°E / 35.012389; 135.781943