National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

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National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Main entrance
Established 1963
Location Kyoto, Japan
Type Art 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 acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits a collection of modern art, including of 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