Past Exhibitions

  • October 6, 2018 - January 20, 2019

I Want To Go Somewhere Far Away

Primarily from the Museum Collection

Kitawaki Noboru, Quo Vadis, 1949

 In everyday life, the desire to “go somewhere far away” may cross your mind from time to time. You may have a certain destination in mind, or you may just want to escape the situation you are in. The phrase “far away” is vague, and may mean somewhere geographically distant, or it may just mean anywhere that is not here.

 This exhibition was inspired by the 1962 popular song “I Want To Go Somewhere Far Away” (lyrics by Ei Rokusuke, music by Nakamura Hachidai). More than 50 years later, the song still has a universal resonance and continues to stir people’s hearts today. Assembled here are works that convey, in one way or another, a longing for somewhere far away, and a sense of people wandering through extraordinary spaces. Enjoy these works, in which artists express thoughts and feelings about faraway places, and let your mind wander into the distance as well.

I Want To Go Somewhere Far Away List

Gallery 4 (2nd floor)

October 6, 2018 - January 20, 2019

10:00 – 17:00 (10:00 – 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
*Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
※Closed on Mondays (except October 8, December 24, January 14),October 9, December 25, December 28, 2018 – January 1, 2019 and January 15, 2019 →See also Monthly Calendar
Adults ¥500 (400)
College and university students ¥250 (200)
*The price in brackets is for the group of 20 persons or more. All prices include tax.
Free for high school students, under 18, seniors( 65 and over ), Campus Members, MOMAT passport holder.
*Show your Membership Card of the MOMAT Supporters or the MOMAT Members to get free admission ( a MOMAT Members Card admits two persons free ).
*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.
*Members of the MOMAT Corporate Partners are admitted free with their staff ID.
Evening Discount (From 17:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Adults ¥300
College and university students ¥150
Free Admission Days:
Collection Gallery and Gallery 4
Free on the first Sunday of each month (October 7, November 4, December 2, 2018, January 6, 2019) November 3, 2018 and January 2, 2019
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

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