Past Exhibition Special Exhibition

Okamoto Taro – The 100th Anniversary of His Birth



Art Museum Special Exhibition Gallery (1F)

About the Exhibition

In the first half of the 20th century, development in international sea lanes and railway networks brought overseas travel into the limelight as a new type of entertainment that attracted much interest. For travel campaigns, graphic designers produced posters, pictorial magazines and travel brochures showing scenery and customs of Japan and Asia to invite people to travel. Presenting such materials, this exhibition will look back on the Oriental images created there.

About the Sections

Prologue: Non!

  • Chapter 1: Confrontation with Picasso – The Paris Period
  • Chapter 2: Confrontation with “Pretty” Art – Polarism
  • Chapter 3: Confrontation with “Wabi-Sabi” – Rediscovering Japan
  • Chapter 4: Confrontation with ”Progress and Harmony for Mankind” – Osaka Expo ’70
  • Chapter 5: Confrontation with the War – Tomorrow’s Mythology
  • Chapter 6: Confrontation with the Consumer Society – Public Art, Design, and Mass Media
  • Chapter 7: Confrontation with Okamoto Taro
  • Epilogue: The Spirit of Okamoto Taro Inherited

Hours & Admissions


Art Museum Special Exhibition Gallery (1F)




10:00-17:00 (Friday is 10:00-17:00)
*Last admission is 30 minutes before closing


Closed on Mondays (except March 21, 28, April 4 and May 2) and March 22, 2011


Day ticket (Advance ticket / Group of 20 persons or more)
Adults: 1,300 (1,100 / 900)
College / University students: 900 (800 / 600)
High school students: 400 (300 / 200)

*All prices include tax.
*Advance ticket: sale from November 18, 2010 through March 7, 2011.
*Middle school age and under 15 are free of charge.
*Including the admission fee for Morphology of Emptiness and Permanent Collection.
*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.


The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki
NHK Promotions, Inc.

Special Cooperation

Taro Okamoto Memorial Foundation for the Promotion of Contemporary Art


Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited


NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.

Media enquiries

Public Relations Okamoto Taro Exhibition
Prap Japan, Inc.
(Totate International Bldg., 2-12-19 Shibuya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8343)
Phone: 03-4570-3192
Fax: 03-3486-6863

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