Arts Everyday Living: National Museum of Western Art—French Impressionism in Tokyo

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART

Tokyo, Japan

Monet, On the Boat, 1887, oil on canvas, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan

 

FAST FACTS

Only national institution in Japan devoted to the appreciation of Western art.

Core of the museum’s holdings is the collection of wealthy business leader Kojiro Matsukata (1865-1950), focusing on Impressionist painting, especially Monet, and Rodin sculptures (works of art from the Renaissance to early 20th century have been added).

Opened in 1959 in a building designed by the French architect Le Corbusier; symbolized resumption of official ties between France and Japan after World War II.  

Located near other museums: Tokyo National Museum, National Science Museum, and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART

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